Representative Tommy Woods of Byhalia was honored with a gift of a lifetime membership to the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce at the recent quarterly luncheon.
Woods’ wife, Faye, was also applauded for her efforts in establishing a Byhalia Arts Council.
Remote meter reading coming
By SUE WATSON
The Holly Springs Utility Department got the nod at the May 15 board of aldermen meeting to complete installation of automatic meter readers over the electricity side of the utility.
The board approved $1.325 million in bonds to finish purchasing and installing the meters over the system to residential and business customers.
Local artist selected for airport montage
By SUE WATSON
Randy Hayes, a Mississippi artist, has been commissioned to produce an original photo montage for the 50th anniversary of the Jackson airport.
He resides in Holly Springs and also has a residence and gallery in Seattle, Washington.
Holly Springs police officers go to 106 calls
The Holly Springs Police Department responded to 106 calls for the week, according to interim chief Lt. John Norman.
The calls included the following – disturbances, 10; alarms, 17; larcenies, 1; accidents, 3; assists to agencies, 4; domestic, 3; assaults, 2; funeral escorts, 6; burglaries, 1; 911 hang-ups 3; auto thefts, 1; malicious mischief, 1; welfare checks, 3; and 51 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher answered eight calls.
More space needed
By SUE WATSON
Minnie Hoey, area social work supervisor of Family and Children’s Services, and Terry Phillips, director of Region 1 North, met with the Marshall County Board of Supervisors recently to ask for better office space.
They say their present facility is not in compliance with the courts and their staff is growing. They asked supervisors for more room to conduct their business with clients in a privacy setting in a building that also meets office space requirements.
Portion of Mt. Carmel closed for I-269 work
Mt. Carmel Road (north of Goodman to Wingo) is closed due to construction of Interstate 269.
The closing will be for approximately five more weeks, according to Keith Taylor, District 3 supervisor in Marshall County.
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