April 30, 2009
Pats fall in game one of state playoff series
The Marshall Academy Patriots dropped game one of their best-of-three series versus Canton Academy Monday night.
MA, playing at home, lost 5-1 to the Panthers.
The second game of the state quarter-finals is set to be played at Canton Wednesday at 7 p.m.
If the Pats win at Canton, the series will swing back to Marshall Academy for a decisive game three Thursday at 6 p.m.
The winner of the Marshall-Canton series faces Manchester or Lee in the next round.
Sheriff’s department seeks grant for vehicles
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is applying for a grant under the Recovery Act.
The grant is the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program – Local Solicitation. The proceeds from this grant, if awarded, will be used to purchase vehicles.
This announcement is being made public to the extent of applicable laws – to afford the citizens of Marshall County an opportunity to comment.
Any comments on the public service announcement may be made by calling the sheriff department at 662-252-1311.
Byhalia police officers respond to 35 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 35 calls during the past week. Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 9; motor vehicle accidents, 3; burglaries, 1; animal-related calls, 1; assists, 4; medical assistance, 1; fires, 1; harassment, 1; miscellaneous calls, 14.
Byhalia officers also made 10 arrests the past week.
Passage of COPS Act will boost police forces
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved H.R. 1139, the COPS Improvements Act, to restore the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.
The bill will provide Mississippi’s First Congressional Districts with hiring grants estimated to put 163 community police officers on North Mississippi streets, and 656 officers statewide.
“The COPS program has shown proven success in making communities safer,” said Congressman Travis Childers. “This legislation is even more important as tough economic times squeeze local police budgets and drive crime rates higher.”
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