Thursday, May 12, 2011
Farmers Market begins Saturday downtown
The opening day for the new Holly Springs Farmers’ market is set for this Saturday, May 14.
Hours are 7 a.m. until noon every Saturday from May 14 through October 29. The market will be held downtown on the courthouse square.
Those interested in becoming a vendor should contact Suzann Williams at 662-252-2515 or go to hollyspringsfarmersmarket.com.
Man dies in house fire on Potts Camp Road
A Waterford man died in a house fire Sunday morning, according to coroner James Richard Anderson.
The victim was James Paul Johnson, 54, brother of former tax assessor Ronnie Johnson.
Anderson said the call to the 2993 Potts Camp Road residence, a 100-year-old house, came at 5:11 a.m. with Potts Camp, Waterford and Holly Springs fire departments responding.
Johnson’s body was recovered at 9:30 a.m., he said, and has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy.
Tornado, flood victims can register with FEMA
Storm victims are urged to register for assistance with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, said Hugh Hollowell, director of emergency management for Marshall County.
Although officials conducted a “windshield survey” of damages in Marshall County last week, he said properties may have been missed. The county is getting a list of victims in line to get help should President Barack Obama declare other Mississippi counties a disaster area, he said.
A press release from Pearl issued last week provides additional information. Residents of 11 Mississippi counties who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of April 15 and April 27-28 can register for disaster assistance as soon as possible. Federal funding has been made available to eligible individuals in Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette, Monroe, Neshoba and Webster counties.
Officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency said residents and business owners who sustained losses can register by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or for the speech- or hearing-impaired TTY 1-800-462-7585. These toll-free telephone numbers will operate 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. seven days a week, until further notice.
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