Thursday, February 23, 2006

Local News Briefs

Public hearing next Monday concerning HOME program

A public hearing to provide program specifics for the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grant in Marshall County is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the County Supervisors’ Board Room in Holly Springs.

The public is invited to attend this informative meeting to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.

The grants are used to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for very-low-income and low-income persons. Marshall County is considering a homeowner rehabilitation or Homebuyer assistance project.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and offer comment at this meeting.

County school board slates next meeting for March 7

The Marshall County Board of Education will meet for the March board meeting on Tuesday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the board room of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors, 103B Market Street, Holly Springs.

Holly Springs Chamber sets Small Business Rountables

All small business owners and other interested persons are invited to “Breakfast and Small Business: A Roundtable Discussion.”

Dates and topics are – Tuesday, March 7, Knowing Your Market; Tuesday, April 4, Recruit, Select and Train the Best People for Your Business; Tuesday, May 2, Secrets to Saving Your Business; Tuesday, June 6; The Next Step or How To Grow Your Business.

The breakfast, networking and discussion sessions will be held at Annie’s Restaurant on Memphis Street in Holly Springs, starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m. Moderator will be Don Fischer, director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Mississippi.

The special programs are a benefit of Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce membership.

Those not a member of a chamber can call the chamber office at 252-2943 for more information.

Arbor Day Program moved to next Tuesday, Feb. 28

The Arbor Day Program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. at Montrose Arboretum, according to Ruth Kloha, program chairman for the Holly Springs Garden Club.

The program will include educational presentations by Paul Calame, president of the Marshall County Forestry Association, followed by the planting of four trees.

The six-acre arboretum at Montrose was established 25 years ago by Kloha following state guidelines with help from the Mississippi Forestry Service. The first celebration of the arboretum was celebrated in 1981.

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