Thursday, March 31, 2011
Legislature works on Cayce sewer district
The Mississippi Senate has put forth SB 3122 that would create a Cayce Community Sewer District in Marshall County.
The board of supervisors will have governing authority of a specific section of the franchise known as the Cayce Utility District with the permission of Marshall Utility Services Inc., a private company.
The intent of the measure is to provide sewer service to the residents, improve land values, and preserve and promote health, safety, welfare and convenience to residents of the district, according to the bill.
The bill was transmitted to the House March 23 and the House referred the bill to the Local and Private House Committee March 24. Senators Bill Stone and Doug Davis authored the bill in the Senate.
County school board to meet at Potts Camp
The Marshall County Board of Education will hold is next regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 12, at Potts Camp School.
The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. The school is located at 7050 Church Avenue in Potts Camp.
Pilgrimage activities just over week away
The 73rd Pilgrimage “Festival of Art and Architecture” will take place in historic Holly Springs April 8-10.
Homes on tour this year include the palatial Walter Place Estates, built by Harvey W. Walter in 1858–59 and combining Gothic and classic Greek Revival styles, making it architecturally unique in the South.
The property also includes nearby c. 1830s raised-basement “cottages” known as Featherston and Polk, which feature matching gabled porches to both houses. The adjacent park was built beginning in 2005 and features a waterfall 150 feet long leading to the small lake at the center.
Also included on the tour are the Audubon-Finley Place (1856), the Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs (1841), Sabbath School Church (1837), First Presbyterian Church (1860), Christ Episcopal Church (1858), First United Methodist Church (1849), Montrose (1858), the Marshall County Historical Museum and the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum.
For tickets to this year’s festivities, visitors should call Mrs. William York at (662) 252-2365 or Mrs. Rod Childers at (901) 230-3576.
The Holly Springs Pilgrimage is sponsored by the Holly Springs Garden Club.
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