Thursday, February 8, 2007
Local News Briefs
Candidates qualify; deadline for sign-up three weeks away
Two additional candidates have signed up for local political races.
John Helmert is running for the state representative seat, District 13, as a Republican.
Benjamin Creekmore is seeking reelection as district attorney, District 3, on the Democratic ticket.
The deadline to qualify is Thursday, March 1. Candidates for county races should go to the circuit clerk’s office in Holly Springs to qualify.
The first primary is Tuesday, Aug. 7, with the runoff set for Tuesday, Aug. 28. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
For more information on the 2007 elections, contact the circuit clerk’s office, 252-3434, or log on to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.ms.us.
Marshall-Benton Job Fair March 1 in Holly Springs
The 2007 Marshall-Benton Job Fair will be held on Thursday, March 1, at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Holly Springs.
The 2006 Marshall-Benton Job Fair serviced over 400 job seekers. Job seekers were able to meet with the human resource representatives of numerous employers with a wide range of job openings. The job fair employers reported having received 344 resumes and extended 141 job offers on the day of the job fair. The employers also estimated 197 hires during 2006 as a direct result of the job fair.
The 2007 Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair is free to all job seekers. It is recommended job seekers dress appropriately and bring a resume. Be there early because lines tend to form at the entrance. See what employers are attending along with their job openings on the website, www.jobfairs.ms.gov.
Adam Todd, associate director Governor’s Job Fair Network, said, “We still have booth space available and we are growing.”
To register an organization for the 2007 Marshall-Benton Job Fair or to find more information, please visit the web site listed above or call Todd at 601-321-6149.
Help available for residents seeking employment
Residents of Marshall County who are seeking employment can now get help on the local front.
Applications from local companies are available, through a joint effort of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority and the Rust College Community Development Corp.
Job seekers can call BDC (“Building and Developing Communities”) Consulting Inc. today for an appointment. The telephone numbers are 252-4860 or 252-1488.
Director of the new workforce center is Betty Yates.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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