Thursday, February 17, 2005

Local News Briefs

Dealine March 4 for qualifying for city 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.

There is only one new qualifier since last week’s newspaper.

In Potts Camp, incumbent alderman Al Beard will be seeking reelection.

There are no new candidates in Byhalia or Holly Springs.

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.

Two candidates seek position on board; election March 5
An election for a seat on the Holly Springs School Board is just over a week away.

Polls will be open Saturday, March 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holly Springs High School Auditorium, 165 N. Walthall.

Candidates for the position are Ray Von Autry and Claude L. Vinson Sr.

The election is for the last two years of a five-year term for the vacated Board of Trustees seat. The position is for the added territory of the Holly Springs School District outside the corporate limits of the City of Holly Springs.

Potts Camp, Byhalia girls advance in North State play
Two Marshall County teams won opening round games in North State basketball competition Monday night.

The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals, playing at home, got 24 points from seventh grader Kenyotta Jenkins in a 64-45 win over Pine Grove.

Arnetta Howell scored 13, and Latrece Walker had 11.

The Lady Cardinals will next face Houlka Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the North Half quarter-finals at DeSoto Central High School.

Potts Camp split with Houlka during the regular season.

The Byhalia Lady Indians went on the road Monday night and knocked off Charleston 72-64 to advance in North State play.

Sade Daviston poured in a game-high 29 points. Chasidy Kizer followed with 20, and Brandy Fayne had nine.

The Lady Indians will next play unbeaten Velma Jackson Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in the North State quarter-finals at Tunica Rosa Fort High School.

The H.W. Byers Lady Lions saw their season come to an end Monday night. They lost 72-53 at Falkner.

Top scorers for Byers were Rachel Jones with 12 points and Jessica Moore and Ashley Stephens with 11 each.

Four Marshall County boys teams – Holly Springs, Byers, Byhalia and Potts Camp – played in the opening round of North State Tuesday night. Those results were unavailable at press-time.

With wins they move on to the quarter-final round Thursday night at various sites. Holly Springs would be the host school in Class 3A.

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