Thursday, March 18, 2010
County OKs new office complex
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors decided Monday, by unanimous vote of all present, to build a new office complex on the site of the Old Colonial Building on Highway 178 East about a mile from downtown Holly Springs.
A schematic drawing of the proposed approximately 17,000-square-foot structure shows the building to be one-storied on the front and two-storied on the back. It will house the offices of the county superintendent of education, the Marshall County Extension Service, the driver’s license office, the office of Veterans Affairs, the WIN Job Center and the Forestry Commission.
Dollars now being spent to rent other buildings for these uses will be saved, according to supervisors.
The March 15 meeting was dedicated to Eddie Mae Lucas, office manager and a long-time employee at the sheriff’s department. Lucas died Monday morning while the meeting was being conducted.
The previous board meeting of March 8 was dedicated in the memory of Thomas E. Honecker, who owned and operated Cedar Oak Plantation on Highway 4 West.
In road and bridge business this past Monday, county engineer Larry Britt said crews are still waiting on dry weather to resume road construction at the North Holly Springs Bypass and elsewhere.
Also Monday, supervisors:
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