February 28. 2008
Local News Briefs
Special edition next week includes photos, features, ads
The South Reporter will publish its annual Profile Edition next week, March 6. “A Slice of Life in Marshall County” will include 24 hours in photos, plus feature stories and ads.
For more information or to advertise in this special edition, call 252-4261.
County school board announces March 4 meeting
The Marshall County School Board has rescheduled its March meeting for Tuesday, March 4.
It will be held at 3:30 p.m. at 103-B Market Street in Holly Springs.
Mississippi primary elections scheduled Tuesday, March 11
Mississippi’s big Tuesday is less than two weeks away.
The state will hold party primary elections for president, U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress on Tuesday, March 11, to select party nominees for the November General Election.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Absentee voting is now available in the Marshall County circuit clerk’s office, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Weekend drive set for toys, supplies for Iraqi children
Paula Clark has set Friday, Saturday and Monday (Feb. 29, March 1 and 3) as dates to collect soccer balls, toys and school supplies for children in Iraq. She is beginning the drive at the request of Cpt. Mark Clark, her son, who is serving in Iraq.
Items can be brought to the south gazebo at the Marshall County Courthouse.
Cpt. Clark said he set a goal to collect 1,000 soccer balls, toys for boys and girls of all ages, school supplies including pencils, paper, folders, and clothing to help win the hearts and minds of the local people.
He said he works with the transition teams that are working with the National Police in Baghdad, who will distribute the items to the children of Iraq.
MDA approves grant for homebuyer assistance funds
The City of Holly Springs has been approved for a $250,000 grant by the Mississippi Development Authority.
Mayor Andre’ DeBerry announced the grant for homebuyer assistance funds through the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME).
Governor Haley Barbour said the City of Holly Springs has demonstrated local commitment in addressing the housing improvement needs of Mississippi.
“I commend you for this initiative and for helping to improve the quality of life in your community, especially as it relates to the low- and very low-income citizens,” he said in a letter to the city.
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