Thursday, May 24, 2007
Local News Briefs
Early deadlines in place for next edition of newspaper
The South Reporter announces early deadlines for its next edition due to the Memorial Day holiday.
The deadline for classified advertising is Friday, May 25, at 12 noon. The deadline for news and all other advertising, including legals and display ads, is Friday, May 25, at 5 p.m.
The South Reporter office will be closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. It will reopen Tuesday, May 29, at 8 a.m.
The newspaper will be delivered according to the regular schedule.
“We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday,” said publisher Barry Burleson.
Inmate back in jail after search, citizens’ assistance
A city inmate who escaped from the Marshall County Jail at about 5:50 p.m. Monday was back in custody at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Felix Fitzgerald Harper, who was being held on a misdemeanor charge, is thought to have slipped out while another person was being booked Monday afternoon, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
He said lots of citizens’ calls helped direct officers during the search for Harper, who was apprehended in the Chatham Heights/Chesterman Street area without incident. Two DeSoto County helicopters, Byhalia officers with a K-9 search dog, City of Holly Springs police and sheriff’s deputies were all involved in the search.
State of Region meeting set for Thursday in Tupelo
“Building a Better Workforce in Our New Economy” is the focus of the 11th annual State of the Region meeting May 24 in Tupelo.
The CREATE Foundation and its Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi sponsor the annual meeting and produce an annual statistical profile of Northeast Mississippi and the 16 counties that make up the region, including Marshall.
The State of the Region meeting, which is also being sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn, will convene at 9 a.m. at the BancorpSouth Conference Center and end by 11:30 a.m.
Jim Clinton, director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, and Mississippi’s superintendent of education, Dr. Hank Bounds, will address workforce and educational attainment opportunities. Gary Swoope, director of Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), and Community Development Foundation (CDF) president David Rumbarger will present economic development implications for a prepared workforce for existing businesses and newly locating industries like Toyota.
Admission to the meeting is free and it is open to the public. Registration starts at 8 a.m.
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