Thursday, August 11, 2011
Meeting set about Highway 72 widening
A public meeting to discuss the proposed plans to four-lane U.S. Highway 72 from Highway 302 to the Tennessee line is set for Monday, Aug. 15.
It will be held at H.W. Byers school gymnasium, 4178 Highway 72 East, Holly Springs. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m.
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation will be present to discuss the location, design, right-of-way and environmental issues concerning the proposed project.
The public is invited and encouraged to come and ask questions regarding the project.
Any individual who needs auxiliary aids or special accommodations to attend the meeting should advise MDOT of their needs by calling the Environmental Division at 601-359-7920.
Nunnelee schedules Town Hall Meeting
Congressman Alan Nunnelee will host a Town Hall Meeting Saturday, Aug. 20, in Holly Springs.
The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Marshall County Courthouse, 128 East Van Dorn Avenue.
For more information on the town hall meeting, please visit his website, at nunnelee.house.gov.
Bikers/Blues slated for Thursday downtown
Thursday’s Bikers Night in Blues Alley kicks off at 6 p.m. with the arrival of bikers.
Lightnin Malcolm and the Davide House Band are scheduled to play this week, according to Rebecca Bourgeois, executive director of Holly Springs Main Street.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the music downtown on North Center Street, she said.
Bikers Night has been rained out a few times this season. If a late afternoon shower occurs, the public is encouraged to wait and see if the show will go on.
Food vendors are available on site, so those who are hungry or thirsty can find something to eat on the north side of the courthouse along the street side.
Bring lawn chairs to be comfortable or sit on the sidewalks and stairs. Come out and listen to the blues and watch the dancing in the street.
Bourgeois said Main Street is working on a surefire way of determining when and how to call a rainout.
If it is still raining at 7 p.m. the music will likely be cancelled at that time, she said.
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