Thursday, October 9, 2008
Byhalia tax office successful
By SUE WATSON
Tax collector Betty Byrd met with the board of supervisors Monday to report on the success of the Byhalia substation since the tax collector’s office was established there two years ago.
By all accounts the substation has been a success in serving the public closer to where residents live, she said. The Byhalia office collected $1,354,582 in 2006-07 fiscal year and handled 8,317 money transactions. In year 2007-08, the Byhalia office collected $2,873,053 and handled 17,309 money transactions, more than doubling the service to the central and northwestern portions of Marshall County.
• Holly High ninth graders receive free computers
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs School District held an “Apple Extravaganza” Monday evening to kick off a celebration with ninth grade students and parents. The school district handed out a free Apple laptop computer to all students in the ninth grade, thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Department of Education.
MedStat gets nod for county EMS
By SUE WATSON
The board of supervisors authorized a contract September 29 with MedStat Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical services to Marshall County as the contract with Transcare was about to expire the next day at midnight.
McClinton climbs ladder to director’s post at ICS
With October the month that ICS Head Start, headquartered in Holly Springs, joins the nationwide Head Start Awareness celebration, new director Eloise McClinton has a running start on her new position.
Coming on board June 1 as the ICS director, McClinton fills the shoes of Arvern Moore, who retired. She is the first female to step into the role at ICS and the third director since the inception of ICS 42 years ago. The late Eddie Lee Smith held the post for a short time before Moore took over in 1967.
27th annual White Oak Festival set for Saturday
The 27th annual White Oak Festival, hosted by Byhalia Sports Association and the Byhalia Lion’s Club, will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. until … with crafts, displays, food, games, a baby photo contest, activities for kids and adults, raffles, live entertainment, and many prizes.
White Oak Pageant winners will be presented at Festival Saturday
The fourth annual White Oak Pageant was held on September 27 in the Byhalia High School gymnasium. Sponsored by Health 1st Family Medical Clinic, the pageant featured forty contestants. The question is often asked, “why a pageant?” Byhalia Sports Association, host of the pageant, strives to give the participants an opportunity for a positive experience during this entire event.
Byhalia police officers respond to variety of calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 28 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – four alarm calls, three motor vehicle accidents, three disturbances, one domestic call, one escort, two animal-related calls, two assists, one medical assistance, one fire and 10 miscellaneous calls.
Byhalia police also made 11 arrests on the following charges:
In a front page headline article and photograph that ran in last week’s paper, Erma Rogers was incorrectly identified as Erma Walker. The South Reporter apologizes to Rogers and Walker for the error and any inconveniences it may have caused them.
Employer pleads case for family
By SUE WATSON
Marion “Junior” Britt, who employs the father of a family who lost all they had to a fire May 6, appealed to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors two weeks ago to help the family.
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