Thursday, April 24, 2014
Spring clean-up continues until April 27
Spring clean-up has officially begun in Marshall County, and continues through April 27, according to county administrator Larry Hall.
Roll-off dumpsters are located at community centers and other places around the county.
Only household items, such as old furniture and appliances, may be placed in the dumpsters. No household garbage, limbs and leaves, or tires should be placed in the dumpsters and no toxic household or farm products.
Byhalia Chamber lunch to be held Thursday
Joseph C.J. Harris of the Mid-South Transplant Foundation will speak at the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday, April 24, at Seafood Junction Too in Byhalia.
The Byhalia Lions Club will be sponsoring the luncheon. The doors open at 11 a.m. with displays and networking, buffet at 11:30 and program at 12 noon.
The Byhalia Lions will be collecting donated eyeglasses to redistribute.
For more information, call 662-838-8127.
Circuit clerk extends hours for voter ID
The Marshall County Circuit Clerk’s office announces extended hours for those needing voter photo ID cards.
The extended hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 3.
Anyone with questions about voter ID can call the clerk’s office, 252-3434.
Governor signs three measures into law
Gov. Phil Bryant, on Monday, signed a package of three law enforcement measures into law. The package included bills to fund a trooper school, hire additional assistant district attorneys and require DNA testing for certain violent offenders.
House Bill 1 provides additional assistant district attorneys in high-need areas throughout the state.
Senate Bill 2430, known as “Katie’s Law,” requires DNA collection from offenders arrested for violent crimes, as defined in House Bill 585.
Senate Bill 2871 is the appropriation bill for the Department of Public Safety and includes the $6.9 million in funding to conduct a training school to hire additional Highway Patrol troopers.
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