January 7, 2010
County NAACP plans event honoring King
The Marshall County Branch of the NAACP will sponsor its annual commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A birthday breakfast is set Monday, Jan. 18, which is the legal holiday.
The breakfast will be held at Chulahoma Missionary Baptist Church, 5509 Highway 4 West, in Holly Springs, beginning at 9 a.m.
Everyone is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Agnes Foster or Rep. Kelvin Buck, 662-252-4458.
Highway patrol busy during New Year’s
State troopers issued 661 citations in the 10-county area during New Year’s and 7,258 statewide.
Sgt. Leslie White, with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol office in Batesville, released the following report for the period December 31-January 3.
Officers with Troop B, which includes Marshall County, issued 661 citations, including 17 DUIs, 24 no seatbelts and five no child restraints.
Officers across Mississippi issued 7,258 citations, including 150 DUIs, 204 no seatbelts and 59 no child restraints.
There were 123 automobile accidents statewide, and only five were alcohol-related, according to White.
“We’re very fortunate,” he said. “I think that’s because of our officers working the highways, being seen and enforcing the law.”
There were 31 injuries in accidents statewide during the New Year’s holidays and just two fatalities, one in Greenwood and another in Hattiesburg.
Lamar resident charged with filing false claims
Jim M. Greenlee, United States attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, and Michael J. DePalma, special agent in charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, announce they have arrested Sheanika Faulkner, 30, of Lamar, following her indictment on December 2, 2009.
Faulkner is charged with 13 counts of filing false claims with the federal government. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander, in Oxford, and was released on bond.
DePalma said “As we approach tax filing season, those who might consider preparing false tax returns should be aware of the extremely negative consequences.”
The charges are merely accusations; a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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