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Letters to Santa, greetings in this week’s newspaper

The South Reporter is publishing its annual Christmas edition this week. It includes Letters to Santa, holiday-related photos and greetings from businesses, industries and elected officials. See sections 3 and 4.

County, city offices release holiday closing schedules

Marshall County’s 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, Dec. 25-26, for Christmas holidays; and Thursday and Friday, Jan. 1-2, 2009, for New Year’s holidays.

Companies urged to register for March 3 area job fair

The sixth annual Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair is set for Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at the McMillan Gym on the campus of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

This will be an excellent opportunity for companies to meet their employment needs. This event is open to job seekers from the general public as well as university, college, and community college graduates.

The Job Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employer sign-in and set-up is 2-5 p.m. Monday, March 2, and from 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

Please contact Joe Buckner at (601) 321-6154, Bessie Glass at (601) 321-6122 or send email to jbuckner@mdes.ms.gov.

Persons may also contact Amy Heaton, executive director of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, at (662) 252-2943 or by email at director@hschamber.org.

Holly Springs department receiving $35,625 grant

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded nearly $500,000 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant funding to local fire departments throughout the First Congressional District, Congressman Travis Childers announced Tuesday.

Grant recipients include fire departments in Marshall, Lee, Tate and Union counties. Nationally, this week’s grants total $21 million.

 “These funds are critical to ensuring the safety of North Mississippi families,” said Childers. “FEMA’s investment in our local communities will help provide our fire departments with the equipment and resources they need to keep North Mississippi safe.”

 First District grant recipients include:

• Holly Springs FD, Holly Springs - $35,625, Operations and Safety.

The fiscal year 2008 AFG awards will ultimately provide about $500 million to emergency providers throughout the country.

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