February 19, 2009
Mardi Gras festivities raising funds for Byhalia Beautiful
Everyone is invited to the annual Mardi Gras event in Byhalia this Saturday, Feb. 21.
Proceeds benefit Byhalia Beautiful. Tickets are $20 each, which include favors, beverage ticket and the “Taste of Chamber Fare.”
The “Fun-raiser” will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Thistledome Inn, 118 Highway 309 South, in Byhalia. It will include a silent auction, door prizes, king and queen costume contest, and music by Papa McMinn and Night Train.
Call 662-838-8127 to reserve tickets. Volunteers and auction items are also needed.
Area job fair is March 3 on Rust campus in Holly Springs
The annual Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, at the McMillan Gym on the campus of Rust College.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Joe Buckner, director of the Governor’s Job Fair Network, said two things will make the event successful – employers with real jobs and applicants to show up.
This is an excellent opportunity for companies to meet their employment needs.
It is open to job seekers from the general public as well as university, college, and community college graduates.
There is no admission fee.
Please contact Buckner at (601) 321-6154, Bessie Glass at (601) 321-6122 or email email@example.com for more information. Persons may also call Amy Heaton, executive director of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, at (662) 252-2943; or Sarah Sawyer, executive director of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, at (662) 838-8127.
Marshall County Airport getting funds for fuel farm
Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker last week announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has released $4,495,260 in funding for airports across the state of Mississippi.
The Marshall County Airport will receive $71,918 for the construction of a fuel farm. The new fuel farm will generate additional revenue for the airport.
Senator Cochran said, “Infrastructure improvements to our state’s airports will provide needed enhancements to their operations, help stimulate the local economy through construction, and will hopefully spur greater incentive for tourism. I am pleased to hear federal funding will be provided to so many regions of our state.”
Senator Wicker said, “These federal dollars will provide for needed airport infrastructure improvements across Mississippi. In addition to increasing efficiency, safety, and security at our airports, these infrastructure projects will provide an economic boost in communities across the state.”
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