Thursday, July 24, 2008
Lack of rainfall means burn ban possible in county
Conditions are getting right for grass fires, according to Hugh Hollowell, emergency management director for Marshall County.
He advised the board of supervisors Monday that a burn ban may be needed if no general rains fall over the county during this weekend’s forecast for some rain.
The board approved a burn ban, pending the recommendation and approval for a ban in the county by the Mississippi Forestry Commission.
Heat is becoming a problem for firefighters working in this intense heat and the cost to fight fires has escalated, Hollowell said.
He recommended a burn ban on both accounts if conditions do not improve.
Mary Reid announces ‘Meet and Greet’ night
Mary Reid Elementary School in Potts Camp is having “Meet and Greet” night at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4.
Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet the faculty and see all the improvements made to the building. Every classroom now has central air conditioning and heating along with lower ceilings and brighter lighting.
Students may bring supplies that night to leave in their classroom.
“We are excited about the new school year and we look forward to seeing you August 4,” said Pat Kennedy, new principal at Mary Reid.
City schools plan 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 superintendent’s office, 840 Highway 178 East.
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.
Area students return to school in next few weeks
It’s almost back-to-school time for area school children.
Students in the Marshall County School District and those attending Holy Family School will be the first to return to school – on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Other school starting dates are Thursday, Aug. 7, Holly Springs schools; Thursday, Aug. 14, Marshall Academy; Monday, Aug. 25, Friendship Christian Academy.
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