Thursday, July 5, 2012
Burn ban in effect in Marshall County
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved a burn ban for Marshall County effective June 29, until further notice.
The burn ban was issued by the county board and the Mississippi Forestry Commission.
Any person who knowingly and willfully violates a burn ban is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined not less than $100 and not more than $500 (Section 49-19-351 of MS Code of 1972, as amended).
County emergency management coordinator Hugh Hollowell said it will take a lot of long, soaking rains before the ban can be lifted.
“A few inches of rain won’t do it,” he said.
Other counties listed in the burn ban are Adams, DeSoto, Marion, Panola, Pike, Tallahatchie, Tate and Yalobusha.
County school board to meet on July 17
The Marshall County Board of Education will have its July meeting on Tuesday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m.
It will be held in the board room of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors at 103B Market Street, Holly Springs.
Supervisor to host forum this Friday night
District 1 Supervisor Charles Terry will have a District 1 Forum at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6.
It will be held at the David L. Beckley Conference Center located on Rust Avenue (across from Rust College).
All concerned citizens living in the immediate area of Highway 178, Bicycle Road and McAlexander Road are encouraged to come.
The item for discussion will be the proposed RV park and water slide that would be located on Highway 178, west of Holly Springs.
Byhalia police officers respond to 37 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 37 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; miscellaneous, 9; escorts, 5; juvenile-related calls, 1; thefts, 4; disturbances, 1; animals, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 2; fires, 4; burglaries, 1; medical, 4; and harassment, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made seven arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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