Thursday, January 9, 2014
NAACP plans breakfast for Dr. King’s birthday
The Marshall County Branch of the NAACP will host the 29th annual commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A birthday breakfast is set for Monday, Jan. 20, at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1393 Highway 309 South, Byhalia.
Deadline nears for home rehab program
January 15 is the deadline to request and submit an application for a homeowner rehabilitation grant with the Marshall County board of supervisors.
Larry Hall, county administrator, said at least one additional qualified applicant is needed for the present round of applications.
Requirements to be considered for the homeowner rehabilitation grant are strictly adhered to. They include the following:
• applicant must have owned their own home for 12 months minimum.
• applicant must show receipts for utilities.
• the title or deed cannot have any liens or mortgages on it.
• applicant must be the sole owner.
• house must be failing in the areas of roofing, flooring, plumbing and electrical wiring.
For complete information and to file an application immediately, the homeowner should come by the Marshall County administrator’s office on the east side of the square in Holly Springs next door to the county courtroom on Market Street.
Year 2013 successful for new jobs in Mississippi
Mississippi’s aggressive efforts to create jobs and attract new investment produced significant results, with 2013 more than doubling the jobs and investment generated in the state in the previous year.
Projects supported by Mississippi Development Authority over the past year created 6,265 new jobs for the state’s workers and more than $1.03 billion in new investment. In 2012, state-assisted projects accounted for 2,664 new jobs and $455,560,000 in new investment.
“Since taking office, I have made improving Mississippi’s economy a top priority,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “That includes building a pro-business environment, attracting new investments and working to grow existing businesses. Our hard work is paying off. This year has proven to be a strong year for economic development in Mississippi, and it shows that our economy is gaining strength.”
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