Thursday, October 5, 2006
Local News Briefs
Friends of Library hosting book, bake sale this Saturday
Everyone is invited to The Friends of the Library book, rummage and bake sale.
The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church.
Rust gets $200,000 grant; funds to boost math program
The U.S. Department of Education has approved a grant to enable Rust College to promote the study of science and mathematics among minority students.
U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker said the funding totals $200,000 and will run through September 30, 2007. It is anticipated the grant will be for a total of three years.
The Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program is designed to boost scientific content knowledge among minority students. Its goals include increasing secondary science and math grades, boosting graduation rates and sparking interest in post-secondary science and math programs.
The project will consist of a four-week residential summer preparatory program for 30 students from Marshall, Benton, and Tate counties. The program includes study of chemistry, biology, math, computer science and physics in the classroom and laboratory as well as educational field trips.
Car stolen at Hwy. 78 exit; another broken into in city
Holly Springs police officers are investigating two recent vehicle-related crimes.
A grand larceny occurred near the west exit of Highway 78 on Sunday between 11:30 p.m. and 3 a.m.
The owner of the vehicle stated he was having car trouble and had to leave his car parked near the exit. He returned around 3 a.m. and his vehicle was gone, according to police chief Patricia Selman.
After checking with several towing companies, the vehicle was reported stolen.
It is described as a green, four-door, 1995 Toyota Camry LS with a Union County tag. There is also a white Toyota sticker across the top of the windshield, plus the car has chrome wheels.
In a separate incident, a breaking and entering of a vehicle was reported in the 500 block of Highway 178 East. Two individuals stated each of their vehicles were broken into. A Jensen AM/FM/CD player valued at $150 was taken, as well as a case of approximately 100 CDs valued at $1,000.
The following calls were reported to the Holly Springs Police Department last week – three simple assaults, four petit larcenies, one hit and run, three malicious mischief calls, two cases of property damage, three drug-related calls, one forgery, three DUIs and one harassment.
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