MDEQ awards solid
waste assistance grant
n TUPELO – Lee County has received a $13,078 solid waste assistance grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for employment assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer.
Cities and counties may apply for solid waste assistance grants through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. These grants are utilized by local communities for programs to prevent and clean up unauthorized dumps; to aid in hiring local solid waste enforcement officers; for public education efforts on solid waste disposal and recycling; and to establish programs for the collection of white goods, bulky wastes and recyclables.
Lackey’s seafood eatery damaged in afternoon fire
n HAMILTON – Lackey’s Fish and Steak House in Hamilton off Highway 45 has been damaged by fire.
The fire started around 3 p.m. Tuesday and burned about 30 minutes. The kitchen appeared to have taken heavy damage, but other parts of the restaurant were standing. The restaurant had finished serving lunch for the day.
No one was hurt in the fire or fighting it.
There was no official word on what started the fire.
Volunteer firefighters from Hamilton, Cedar Creek, Becker and Athens battled the blaze.
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