Thursday, February 3, 2005
Local News Briefs
forum Feb. 3 focuses on superintendent search
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 childrens school. Comments will be picked up and consolidated with those from the forum. Write Holly Springs School Board Input on the envelope.
candidates sigun up for municipal elections
The deadline for candidates to sign up for this years elections is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4.
In Holly Springs, since the publication of last weeks newspaper, Dorothy Buck has qualified to run for alderman Ward 1.
In Byhalia, incumbent Mayor O.R. Scooter Dempsey has qualified to run for the position again.
There are no new candidates 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.
Haley Barbour coming to Holly Springs for luncheon
The lunch will be held at Dreamland on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at noon. Tickets can be obtained from the Chamber office or at Lavoras Personal Grooming and Boutique. Members may purchase tickets for $12 and prospective members for $15.
school board meeting changed to February 10
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Central Office Boardroom, 840 Highway 178 East, Holly Springs.
rate rises in Marshall, Benton counties
The new rate was the same as Novembers rate but .8 percent higher than the December 2003 rate of 5.1 percent a year earlier.
Forty-nine counties reported a decrease in the unemployment rate, four counties showed no change at all, and 29 counties showed an increase.
Marshall Countys rate was 13.9, up from 11.4. Bentons was 13.8, up from 12.3 percent.
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