Thursday, November 6, 2008
Election Summary Report
County favors Democrats
By SUE WATSON and BARRY BURLESON
Marshall County, like the rest of the country, saw high interest from voters in Tuesday’s historic election.
Main Street seeks ideas, vision for community
By SUE WATSON
With Holly Springs set to begin work on its Main Street program in November, public participation will be the key to the success of this program.
And developing Main Street concepts to be put into action in the city will be fun as well as purposeful.
Veterans Day salute
By SUE WATSON
Thomasville, N.C., where Gene Leonard grew up, was a small community. Its main industries were furniture manufacturing and cotton mills. It had about 10,000 residents in the 1950s.
Police investigate robbery, burglaries
The Holly Springs Police Department reported four incidents last week involving burglary or robbery.
‘Let’s Go Walking’ Saturday
The Holly Springs Main Street Association is joining “Let’s Go Walking Mississippi” Saturday, Nov. 8, as part of the first statewide event in 50 communities, according to Clencie Cotton.
Fitch Farms-Galena Plantation announces dates for National “Celebrity” Championship Hunt
The date is set! The 2008 National “Celebrity” Championship Hunt is scheduled for Nov. 13 through 15 (Thursday through Saturday) on the historic grounds of Fitch Farm-Galena Plantation in Holly Springs. It will be an exciting action-packed three days of quail hunting on the 7,000-acre estate dedicated to the preservation of maintaining habitat for wild game.
Foster homes needed in county
Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While adoption-related issues are important, we want to express to you the needs of children who are currently in foster care.
Alliance foundation gets grant
MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, recently awarded Alliance Charitable Foundation of Marshall County (ACF) a Rural Health Outreach Grant.
Anderson asks board to prioritize funding wishes
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors breezed through a light agenda Monday, hearing a report of services offered through Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District, greeting Bill Mobley, who takes the helm of Marshall County Industrial Development Authority December 1, and discussing legislative needs with consultant Gary Anderson.
Energy industry faces challenges
By BARRY BURLESON
Pricing, availability and environmental concerns are just a few challenges electric cooperatives are facing.
“And these are all causes of concern,” said Kevin Doddridge, general manager of Northcentral Electric Power Association. “But what really makes us pace and worry is the storm that comes up. Our employees have the right to leave their families and return unharmed. It’s my responsibility, their responsibility and all of our concern.”
Byhalia police respond to accidents, damaged property
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 31 calls last week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – five alarm calls, three motor vehicle accidents, one burglary, one disturbance, five escorts, two animal-related calls, three assists, three medical assists, two fires, five miscellaneous calls and one report of damaged property. Byhalia police also made 12 arrests on various charges.
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