Batesville district officers issue 1,224 citations
It was a busy holiday weekend for the Batesville district of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Sgt. Leslie White said 1,224 citations were issued during the July 4 weekend, which started Thursday at 6 p.m. and ended Sunday at midnight.
The breakdown included 754 hazardous citations and 518 non-hazardous, 37 DUI arrests, eight drug arrests, five felony arrests, 52 seatbelt citations and 30 child restraint citations.
There were 16 car crashes in the 10-county area, according to White, with four injuries and no fatalities.
Statewide, the Highway Patrol issued 10,023 citations during the holiday period.
There were 129 car crashes, with 38 injuries and one fatality. The death occurred in the Meridian area, White said.
Weekend event promotes legacy of Ida B. Wells
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum is hosting its annual Ida B. Wells Birthday Celebration and Festival this weekend, July 11-13.
The theme for this celebration is “Preserving, Protecting, Promoting the Ida B. Wells Legacy.” Guest speaker for the banquet on July 12 will be Michelle Diane Wright, author of “Broken Utterances: A Selected Anthology of 19th Century Black Women’s Social Thought.”
On each day of the celebration, a member of the Wells family will share the legacy of Ida B. Wells.
For more information on this year’s
celebration, see more inside this week’s newspaper or call
County school board announces July 15
The Marshall County Board of Education will hold its July board meeting on Tuesday, July 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the supervisors’ board room, 103B North Market Street, Holly Springs.
City schools set meeting concerning IDEIA funds
Parents of children with disabilities are invited to participate by providing input on all sections of the Holly Springs School District fiscal year 2008 applications for Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Part-B and pre-school funds.
The meeting will be held Monday, July 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Holly Springs School District superintendent’s office, located at 840 Highway 178 East in Holly Springs.
Parents are welcome to review the components of the application and provide input anytime during the day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. prior to the meeting.
For more information, contact Mary Kenerson, at 662-252-2183, extension 1004.
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