Thursday, December 21, 2006
Local News Briefs
Early deadlines in place for next week’s South Reporter
There will be an early deadline for next week’s South Reporter due to the Christmas holiday.
Deadline for all classified advertising is this Friday, Dec. 22, at 12 noon. Deadline for news, legal notices and display advertising is this Friday, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m.
The South Reporter office will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, for Christmas and reopen Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 8 a.m.
The Thursday, Dec. 28, edition of The South Reporter will be printed and delivered on the usual schedule.
“We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season,” said publisher Barry Burleson, “and we appreciate our friends and neighbors in Marshall and Benton counties for your tremendous support of The South Reporter.”
Byhalia police respond to 46 calls, make felony arrest
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 46 calls during the past week.
Chief Mike Novay released the following report – 20 alarm calls, four motor vehicle accidents, one disturbance, one theft, three escorts, one juvenile-related call, five assists, two fires, eight miscellaneous and one shooting.
Officers wrote 34 citations.
Chief Novay said the police department also made five arrests.
Jeffery Johnson, 21, of 65 Mary Lane, Red Banks, was arrested December 13 and charged with reckless driving and felony failure to stop a motor vehicle, according to Novay.
Other arrests, all on misdemeanor charges, included:
Hurricane Katrina assistance available for local evacuees
On June 25, 2006, the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Aging & Adult Services notified Northeast Mississippi Planning & Development District Area Agency on Aging of funds available under FY 2006 Hurricane Katrina funding.
These funds are awarded for recovery needs of Hurricane Katrina victims living in six counties of Alcorn, Benton, Marshall, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomingo counties.
Funding is available for persons, age 60 years and over, directly affected by and displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The goal is to locate eligible evacuees and assist in their needs.
Displaced Katrina evacuees are urged to contact Irene Keller at 662-728-7038 or 1-800-745-6961 for information on this program.
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