Thursday, September 26, 2013
Qualifying deadline nears for state rep
The deadline for candidates to qualify to run for the vacant District 5 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives is Monday, October 7.
The position became open when Kelvin Buck was sworn in as mayor of Holly Springs on July 1.
The special election for District 5 state representative is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, then a runoff election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
District 5 includes most of Marshall County and a portion of northwestern Benton County.
Woman sentenced for embezzlement
Felicia C. Adams, United States attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, and Daniel P. McMullen, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi, announce that Kimberly Cray Burk, 45, of Byhalia, was sentenced Monday, Sept. 16, by Senior U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. in Oxford.
Burk had previously pled guilty to embezzling money from her employer via a wire fraud scheme. Burk was sentenced to 96 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,406,470.25 in restitution to Mid-South Maintenance, Inc. Burk was also sentenced to three years supervised release following the term of imprisonment. Burk remained in custody.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by assistant United States attorney Clay Joyner.
Well Child Program comes to city schools
Representatives of the Well Child Program will be in Holly Springs next week to discuss the program with parents of students in the city school district.
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. in the Holly Springs High School auditorium.
Well Child will be coming to the schools to perform health screenings that will include medical, hearing, development/behavioral and dental. If the examination result indicates a child is in need of closer attention in other areas, parents will be made aware of these findings and be given information about referral to appropriate medical personnel based on finds.
Well Child will not be treating children. If parents do not have a provider, one can be designated through the Mississippi Medicaid Program.
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