Thursday, August 2, 2012
Fund-raiser Friday for Humane Society
The Marshall County Humane Society announces its annual Dog Days of Summer fund-raiser, set for Friday, Aug. 3, at the Holly Springs VFW, Hwy. 7 South.
The big event begins at 5:30 p.m. Don’t miss it.
In addition to having Shannon McNally and her band performing, some of the best items ever will be up for auction. Some items are an antique dog bed with cushion, custom decorated dog house big enough for a lab, scale model antique cars, a book of photographs of Nascar stars with their pets, overnight casino stays with dinners, nights at a spa/resort in Arkansas, medical grade facial rejuvenation and even an outdoor 8x10 building, plus lots of great dog, cat and horse accessories.
Call 662-564-2900 for tickets and additional information or email Dogsncats11@gmail.
Sounds of Summer set for Aug. 25 in Byhalia
Sounds of Summer Music and Art Festival will be held Saturday, August 25, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Byhalia.
The event, to be held at the walking track, will include a 5K walk/run and a kids’ parade. There will be good food, sky lanterns, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ zone with games and exhibits, a corn hole tournament and more activities for the entire family.
For more information on setting up a booth or giving a donation, contact the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce at 662-838-8127 or go to www.facebook.com/byhaliachamber.
Marshall County gets law enforcement funds
Sixteen grants worth more than $2.24 million have been approved for municipal and county law enforcement agencies in Mississippi to upgrade equipment and improve public safety, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran said.
One of the recipients is Marshall County, which will receive $10,278 to support law enforcement safety training.
The grants to Mississippi police and sheriffs’ departments represent formula grant funding provided through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The largest of the 16 grants is a $1.99 million award to the Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning to help state and local law enforcement combat illegal drug and violent crime activities by interdiction and activities statewide.
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