Thursday, June 7, 2012
Library program begins next week
The Marshall County Library in Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Byhalia has planned the Summer Library Program to keep children reading and learning all summer.
Parents can register their children at any branch so they can enjoy storytime and crafts. The theme this year is “Dream Big.” Children can follow their dreams as they learn fun and exciting new things at the library.
Every program is free and open to children of all ages. Refreshments will be served.
• Potts Camp: Tuesdays – June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24.
• Holly Springs: Wednesdays – June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25.
• Byhalia: Fridays – June 15, 22, 29 and July 13, 20, 27.
All programs start at 2 p.m.
County airport receives $36,000 grant
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a grant to the Holly Springs-Marshall County Airport.
The federal funding of $36,000 will help the airport to acquire additional land for development. The land is adjacent to the existing airport property.
A total of 16 Airport Improvement Program grants were awarded to Mississippi communities totaling $4,113,196. These AIP grants represent a second round of awards for work on airports in the state. In early May, Mississippi received 22 grants worth more than $9.75 million.
The AIP grant program was among the issues debated in the recent legislation to reauthorize the FAA. The program was reauthorized in Public Law No. 112-95, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.
Other area airports receiving grants in this round of federal assistance included Panola County, Tunica, New Albany-Union County, University-Oxford, Booneville-Baldwyn and Columbus-Lowndes.
Byhalia police officers respond to 44 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 44 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 14; escorts, 11; disturbances, 5; domestic, 1; assists, 2; fires, 2; and medical, 6.
Byhalia police officers also made four arrests during the past week.
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