March 31, 2011
Supervisors plan road projects
With not much money to work with until Congress passes new federal highway legislation, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors was advised by engineer Larry Britt to program what money is available in state funds before the deadline.
New district lines coming
The Mississippi Legislature has roughed out its redistricting plan required by Congress after every 10-year U.S. Census.
County consultant Gary Anderson reported to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors on activities at the state capitol, including how district boundaries may change in Marshall County.
County to rebid garbage contract
Marshall County supervisors said last week they want out of the household garbage business.
The board voted to rebid the contract, which has been held by Resouceful Environmental Services in Ripley since 2006.
Hudsonville takes lead in county cleanup
The successful second annual Hudsonville spring cleanup March 19 has inspired supervisors to offer help with supplies and trash pickup to other like-minded communities.
The county board, including supervisor Eddie Dixon who has assisted with the Hudsonville cleanup each year in his district, has offered plastic bags to any community organizers who want to clean off the sides of the road and the ditches. Supervisors will pick up the bags to boot.
Police make felony arrests
Holly Springs police officers arrested and charged one with receiving stolen property and two with burglary last week, according to chief Robert Pearson.
New commissioner wants strong bond between MDOT, MDA
By SUE WATSON
Newly-elected transportation commissioner Mike Tagert said a big role of transportation is to spur economic growth in small communities like Holly Springs.
BNSF will close Briscoe crossing for two days
Burlington Northern Santa Fe will close the railroad crossing on Briscoe Road in the Red Banks area next Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5, for repairs, according to the Marshall County administrator’s office.
Motorists are advised to take an alternate route during those two days.
Chamber luncheon Thursday
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly luncheon Thursday, March 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Peggy Linton of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi will be the featured speaker.
The luncheon, which will include door prizes, will be held at the Beckley Center, 155 Rust Avenue. The cost is $10 per person.
Byhalia officers go to 40 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 40 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 2; miscellaneous, 16; escorts, 4; juveniles, 1; disturbances, 1; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; fires, 6; medical, 7.
Byhalia police officers also made three arrests during the past week.
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