January 31, 2008
Local News Briefs
Marshall-Benton Job Fair scheduled for February 19
The Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair is just a few weeks away – Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Anyone who is an employer with jobs or who knows of an employer with job opportunities is asked to register with the Governor’s Job Fair Network. Booth fees cost only $125 and include lunch, breakfast snacks and conveniences.
The fair in Holly Springs, at the Multi-Purpose Building, will be the fourth for the two counties and will kick off Gov. Haley Barbour’s job fair season for 2008.
Last year the job fair offered 235 jobs the day of the fair. Job seekers and employees have the opportunity to meet face to face.
“The job fair speaks for itself,” said Joe Buckner, director of the Governor’s Job Fair Network. “If employers are not getting the applicants they need at these fairs, they won’t come back. They come back every year.”
The network served 1,000 employers and took 19,000 applications statewide last year.
Anyone who knows of an employer who has jobs, please contact the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce at 662-252-2943 or the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce at 662-838-8127.
Police officers robbery, about $400 taken
Holly Springs police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Friday, Jan. 25, around 3:23 a.m., according to chief Robert Pearson.
The robbery occurred in the 900 block of Mackie Drive. According to the victim, a male subject came from behind a vehicle he was parked next to and pointed a gun, demanding money. Approximately $400 was taken from the victim, Pearson said.
Police made two arrests last week.
William Bradford Coolidge, 45, of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested Friday, Jan. 25, and charged with possession of prescription (Schedule III, IV, and V) drugs, Pearson said.
In an incident Sunday, Jan. 27, police arrested June Scott Bryant III, and charged him with domestic violence aggravated assault, according to the chief.
Officers responded to the following activities for the week ending Jan. 28: driving while license suspended (4); no proof of insurance (2); no tag/expired tag (2); reckless driving (1); expired driver’s license/no driver’s license (3); domestic violence simple assault (1); DUI (1); petit larceny (1); and disturbing the peace (1).
Pearson reminds dog owners to purchase their dog licenses. Tags can be obtained with proof of vaccination for rabies on Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
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