Thursday, November, 17, 2005

Local News Briefs

Byhalia Chamber hosting luncheon; Renick speaker

The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly membership luncheon this week, Thursday, Nov. 17.

The lunch is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until 1 pm. at the Northcentral EPA Community Building, Hwy. 309, Byhalia. The host will be Northcentral Electric Power Association.

Guest speaker is Bill Renick, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Devel

The luncheon is free for members and $5 for prospective members. Call 662-838-8127.

Until December 8, the Byhalia Chamber is collecting new or slightly used blankets for residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. People may bring the blankets to the lunch meeting or to the chamber office at 2452 Church Street in Byhalia.

Early deadlines set for next week’s South Reporter

The South Reporter announces early deadlines for its Thanksgiving edition next week, Thursday, Nov. 24.

Deadline for all classified advertising will be this Friday, Nov. 18, at 12 noon. Deadline for all display advertising, legal notices, news and photographs will be this Friday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m.

The South Reporter will be printed a day earlier than usual, on Tuesday, Nov. 22. It will be available in the office and at vendor locations that day.

Next week’s newspaper will be received by local subscribers via mail on Wednesday, Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.

Thursday reception honors new school superintendent

A public reception in honor of Dr. Cynthia A. Gentry, superintendent of the Holly Springs School District, will be held on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building at 160 North Memphis Street in Holly Springs.

A special invitation is extended to parents of the school district, local businesses, churches, friends, supporters and all other representatives in the community.

With the support of the Holly Springs School District Board of Education, Dr. Gentry will be sharing her efforts to improve pre-school through secondary education in the City of Holly Springs. Other persons in the community will also share how they can assist in helping enhance the district’s efforts. The team building approach to education in Holly Springs will be the primary focus. This approach builds upon the concept that it takes a “whole community” to raise and educate a child.

Holly Springs School District is committed to making the district one of the finest districts in the State of Mississippi. It is committed to empowering students to become productive citizens in a global economy. Through its mission, students will be prepared to compete favorably in all segments of life to help build our economy within the state and the nation.


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