February 14, 2008
Local News Briefs
Marshall-Benton Job Fair next Tuesday in Holly Springs
Looking for a good job?
You are invited to attend the Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair on Tuesday, February 19, held at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building located at 235 North Memphis Street in Holly Springs.
The doors will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no admission fee and you may meet employers with employment opportunities. Forty employers have registered to attend.
Go to www.jobfairs.ms.gov for additional information for employers or attendees. Call the WIN Job Center at 662-342-4002. Sponsors include the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce and Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Holly Springs police officers investigate copper theft
Holly Springs police chief Robert Pearson said burglars broke into the Verizon Tower and Cell site in the 90 block of Clarice last week and took 180 feet of grounding copper wire and six solid copper grounding bars valued at $2,000.
A business was robbed in the 200 block of Memphis Street Saturday around 6:30 a.m., he said. Officers were told that a black male subject came into the store and demanded money from the register, Pearson said. The suspect fled on foot, running south on Memphis Street with over $500 in cash taken from the business.
Pearson described the suspect as a black male in his early twenties, wearing black jeans, a white T-shirt with silver letters, and a silk du-rag. Holly Springs police officers are still investigating this robbery.
Police arrested Roger Cowan, 17, of Holly Springs on felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, Pearson said.
Other activities police reported for the week ending Feb. 11 included: driving while license suspended (4); no proof of insurance (1); no tag/expired tag (1); expired driver’s license/no driver’s license (1); indecent exposure (1); telephone profanity (1); trespassing (1).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in Holly Springs/Marshall area is asked to contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Officers do not need your name, just your information. Callers may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
‘A Slice of Life’ March 6 will include photos, features
The South Reporter will publish its annual profile edition on March 6. “A Slice of Life in Marshall County” will include 24 hours in photos, to be taken this Friday, and feature stories.
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