Thursday, April 20, 2005

Local News Briefs

Aldermen change to 4-1, rescinding Forex decision
The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen and mayor revisited the issue of doing business with International Forex Financial Group Tuesday night, passing a motion 4-1 to rescind a March 22 vote for the study.

Two aldermen have changed their minds about hiring IFFG.

Alderman Garrie Colhoun brought the motion to the floor following a veto memo circulated to aldermen Monday by Mayor Andre’ DeBerry. It stated that Robert’s Rules of Order requires a two-thirds majority or four votes to rescind or repeal a motion. Two weeks ago the board passed a motion 3-2 to allow Colhoun to change his aye vote for the study to a nay. Alderman Naylond Hayes followed Colhoun to the other side in Tuesday night’s vote.

Colhoun’s motion to rescind the March 22 vote for the Forex study was seconded by Tim Liddy. The motion passed with Colhoun, Hayes, Liddy, and Nancy Hutchens voting aye to rescind. Russell Johnson voted nay.

School board sets forum on superintendent search
The Board of Trustees of the Holly Springs School District and the Mississippi School Boards Association invite citizens of Holly Springs to attend a public forum on Thursday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building.

The Board of Trustees of the Holly Springs School District has contracted with the Mississippi School Boards Association to assist in the search for a new superintendent of education.

It is critical that all segments of the population are represented at this meeting in order that the search team has the best possible input as to the needs of the Holly Springs community.

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.

Festival dates 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 Chamber of Commerce at 148 E. College Ave. no later than Thursday, April 28.

Absentee voting for the first primary is now available at Holly Springs City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Absentee voting available; clerk’s office open Saturday
The city clerk’s office on South Memphis Street will also be open Saturday, April 23, and Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for absentee voting.

Registered voters can call in and request an absentee ballot via mail. Those must be returned to the city clerk’s office no later than Monday, May 2, at 5 p.m. The election is May 3.


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