Thursday, February 10, 2005
Local News Briefs
qualifies in Potts Camp; dealine three weeks away
The deadline for candidates to sign up for this years elections is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4.
In Potts Camp, incumbent alderman Joan Cox has signed up to seek reelection.
There are no new candidates in Byhalia or Holly Springs since the publishing of last weeks newspaper.
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.
available for luncheon featuring Governor Barbour
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 baord meeting rescheduled for Feb. 10
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Central Office Boardroom, 840 Highway 178 East, Holly Springs.
Security awards firefighting grant to Watson
U. S. Rep. Roger Wicker and Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott said the funding will be used to enhance fire operations and improve firefighter safety. The Toccopola VFD in Pontotoc County will get $32,400; Watson VFD in Byhalia will receive $27,585; and Lafayette County VFD is slated to get $97,475.
The program provides funds to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, health and safety programs, purchase of new firefighting equipment, and improve emergency medical service response capabilities.
Wicker appointed to U.S. House Budget Committee
Under House rules, three members of the Appropriations Committee are designated to serve on the Budget panel. Rep. Wicker was tabbed for the position by newly selected Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis of California. This will mark Rep. Wicker's second term on the Budget Committee.
Wicker is beginning his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives.
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