Thursday, May 19, 2005

Local News Briefs

Spring clean-up continues through end of May
Marshall County’s Spring Clean-Up 2005 is May 16-31.

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will provide dumpsters at the following location for the public’s convenience.

  • Laws Hill Community Center, Potts Camp Fire Department, Chulahoma Community Center, Red Banks Fire Department, Byhalia Fire Department, Matthews Corner voting precinct, Marianna voting precinct, Early Grove Community Center, Mt. Pleasant -The Gin, Cayce Fire Department, Slayden Community Center, Waterford Community Center, Watson Community Center, D and D Grocery, Lake Estates - Scott Drive, Wall Hill Voting Precinct, Bethlehem Community, Victoria Community Center.

Please pitch in and make Marshall County a cleaner place to live, and please, no brush or household garbage.

The Marshall County Rubbish Pit and White Goods Collection Site is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

For more information, contact the county administrator at 252-7903. Residents who do not have a contract for their household, call RES at 1-888-839-2830.

Byhalia Chamber sponsors annual horse show Saturday
The annual Dudley R. Moore Jr. Memorial White Oak Classic Horse Show will be Saturday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at Thomas Arena in Holly Springs. Twenty-eight classes will compete.

See the additional story or call the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, 662-838-8127, for more information.

Strawberry Plains closing for Memorial Day holiday
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center will be closed Saturday-Monday, May 28-30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Kudzu Festival slated for June 2-4 at Thomas Arena
Plans are moving forward for the 17th annual Kudzu Festival, set for June 2, 3 and 4.

The festival, sponsored by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, will be held near the intersection of Highways 78 and 7, in and around the Thomas Arena.

The 2005 festival will have something for everyone, from the carnival and rodeo, to softball tournaments and other activities for the young and young at heart. Entertainment will again include the very popular and successful Gospel Jamboree, featuring both local groups and individuals. Plans are being made for a petting zoo for the young ones that will include pony rides, a rock-climbing wall for the daredevils, and the very popular Jerry Bolden Rodeo on both Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information, please contact Lavora Blake (252-1166 or 252-3309) or Susan Jordan (252-2943).


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