Thursday, January 12, 2012
NAACP schedules event in memory of Dr. King
The NAACP Marshall County Branch will hosts its 27th annual commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Center in Holly Springs. There will be no charge for breakfast.
The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Bessie Tables, pastor of New Hope M.B. Church in Waterford.
For more information, call 662-216-3751.
Members of the program committee are Leona Harris, Nadine Scales, Martha Rogers, Pauline Scales and Marketta Liggins-Steward.
Supervisor Bennett remains president
This month, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors welcomed aboard Charles Terry, replacing a retired Willie Flemon in District 1.
Board members elected Ronnie Joe Bennett back as president, while Eddie Dixon was chosen as the new vice president of the board. The two positions were voted on by secret ballot.
The board voted to rehire all department heads and consultants and to rehire all employees at their same positions and pay.
Byhalia police officers respond to 33 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 33 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 7; miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 5; disturbances, 2; assists, 1; fires, 2; damaged property, 2; and medical, 6.
Byhalia police officers also made six arrests.
Northwest hosting ACT prep workshop
Northwest Community College is offering an ACT Preparation Workshop on Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. Deadline to register for the workshop is Friday, Jan. 27, by noon.
The workshop will be taught by Marcus Perkins and Beth Leishman for a fee of $105 with the textbook included. It will be held in the new Physical Science Building Addition, Room 308 on the Senatobia campus.
Those interested may print out a registration form from the Northwest website at www.northwestms.edu under the continuing education tab. Mail it, along with payment, to the address on the form.
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