Thursday, January 28, 2010
Supervisors fret over budget outlook
By SUE WATSON
Uncertain financial times has the Marshall County Board of Supervisors on pins and needles regarding how to plan to fund services in the future without raising property taxes.
The matter was brought home again following a visit with the board of supervisors by residents of Garden Lake Subdivision. Margaret Holmes was spokesperson and asked when the subdivision roads would be paved. Garden Lake Subdivision is in District 4, which has quite a long list of unpaved roads on the county’s four-year plan for paving.
Citizens revisit job center
By SUE WATSON
Some citizens recently questioned the City of Holly Springs’ interest in a Workforce Investment Network (WIN) Job Center.
They appeared before the January 5 meeting of the board of aldermen to seek clarification on why the city has not offered to put up its share of the money for a partnership to create a Marshall/Benton county area workforce development center.
Classroom additions in works for schools
Construction of new classrooms at four Marshall County School District campuses has taken a financial step forward.
Don Randolph, superintendent of education, said the district’s application for Qualified School Construction Bonds, authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has been approved for $3,000,000.
Moore assistant leader of district
Jerry Moore has worn most every hat in the Marshall County School District.
And he’s adding more. As of January 4, he’s the deputy superintendent.
Jimmy Cross retires with 31 years federal service
Rural Development recognized Jimmy W. Cross, area specialist, for his 31 years of service with USDA.
Flood Risk Open House scheduled February 10
Officials representing the Mississippi Flood Map Modernization Initiative Team will host a Flood Risk Open House from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Center, 235 North Memphis Street, Holly Springs.
Police respond to assaults, burglaries
The Holly Springs Police Department investigated 11 calls last week.
Damage to a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Drive January 18.
A report of trespassing was made January 19 in the 100 block of Rust Avenue.
A simple assault was reported in the 200 block of Clara Street January 19.
Blood drive February 4
Mississippi Blood Services’ blood donors have paved the way to life for countless hospital patients.
To show our appreciation, MBS has teamed up with the Watson Quality Home Team for the 2010 Road to Life blood drive campaign. Blood donors throughout the state who donate blood through February 4 will be able to participate. If a donor matches the six special keys on the card, he or she will win either a 2010 Ford Fusion or 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe.
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