Lessye Lee Davis parade, other activities May 3
The Lessye Lee Davis activity and parade committee is making preparations for the 2008 Lessye Lee Davis “May Day” festivities.
The parade is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, beginning at 11 a.m. on the old M.I. campus.
This is an annual event in memory of “Mama Lessye,” who was the 4-H and Homemakers Club advisor in Marshall County for many years. This day is set aside to pay tribute and keep her legacy alive.
The parade will start from the M.I. campus, go around the square taking Memphis Street to Van Dorn, Van Dorn to Randolph, Randolph to Rust Avenue and then return to the M.I. campus.
Everyone is urged to participate by joining the parade, setting up a booth on the M.I. campus or placing an ad in the 2008 Lessye Lee Davis ad book. For more information, call 662-252-3232.
Rising fuel costs hit county school district hard
The Marshall County School District expects to budget at least $500,000 for fuel next year.
Superintendent of Education Don Randolph, during the monthly board of education meeting last week, said $398,000 was budgeted for this school year and $261,351 has been expended.
“This month’s bill alone was $40,000,” Randolph said. “It costs $1 more (a gallon) now than when we started the budget year last August. It’s alarming.”
All buses in the district run on diesel.
In other business, Randolph said he hopes the district can hire one or two additional school resource officers for next year.
“We’re looking at our budget and the sheriff is looking at his, and I will bring costs to the next meeting,” he said.
Byhalia police officers go to 31 calls, make 11 arrests
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 31 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – four alarm calls, two motor vehicle accidents, one domestic call, one theft, six escorts, one juvenile-related call, two assists, five medical assists, one fire, eight miscellaneous calls.
Officers also made 11 arrests on the following charges:
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