Thursday, October 6, 2005

Local News Briefs

Byhalia’s White Oak Festival this Saturday on Church St.
The 24th annual Byhalia White Oak Festival is set for this 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. Booths are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved without payment. Concession booths have been filled. All other booth spaces are available for $25.

Call 838-2806 or 838-8147 or stop by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce office to get booth space.

I-55 motorists to encounter delays for 304 bridge work
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to announce the following traffic alert to motorists traveling Interstate 55 in DeSoto County on October 10-14.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 10, crews will be installing bridge rails on Highway 304 over I-55 and motorists traveling on both the south and northbound lanes of I-55 should expect periodic delays. Beginning on the southbound lanes and alternating to the northbound lanes, traffic will be delayed briefly for 10-minute intervals. Work is expected to begin between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and should be completed by Friday, Oct. 14.

Motorists traveling in the area are advised to drive carefully and observe all highway advisory signs. MDOT regrets any inconvenience this necessary work may cause.

Harper Construction of Paducah, Kentucky was the low bidder on this project at a cost of $27 million. This project is part of the I-69/I-55 interchange.

Harvest Fest set for Oct. 29 in downtown Holly Springs
The third annual Harvest Fest on the square in Holly Springs will be held Saturday, Oct. 29.

There will be gospel singing, arts and crafts, food vendors, pony rides, merchant open houses and more.

All businesses surrounding and near the square are urged to participate by decorating windows with a fall or Halloween theme, having sidewalk sales, giving away a prize that will require customers to come in and register, contributing toward a grand prize to be given away in a special 5 p.m. drawing.

For more information, contact Lisa Cole at 252-8855 or the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce at 252-2943.

Friends of Library schedules barbecue fund-raiser Oct. 28
A Friends of the Library fund-raiser is set for October 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Barbecue plates by “JBs” will be $10 each. Walk-ins are welcome.

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