Thursday, September 1, 2005

Local News Briefs

Southern National disc golf this weekend at Wall Doxey

Wall Doxey State Park will host the McDonald’s 2005 Southern National Professional Disc Golf Championship this weekend, September 3-4.

The tournament, sponsored by McDonald’s, 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.”

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. Saturday, and tee-off for the first round is at 10 a.m.

For more information, see additional story on page 2 of sports.

Friends of Library schedules meeting for next Tuesday

The Friends of the Library announces its next Brown Bag meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 11:30 a.m. at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs.

The luncheon will feature Marjorie Gerald of the Memphis Speakers Bureau. The program, to begin at 12 noon, will be White House stories.

Early deadlines announced for Sept. 8 South Reporter

There will be an early deadline for next week’s edition of The South Reporter due to the Labor Day holiday.

Deadline for all classified advertising for the Thursday, Sept. 8, edition is this Friday, Sept. 2, at 12 noon. Deadline for all other advertising and news is Friday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m.

“Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday,” said publisher Barry Burleson, “so we appreciate everyone’s cooperation in meeting this early deadline.

“We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday.”

Municipal Conference canceled again by storm

Due to Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Municipal League (MML) canceled its 2005 Annual Conference, scheduled for August 29 through September 1 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Plans are to expand the Fall Board of Director’s Meeting in Tunica on September 22-23 to include the general membership so that the slate of 2005-06 MML officers can be elected.

This is the second time the MML has had to cancel its 2005 Annual Conference due to a hurricane. In July, the original conference was changed due to Hurricane Dennis.

“We have been holding our Annual Conference on the Gulf Coast for 49 years and have never had to cancel,” said Mayor Gene McGee of Ridgeland who is president of MML.

The MML Annual Conference is the largest private association conference held in the state each year, averaging around 3,000 attendees.

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