Thursday, February 2, 2006

County's best speller
Henry student wins spelling bee

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Lacy Maxwell, eighth grader at Henry Junior High School, took first place in the 26th Annual Marshall County Spelling Bee, Saturday.

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Watson residents oppose landfill

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

A meeting in the Watson community, attended by about 70 people, drew mostly opposition to a proposed household garbage (municipal solid waste) landfill site, according to District 4 Supervisor George Zinn III, who called the meeting.

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City reviews fee policies

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The City of Holly Springs is taking a look at the fee structure it charges to provide services to new customers and ordinances that define what type of materials are used in replacing old service lines, such as sewer.

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Election officials verify voters’ data

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Marshall County election commissioners Marie Palmer and Betty Whaley and circuit court clerk Lucy Carpenter have their hands full this year. The Help America Vote Act will go into action on the state and local levels.

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County looks to launch fund-raising

By BARRY BURLESON
Editor

A group of local leaders met recently with Tom Pittman, president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, about setting up an endowment fund for Marshall County.

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Correction:

(Editor’s note: There was an error in an accident report last week and this notice corrects the error. We are sorry for any inconvenience the first report may have caused our readers.)

Willie Nelson, 51, of Holly Springs, died in an automobile accident around 9 p.m. January 17 near the railroad overpass on Highway 7 North, according to John Garrison, coroner.

Nelson was involved in a two-vehicle collision with a Benton County Sheriff’s Department patrol car, Garrison said.


County officials updated on projects

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

Accounting, legal issues and financing for Katrina recovery efforts were among items taken up in Jackson at a recent Mid-Winter Conference. All Marshall County supervisors, Larry Hall and Susie Hill attended the meetings.

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Unemployment rate up in most counties

December’s unemployment rate of 9.3 percent showed almost no change from last month’s revised rate of 9.4 percent, up from November’s preliminary 8.8 percent estimate, the Mississippi Department of Employment (MDES) announced Thursday.

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