Thursday, April 28, 2005

Local News Briefs

Public forum next week on city 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 Thursday for submitting contest entries
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 Chamber of Commerce at 148 E. College Ave. no later than Thursday, April 28. For more information call the Chamber office at 252-2943.

Byhalia meeting focuses on main street rejuvenation
The Byhalia By Choice Action Group will meet on Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at PattyCakes, located at 2457 Church Street in Byhalia.

The presentation will be Main Street America to explore the stories of four different cities – Akron, Ohio; Port Gibson, Mississippi; Springfield, Illinois; and Portland, Oregon. Each city is in various stages of rejuvenation and working to overcome problems that have been years in the making.

Everyone is invited. Reservations are helpful. Call 662-838-8127. Sandwich, side, cookie and tea will be available for $5.

Reception Friday from 3 to 5 honoring Henderson Milan
The South Reporter will host a come-and-go reception this Friday, April 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. honoring Henderson Milan.

Milan has recently retired after 72 years as a community correspondent for Marshall County’s weekly newspaper.

All friends of the 84-year-old Milan are encouraged to attend.

Milan taught school for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He is active in the Marshall County Retired Education Personnel, and he is an active member of Hopewell No. 1 MB Church in Holly Springs.

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