Thursday, August 31, 2006
Local News Briefs
Holly Springs receives grant to aid in serving hospital
The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $250,000 grant to help the City of Holly Springs extend water and sewer lines to serve the community’s new hospital, federal lawmakers said Monday.
U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker and Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott said the funds will be used to help construct 2.7 miles of 12-inch water main, and 3.5 miles of gravity sewer lines.
The extensions are needed to serve the state-of-the-art, $35 million hospital being built by Alliance Healthcare System. It will be located just off Highway 78 and is expected to add 62 new jobs and produce other healthcare spin-off businesses.
In addition to ARC funds, the Economic Development Administration will provide a $520,732 grant and a Community Development Block Grant totaling $462,000. Local funds will total $23,477, making the total project cost $1,256,200.
Friends of Library meeting scheduled next Tuesday
The next Friends of the Library meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5.
The business meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. with the guest speaker to follow. Guest speaker will be Libby Aydelott, who is with the State Friends of the Library.
Dessert and drinks are provided; bring a sandwich if you please.
Aldermen, mayor closer to hiring chief, utility manager
A vote on candidates for police chief and general manager for the Holly Springs Utility Department will likely take place September 5, according to Alderman Nancy Hutchens.
She said the aldermen and mayor met and reinterviewed all but two prospective candidates last week.
“Two candidates, one for the position of police chief and one for general manager could not be here,” she said. “One was on vacation and one had an illness in the family. We will interview them this week and probably have someone for each of these positions by the first of September, if not before then.”
Early deadlines in place for next week’s South Reporter
The South Reporter announces early deadlines for its next edition, Thursday, Sept. 7, due to the Labor Day holiday.
Deadlines are this Friday, Sept. 1, at 12 noon for classified advertising and this Friday at 5 p.m. for all display advertising, legal notices and news.
The South Reporter office will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, for the holiday and will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 8 a.m.
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