April 9, 2009
Wicker to announce National Heritage Area
Senator Roger Wicker will officially announce the federal designation of the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at the BancorpSouth Convention Center in Tupelo.
“Gaining national heritage area designation for the Mississippi Hills will boost our state’s economy by increasing tourism opportunities,” Senator Wicker said. “There are unique stories of cultural and historical significance all across Northeast Mississippi. I am glad this cultural history is being recognized by Congress so that this area of Mississippi can be promoted and shared with a larger audience.”
The boundaries of the 30-county Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area are Interstate 55, MS Highway 14, and the TN and AL state lines. The Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance (MHHAA) is the management entity for the heritage area and will be working with communities across the region to develop a management plan and marketing strategy.
The event is open to the public; RSVPs requested.
For more information, please contact MHHAA project coordinator Kent Bain at (662) 844-1276, firstname.lastname@example.org, or program manager Bobby King at (662) 844-1277, email@example.com.
County school board to meet in Byhalia
The Marshall County Board of Education will meet for the regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at Byhalia High School. It is located at 278 Highway 309 North.
Easter egg hunt set for Friday in Holly Springs
The Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Department is having its annual Easter egg hunt on Good Friday, April 10, at the Eddie L. Smith Jr. Multi-Purpose Building.
The Easter egg hunt, for children ages 10 and under, begins at 10 a.m. The grand prize is $50.
In case of rain, the Easter egg hunt will be held inside the Multi-Purpose Building.
For more information on the annual Easter egg hunt, call 662-252-4807.
County offices closing Friday for holiday
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors announced Monday at its regular meeting that county offices will be closed April 10, Good Friday.
County offices will reopen for regular hours on Monday, April 13, at 8 a.m.
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