Thursday, April 26, 2012
Portion of Highway 78 to be named for Minor
Longtime Marshall County favorite, the late William “Bill” Minor, will be memorialized with a segment of Highway 78 named for the former transportation commissioner.
The state Legislature approved House and Senate measures, paving the way for designation of Highway 78 through Marshall County as the Bill Minor Memorial Highway.
Gov. Phil Bryant has also agreed to sign the bills, which should take effect July 1.
Mike Tagert, highway commissioner for the Northern District, said honoring Minor’s memory is a good thing.
“Bill Minor was a good man,” he said. “It is only fitting that a section of U.S. 78 be named in his honor. He served as a catalyst for many important developments in Mississippi’s highway system, both as a key legislator in the passage of the 1987 four-lane highway program and as a commissioner pushing for the development of highways for the Northern District.”
Minor served 20 years as the senator from Marshall, Benton and DeSoto counties before winning the Northern District commissioner’s race in 2003. He held the position until his untimely death in November 2010.
Minor lived in Marshall County.
Graduation edition scheduled May 17
The South Reporter announces its annual Graduation Edition, which will be published on Thursday, May 17.
The deadline for congratulatory advertisements from parents and businesses, plus information and photos from area high schools, is set for Wednesday, May 9.
Bicycle ride May 5 in Marshall County
The First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs is sponsoring its first bicycle ride through Marshall County – a 65-mile trek over county roads.
The ride starts at the Holly Springs Motor Sports racetrack on Highway 7 South at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5. Registration is $35.
Anyone who rides must sign a liability waiver. Helmets are required and riders must be 18 years of age unless accompanied by an adult.
Applications are available on the website, www.myfumc.info or can be obtained by calling the church at 662-252-1439 or 662-252-7811.
Ride distance can be selected as either a 33-mile or 63-mile ride.
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