Thursday, September 14, 2006
Local News Briefs
Tuck appoints Ralph Doxey as chairman of corrections
Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck has named Senator Ralph H. Doxey of Holly Springs to chair the Senate Corrections Committee.
Doxey is a Republican who represents Senate District 2, composed of parts of Benton, Marshall and Tippah counties. Doxey replaces Senator Robert (Bunky) Huggins, of Greenwood, who recently passed away.
Doxey served in the House of Representatives for 12 years and was elected to the Senate in 2003.
“Sen. Doxey is an attorney and former prosecutor,” Tuck said. “His background in criminal justice gives him the knowledge and experience to make an effective chairman for this committee.”
The 11-member Corrections Committee oversees the Department of Corrections and all policy matters for the state’s correctional facilities and operations, including planning, coordinating and developing a comprehensive correctional system.
“I personally want to thank Lt. Gov. Tuck for appointing me to this important post,” Doxey said, “both for the scope of the job that I have to undertake and because of the big shoes I have to fill in the absence of my good friend, Bunky Huggins.”
Chamber luncheon Thursday; firefighters to be recognized
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will hold its fall luncheon Thursday, Sept. 14, at 12 noon at Annie’s Restaurant, 198 N. Memphis St.
Guest speaker is Kenny Jackson, and awards will be presented for city and county firefighter of the year. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
For more information, call the chamber office at 252-2943.
Agencies seek out those affected by Hurricane Katrina
The Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District, in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, is in the process of locating persons who currently reside in Alcorn, Benton, Marshall, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomingo counties and who were displaced and/or affected by Hurricane Katrina.
If you are at least 60 years of age and have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, please contact Irene Keller at 662/728-7038 or toll free at 1-800-745-6961 to determine if you may be eligible for a variety of services provided by the Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging.
Applicants will be required to document that they were affected by Hurricane Katrina.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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