Thursday, April 14, 2005

Local News Briefs

Deadline April 28 for Kudzu Fest design contest
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring its annual logo design contest open to students of any age or non-professional adult.

Come up with an original design to be used for the 17th Annual Kudzu Festival t-shirts using kudzu in the design.

This year the featured events (as of this date) will be a carnival, rodeo and gospel jamboree. (Hint: these events can be used in the design.)

Festival dates this year are June 2-4

The winning entry will win $100 cash and Kudzu Festival tickets and t-shirts will feature the design.

Submit entries to the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce at 148 E. College Ave. no later than Thursday, April 28. For more information call the Chamber office at 252-2943.

Make reservations now for Southwest history Tour
The Marshall County Historical Society sponsors a county history tour each year, trying to share the county’s great history with everyone.

All persons, young and old, have an opportunity to enjoy the delightful event now as the tours may not last forever.

The date of the Southwest History Tour will be Saturday, April 30. The tour will last from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be on an air-conditioned bus and a Mississippi lunch will be included.

The cost is $30 in advance. Make your reservations now by calling 662-252-3669, or call the same number for more information on the history tour.

Dinner this week to honor state basketball champions
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce announces a congratulatory dinner for the Holly Springs High School state championship basketball team.

It will be held Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at Oak Palace.

For more information on the dinner, call the Chamber office at 252-2943.

Byhalia Police Department responds to variety of calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 32 calls the past week.

Chief Mike Novay released the following report – six disturbances, two domestic, six juvenile-related calls, two fires, three miscellaneous, six alarms, five escorts and two motor vehicle accidents.

Byhalia police officers wrote eight citations.

Chief Novay said his department made six arrests during the past week on the following charges:

  • driving while license suspended, defective equipment;
  • DUI 1st;
  • disturbing the peace;
  • disturbing the peace;
  • failure to appear;
  • reckless driving, no insurance; seatbelt violation, improper equipment, open container.

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