Thursday, August 25, 2005
Local News Briefs
disc golf coming to Wall Doxey Park
The tournament, sponsored by McDonalds, will feature four categories of events. Disc golfers will compete in the pro open, pro women, pro master and pro grand master categories.
We have held a few big disc golf events here in the past, but this is the biggest, Park Manager Lyle Richardson said. We want everyone to come watch this event. Galleries are welcome.
There will be three courses set up inside the park, and one temporary course will be set up at Kirkwood National Golf Course in nearby Holly Springs.
Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. September 3, and tee-off for the first round is at 10 a.m.
Back to School
Night set for August 30 at Holly High
The program will begin in the auditorium where the choir will perform, and refreshments will be served. Parents will then have the opportunity to meet individual teachers and visit classrooms.
hosting luncheon this Thursday
Speaker will be Steve McManus, vice president of 1st Tennessee Brokerage, a business analyst and 2005 graduate of Leadership Memphis.
Call 662-838-8127 for more information. Hosts are 1st Tennessee Home Loans of Olive Branch and The Whistle Stop Cafe of Byhalia.
Department receives $27,075 grant
U. S. Rep. Roger Wicker and Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott said the funding will assist efforts to enhance fire operations and strengthen firefighter safety procedures and purchase new vehicles.
The award comes from the Assistance to Firefighters Program approved by Congress to directly assist the nation's firefighters and the services they deliver. It is administered by FEMA and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate at DHS. The program provides funds to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, health and safety programs, purchase of new firefighting equipment, and improve emergency medical service response capabilities.
Watson VFD, Marshall County (Byhalia), gets $27,075 for operations and safety improvements.
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