Thursday, December 28, 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 New Year’s holiday.
Deadline for all classified advertising is this Friday, Dec. 29, at 12 noon. Deadline for news, legal notices and display advertising is this Friday, Dec. 29, at 5 p.m.
The South Reporter office will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s and reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 8 a.m.
The Thursday, Jan. 4, edition of The South Reporter will be printed and delivered on the usual schedule.
“We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable New Year’s,” said publisher Barry Burleson.
Firefighting grant awarded in Byhalia department
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved a fire safety grant for the Byhalia Volunteer Fire Department, federal lawmakers said Thursday.
U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker and Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott said the $76,863 grant will be used to enhance firefighting operations and boost firefighter safety. The award comes from the Assistance to Firefighters Program approved by Congress to directly assist the nation’s firefighters and the services they deliver. It is administered by FEMA and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate at DHS.
The program provides assistance to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, health and safety programs, purchase of new firefighting equipment, and improve emergency medical service response capabilities.
Please don't drink and drive; don't risk your life, others'
The Holly Springs Police Department warns that drinking and driving is a serious offense.
We’ve seen the television and billboard ads reminding us about the dangers related to drinking and driving. Yet, each year close to one million people are injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Please don’t drink and drive.
If you are going to drink, plan ahead. You might consider leaving your car at home and riding with a non-drinking friend or make use of public transportation, like a taxi or a bus.
Please be a responsible host during the holidays. If you are planning an event where alcohol is being served, have non-alcoholic beverages available for those who will be driving home.
When traveling during the holiday season, be aware of situations around you. Maintain a safe distance from anyone driving erratically while on the road. If you suspect that someone is driving under the influence of alcohol, contact your local law enforcement agency.
Please don’t risk your life, or the lives of others...don’t drink and drive.
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