Thursday, June 23, 2011
Retirement party Sunday for librarian
A retirement party for outgoing Marshall County library director Diane Schule is set for Sunday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. at the library in Holly Springs. The party is being given by Friends of the Marshall County Library System.
I-269 groundbreaking Thursday in county
Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert announces the I-269 groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, at the corner of Mt. Carmel Road and Highway 302/Goodman Road in Byhalia. The public is invited to attend.
“Breaking ground for this vital connector is a major milestone that reflects years of planning, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and coordination with local and national officials as well as our counterparts in Tennessee,” Tagert said. “I-269 is a route of regional and national importance. Launching construction of the first section is a significant achievement for Mississippi.”
When completed, I-269 will form a 30-mile eastern bypass around Memphis through Tennessee and Mississippi. The route will relieve congestion on the I-69/I-55 corridor and efficiently connect I-40 and I-55 through North Mississippi.
“I-40 is a major cross-country freight route, and I-69 is being developed as a national connector from Mexico to Canada through Mississippi,” said MDOT Interim Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “Given the commercial traffic on both those routes and the freight distribution activity already present in Memphis, the I-269 project is attracting investment and economic development in North Mississippi.”
I-269 will also promote local and regional mobility, linking U.S. Highways 61, 72, and 78 (future I-22).
Officials will break ground for the first segment of I-269 in Mississippi, a 3.1-mile segment from Highway 302 to the Mississippi/Tennessee state line.
In addition to Tagert and McGrath, featured speakers will include Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, and others
City school board plans July 6 meeting
The July meeting of the board of trustees of the Holly Springs School District has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 6. It will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Holly Springs High School Library.
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