Thursday, September, 22, 2005

Local News Briefs

Byhalia’s White Oak Festival scheduled for October 8
The 24th annual Byhalia White Oak Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Church Street, from the corner of Highway 309 to Senter Street.

It is sponsored by the Byhalia Sports Association and the Byhalia Lions Club. Activities will include arts and crafts, food booths, games, coloring contest, baby photo contest, displays, motorcycle show, kids’ area, raffles, entertainment and prizes.

Call 838-2806 or 838-8147 or stop by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce office for more information.

Holly Springs police officers investigate grand larceny
The Holly Springs Police Department reports two incidents last week.

On September 13, a grand larceny was reported on Martin Luther King at Colonial. A parked trailer was taken from a lot between 12:30 and 2 p.m.

On September 14, a breaking and entering of an auto was reported in the 100 block of Walthall Street. A Pioneer CD radio was taken from the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to call the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169

Holly Springs Intermediate coordinates Book Bag Drive
Holly Springs Intermediate School is sponsoring a Book Bag Drive to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The drive started September 16 and ends Friday, Oct. 7. Specific school supplies have been designated for each grade level to donate.

Third grade – paper and blunt-tip scissors; Fourth grade – folders and crayons; Fifth grade – erasers and markers; Sixth Grade – pencils and glue sticks.

Any person interested is encouraged to donate a book bag. Items donated may be sent to school by students or carried to the school’s parent center. If there are questions, contact the principal at 252-2329.

Byhalia Police Department responds to variety of calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 33 calls during the past week.

Chief Mike Novay released the following report – 10 alarm calls, five miscellaneous, two escorts, one theft, six fires, two juvenile-related calls, one domestic disturbance, three motor vehicle accidents, two disturbances and one trespassing.

Police officers wrote 12 citations.

Chief Novay said policemen also made five arrests on the following charges:

• DUI 1st, driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance, unnecessary noise.

• Driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance, improper equipment.

• DUI 1st.

• DUI 2nd, simple possession, driving while license suspended, careless driving.

• Warrant, Byhalia.

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