Buck pushes summer jobs program in Marshall County

By The Associated Press

HOLLY SPRINGS — A state lawmaker is asking officials in Marshall County to set aside funds for a youth jobs program for the summer of 2012.

The South Reporter reports that state Rep. Kelvin Buck, D-Holly Springs, has presented his plan for public/private partnerships to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors.

Buck says if the county set aside $70,000 about 30 students could earn up to $2,320 in two months to help their families with money to go back to school. Buck says he hopes to find money for 100 students by asking Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Byhalia to participate.

Buck says plans are to work through the WIN Job Center to hire for the summer jobs and to teach work ethics.