Thursday, August 23, 2007
Local News Briefs
Holly Springs police unveil September amnesty program
The Holly Springs Police Department will conduct an amnesty program during the month of September 2007, according to police chief Robert Pearson.
“The intent of the amnesty program is to reduce the number of outstanding warrants held by the police department and to provide a workable means for individuals to pay their fines,” he said.
“Persons who turn themselves in as part of this program will not be arrested or lodged in jail.”
Only persons who have outstanding misdemeanor warrants due to unpaid fines are eligible for the program, he said.
Persons wanted on felony warrants do not qualify for the amnesty program.
Pearson said those who owe fines and turn themselves in will be placed on City Probation and a payment plan will be set up for them to pay their fines to satisfy their obligation to the court.
“This is an opportunity for individuals with outstanding warrants to surrender themselves in good faith without the embarrassment of being arrested and placed in handcuffs,” Pearson said.
The Amnesty Program will be administered by the Holly Springs Police Department starting Tuesday, September 4, 2007 and ending September 28, 2007.
Hours to voluntarily turn oneself in are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday (no Thursdays) at the Police Station.
Those who want further information about the Amnesty Program may contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122.
Byhalia chamber luncheon scheduled for Thursday
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly membership luncheon Thursday, Aug. 23, at The Flame at Byhalia United Methodist Church.
Guest speaker will be Don Fischer, director of the University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center. He will talk on the topic “Companies With the Highest Probability of Success.”
Networking begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 and the program from noon to 1 p.m. The luncheon sponsor is Citizens Bank.
There is no charge for members with reservations. There is a $5 charge for prospective members.
Call 662-838-8127 for more information.
Fischer has 38 years experience in sales, marketing, service and general management within the machine tool and allied products industries both domestic and international.
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