Thursday, January 20, 2005

Local News Briefs

County's chambers hand out awards during luncheon
A joint banquet of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce drew a large crowd Tuesday for the presentation of the chamber awards.

Accepting the outstanding industry of the year award for A&B Distributing was Ronnie Luther of Holly Springs.

Dr. Veronica Valdez accepted the outstanding business of the year award on behalf of Williams Clinic.

Byhalia High School was named as school of the year. Accepting the award for the school was assistant principal William Oliver.

The teacher of the year award went to Elizabeth Butler. She was nominated by a former first grade student who wanted to thank her for teaching him how to read. Butler has taught at Marshall Academy for 27 years.

More on the awards will be published in next week’s issue.

More candidates qualify for municipal elections
Election qualifying continues in Marshall County’s municipalities.

The deadline for candidates to sign up for this year’s elections is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4.

Those adding their names to the list of candidates in Holly Springs since the publication of last week’s newspaper include two Ward 2 alderman candidates – incumbent Naylond Hayes and Edyth Taylor.

In Potts Camp, incumbent alderman Carol Jean Davis has qualified to seek reelection.

There are no new candidates since last week in Byhalia.

Primaries will be held Tuesday, May 3, with runoffs, if needed, set two weeks later, on Tuesday, May 17. The municipal general elections are Tuesday, June 7.

Gov. Haley Barbour to speak at Feb. 22 Chamber luncheon
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be the guest speaker at the quarterly luncheon of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce.

The lunch will be held at Dreamland on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at noon. Tickets can be obtained from the Chamber office or at Lavora’s Personal Grooming and Boutique. Members may purchase tickets for $12 and prospective members at $15.

In other Chamber of Commerce news, the planning committee for this year’s Charity Walking Horse show put on by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Chamber office.

Fair Association schedules its annual meeting Jan. 22
The Marshall County Fair Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 22.

The afternoon will begin with an open house from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and then the meeting will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

All interested in the fairgrounds are urged to attend. Come out and meet your district representative. All members are encouraged to attend.

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