Thursday, January 27, 2005

Local News Briefs

School board seeks input on superintendent search
The Board of Trustees of the Holly Springs School District will hold a public forum on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Holly Springs Multi-Purpose Building, 235 North Memphis Street.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to solicit information from the community as the school board initiates the search for a new school superintendent.

Those not able to attend the forum are invited to send comments in a sealed envelope to their children’s school. Comments will be picked up and consolidated with those from the forum. Write “Holly Springs School Board Input” on the envelope.

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 1 alderman candidates – incumbent Russell Johnson and Betty A. Yates.

Also, in Ward 4, incumbent Nancy Hutchens has qualified to seek re-election.

In Byhalia, incumbent alderman Mike Hamblin has qualified to run for the position again.

There are no new candidates since last week in Potts Camp.

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 guest for 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 for $15.

In other news, the planning committee for this year’s Charity Walking Horse Show put on by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce met Tuesday. Call the Chamber for more information.

Special election set to finish city school board term
February 2 is the deadline for candidates to qualify to run in a special school board election.

The election will be held Saturday, March 5, with the winner completing the last two years of a five-year term for the vacated Board of Trustees position. This trustee represents those electors residing in the added territory of the school district outside the corporate limits of the City of Holly Springs.

To be eligible, a candidate must be a bona fide resident and qualified elector residing in the added territory of the school district.

For more information, contact the office of the superintendent of the school district.

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