News BriefsStrawberry Plains hosting Summer Ecology Camp
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center announces its 2008 Summer Ecology Camp.
Camp dates are July 14-18 for students entering grades 2 to 4 and July 21-25 for students entering grades 5 to 7. The time is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Students will be able to take daily nature hikes, explore various habitats, participate in guided field experiences and learn about our native plants and animals.
The cost is $125 per week. Scholarships are available thanks to a grant from Wild Birds Unlimited and National Wildlife Federation.
For information on applying for a scholarship, or to have a camp application mailed to you, please call Kate Friedman at 662-252-1155 or e-mail email@example.com.
Registration deadline is June 27. Enrollment is limited, so register early.
Unemployment rate drops in state, Marshall, Benton
For the month of April, Mississippi’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment dropped to 5.5 percent, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced. It was 5.9 in March.
The rate is also four-tenths percent lower than April 2007, when it was 5.9 percent.
At the local level, Rankin County reported the lowest unemployment rate for the month of April 2008 at 3.6 percent, followed by Lafayette and Lamar at 4.0 percent.
Twenty-three counties reported unemployment rates lower than or equal to the state rate of 5.5 percent and only two counties reported double digit unemployment rates.
Marshall County’s rate was 7.4 percent for April 2008, down from 7.6 in March. Benton’s was 8.5, down from 9.1.
City police make arrest, report various other activities
Holly Springs police officers arrested Carla Jackson, 25, of Holly Springs, Friday, May 30, according to chief Robert Pearson. Jackson was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging uttering forgery.
In other activities for the week ending June 1, officers wrote citations or made arrests including the following: driving while license suspended (3); no driver’s license/expired license (3); no tag/expired tag (4); no proof of insurance (7); careless driving (1); disregard for traffic device (3); seatbelt violation (7); simple assault/domestic violence (5); telephone harassment (1); and malicious mischief (1).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in Holly Springs or the Marshall County area is asked to call the Holly Springs Police Department (662-252-2122) or Marshall County Crime Stoppers (1-800-729-2169).
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