Thursday, September 6, 2012
Isaac a non-event in Marshall County
Emergency management coordinator Hugh Hollowell said there was no weather-related damage in Marshall County as a result of Hurricane Isaac.
A report of a tornado at Wall Doxey by television media Thursday afternoon was erroneous, he said.
Fire departments were on standby to deploy to the coast if requested, he said, but no requests had been made as of Friday.
“We elected to hold everybody here to make sure Isaac was not going to produce damages here,” he said. “We didn’t want to abandon our own. It turned out to be a non-event for Marshall.”
Kevin Doddridge, general manager of Northcentral Electric Power Association, said there were few outages.
“Just some scattered outages Thursday and Thursday night,” he said. “We did not send crews out immediately with the uncertainty of what might happen here. South Mississippi has all the help they need at the moment. We have crews prepared and on standby to go to south Louisiana, if needed.”
Don Hollingsworth, general manager for Holly Springs Utility Department, said power is being restored quickly to the Mississippi coastal areas.
There were 86,000 customers out of power Thursday but only 28,000 by Friday, he said.
Crews from the Northeast Mississippi Electric Power Association in Oxford and Four County Electric in Starkville responded to calls for assistance but no help was requested from HSUD, he said.
“It’s not appearing to be that bad,” he said Friday.
A strong thunderstorm Sunday night, not related to Isaac, caused power outages in both Marshall and DeSoto counties for Northcentral and HSUD.
Three arrested on drug-related charges
Marshall County sheriff’s deputies concluded an investigation into the sale of a controlled substance last week with three arrests, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Arrested August 27 in Holly Springs were James Murphy, 43, and Lisa Mathis, 46, of the Brownsville, Tenn., area and Milton Kimble, 48, of the Hickory Flat area.
The suspects were charged with one count attempted sale of a controlled substance and one count conspiracy to sell a controlled substance (hydrocodone), the sheriff said.
Charges will be enhanced because the incident occurred within 1,500 feet of a church, Dickerson said.
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