August 8, 2013
It is necessary for those who want to get ready for a potential job in manufacturing to start job training, according to Russell Johnson, president of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.
Recruitment for a class to become certified in basic manufacturing skills is now ongoing, he said. The training is taking place conveniently at the Regional Technology Center in Holly Springs located at 1180 Highway 311.
up in Holly Springs
If the motto for Holly Springs Main Street Chamber is “All Kinds of Character,” you could say the number of characters doubled the last two weeks with crews moving about the city getting sets ready for filming of “Quarry.”
The movie is based on a real story of a Vietnam veteran from Kansas, who served as a sharp shooter in the service. He returns home after the war and cannot find work until he is hired by the mafia as a hit man.
Hangar space key to airport
By SUE WATSON
Airport manager Justin Hall and Al Beck, president of the Airport Commission, recently thanked the board of supervisors for its help in growing the facility.
Runway extension and hangar space are important ingredients in expanding traffic at the Holly Springs-Marshall County Airport and the facility is key to economic development, they said.
CREATE pitches tuition guarantee
By SUE WATSON
It is budget crunching time for local governments and groups are dropping in the board of supervisors’ meetings asking for donations or contributions.
Lewis Whitfield with the CREATE Foundation, which serves 17 counties in North Mississippi, asked the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to join all the other counties in putting money into the tuition guarantee program. The program will pay the tuition for any high school graduate to go to four semesters of community college study, provided the student fails to qualify for existing federal and state monies.
Moore not new to film industry
By SUE WATSON
When the City of Holly Springs needed a liaison to work with the Mississippi Film Commission and the production crews of Able Kane Productions on location in Holly Springs, the right person for the job stepped up.
Some film liaisons are paid and have offices with budgets. Moore said she offered her services pro bono because she knows the city is strapped for money and because she has the experience and wants to do something for her community.
Police go to 117 calls
Officers with the Holly Springs Police Department responded to 117 calls last week, according to chief William Hollowell.
The calls included – disturbances, 5; alarms, 21; larcenies, 3; accidents, 7; burglaries, 2; domestics, 6; funeral escorts, 4; 911 hang-ups, 2; malicious mischief, 1; assists to other agencies, 2; checks on homebound, 3; auto theft, 1; assaults, 2; and 58 miscellaneous calls. The dogcatcher responded to six calls.
Buck, Hall to speak at summit
Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck and Justin Hall, airport manager with the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority, have accepted an invitation to make presentations at Gov. Phil Bryant’s Health Care Economic Summit.
The summit is set for August 15 in Jackson at the Convention Complex. The public is invited to register for the free event.
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