Thursday, March 8, 2012
I-69 – highway for tomorrow
By SUE WATSON
When federal highway administrator Victor Mendez assisted in the groundbreaking for 3.1 miles of new highway linking Highway 385 in Memphis, Tenn., to Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park in north Marshall County, he said the I-69 Corridor is about building a highway for tomorrow.
“It’s about building our future,” he said.
Mike Tagert, Mississippi commissioner of transportation for the northern district, agreed.
By SUE WATSON
Election day arrives next week in Mississippi.
The Democratic and Republican party primaries will be held Tuesday, March 13. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Absentee ballots may be cast in the circuit clerk’s office during regular hours on weekdays and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 10, according to Lucy Carpenter, Marshall County circuit clerk. March 10 at noon is the deadline to vote absentee.
Holly High gets technology grant
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs High School students are stepping up a notch this semester in math. Ten students are taking calculus and learning how to make practical use of the knowledge with the aid of new scientific instruments.
Maya Miller-Vedam, who is in her second year at Holly Springs High School through the Mississippi Teacher Corps, said students will have a better chance of scoring well on college entrance exams and could receive college credit for AP calculus. New laboratory equipment came in in December and students are learning how to take scientific measurements for the duration of the semester.
County clean-up starts Monday
Spring Clean-Up is set for March 12-26 in Marshall County.
The board of supervisors will provide dumpsters at the following locations for everyone’s convenience.
• Laws Hill Community Center, Cayce Fire Department, Potts Camp Fire Department, Slayden Community Center, Chulahoma Community Center, Waterford Community Center, Red Banks Fire Department, Watson Community Center, Byhalia Fire Department (across the road), Matthews Corner voting precinct, Lake Estates, Marianna Voting Precinct, Wall Hill Voting Precinct, Early Grove Community Center, Bethlehem Community Fire Department, Mt. Pleasant – the gin, and Victoria Community Center.
Please, do not put brush or household garbage in the dumpsters.
The Marshall County Rubbish Pit and White Goods Collection Site is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Wednesday and Saturday.
For more information, call 662-252-7903.
From slavery to freedom was the theme of the Black History program at Holy Family School in February. Students, as always, contributed heavily to the program by singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and reading passages and poems.
City police go to 104 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department reported four felony arrests and responded to 104 calls last week, according to chief James Dean.
In the Holly Springs police report in last week’s South Reporter, there was an arrest and charge reported in error.
Kenneth Pegues, 52, of the 80 block of Carpenter Road, was included in the report by error. He was neither arrested nor charged for any crime.
The South Reporter regrets this error was made and any inconveniences the error may have caused.
In a story about county insurance procurement in last week’s issue of The South Reporter, comments attributed to Cathy Brittenum were inaccurately stated in the article.
Brittenum corrects her statements as follows:
“Most companies put their property and casualty insurance business out for bids every three years or so because the insurance market fluctuates and premiums go up or go down. Sometimes there’s a hard market and sometimes there’s a soft market and premiums fluctuate based upon what the market will bear.
“Agents receive commission for providing customers on behalf of the insurance companies.
“I did not say or mean to imply that anybody was being dishonest. I don’t handle, nor do I have any knowledge of how the county handles its insurance business.”
The newspaper apologizes for any misunderstandings or inconveniences it may have caused any of its readers in connection with the article.
Byhalia police respond to 49 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 49 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 6; miscellaneous, 13; escorts, 9; juvenile-related calls, 2; thefts, 1; disturbances, 1; domestic disturbances, 1; assists, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 1; burglaries, 2; medical calls, 10; and harassment, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made five arrests during the past week.
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