November 27, 2008
Christmas parade Dec. 6; lighting contest scheduled
Two highlights of the Christmas season in Holly Springs are the annual Christmas Parade and the Holiday Lighting Contest.
In keeping with tradition, the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the 19th annual Christmas Parade on December 6, and judge the lighting contest on December 19. Application forms for both are available at the chamber office, 104 E. Gholson, or call 662-252-2943. They must be returned by November 28.
Government offices announce holiday closing schedules
Marshall County offices along with its municipalities (Potts Camp, Holly Springs and Byhalia) announce holiday closings.
County and city government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, for Thanksgiving holidays; Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25-26, for Christmas holidays; and Thursday and Friday, Jan. 1-2, 2009, for New Year’s holidays.
Marshall one of 13 counties getting development grants
The Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) granted nearly $500,000 in economic development funds that will benefit 13 counties in Mississippi's First District, Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) announced Friday.
These counties include Alcorn, Benton, Choctaw, Clay, Grenada, Lowndes, Marshall, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Webster, Winston, and Yalobusha.
“The EDA’s investments represent an important commitment to fostering economic development and job growth in North Mississippi,” said Congressman Childers. “I am a strong supporter of programs like these, which create public and private partnerships to promote economic success and increase employment opportunities.”
These EDA funds support development and implementation of comprehensive economic development strategies (CEDS) in the regions served by the Golden Triangle, North Central Mississippi and Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development Districts. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development road map to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
The anticipated outcome of the EDA’s investments is the establishment of an economic development planning framework, process and strategy that support private capital investment and job creation in these regions.
Each development district received an EDA grant of $159,000. The total cost of each entity’s comprehensive economic development strategy will be $227,143.
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