Thursday, November 9, 2006
Local News Briefs
Holly Springs police respond to five grand larceny calls
The Holly Springs Police Department reported several incidents for the past week, five of them grand larcenies.
A grand larceny was reported on October 31 in the 300 block of Memphis Street. The victim reported a 9 mm Ruger missing from his vehicle while it was parked at a business.
The same day, in the 400 block of Coopwood Drive, a 2000, white, four-door Pontiac Grand Am was taken from a location between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
A battery charger valued at $350 was taken November 1 from a garage in the 1400 block of Highway 4.
A yellow, four-door Regency Oldsmobile was reported stolen from the 600 block of Martin Luther King between 7 a.m. October 31 and November 1. The vehicle was recovered by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department later November 1.
A breaking and entering of a building was reported November 1 in the 200 block of W. Valley. Intruders were believed to have gained entry by breaking out a window. Several suspects were arrested at the scene.
Several vehicles were reported burglarized November 3 in a parking lot in the 200 block of Martin Luther King. Owners reported several items taken from their vehicles.
Also, November 3, a 1998 gold and black Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of W. Valley. The car was reported missing between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Anyone having information regarding any of these incidents is asked to contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
State unemployment drops; Marshall’s rate at 10.4
The state’s unemployment rate fell four-tenths of a percentage point to stand at 6.8, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) recently announced.
The September rate compared favorably to August’s 7.2 figure and was 2.6 percentage points lower than September of last year.
The number of employed Mississippians rose by 10,400 while the number of unemployed fell by 4,500.
Thirty-one counties reported unemployment rates equal or less than Mississippi’s rate with Lafayette, DeSoto and Rankin counties holding the lowest rates at 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 percent.
Jefferson County posted the highest unemployment
rate at 14.2 percent but was down from the previous month’s rate
of 17.5 percent. Noxubee held the second highest rate, falling from last
month’s rate of 14.3 to 14.1 percent.
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