Thursday, March 2, 2005

Local News Briefs

Deadline this Friday for qualifying for city elections
The deadline is almost here.

Those interested in running for mayor or alderman in municipal elections this year have until 5 p.m. this Friday, March 4, to qualify.

There are no new qualifiers in Holly Springs, Byhalia or Potts Camp since last week’s 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.

School board vote Saturday; two candidates on ballot
An election for a seat on the Holly Springs School Board is set for this Saturday.

Polls will be open 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.

Charity Walking Horse Classic scheduled for March 19
The third annual Holly Springs Charity Walking Horse Classic is just around the corner.

The big event will be Saturday, March 19, at 5 p.m. at the Marshall County Fairgrounds Arena.

Tickets are $5 per person.

For more information, call the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, 252-2943.

Holly Springs School District to dismiss classes Tuesday
The Holly Springs High School boys basketball team will participate in the State Tournament in Jackson Tuesday, March 8.

Therefore, the Holly Springs School District will be closed. This school day will be made up on a date announced later.

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Holly Springs School District, normally held on the second Tuesday of each month, has been scheduled for Thursday, March 10.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Central Office Boardroom, 840 Highway 178 East, Holly Springs.

Public hearing scheduled on four-laning stretch of Hwy 72
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has scheduled an open forum public hearing to discuss proposed plans to widen U.S. Highway 72 to a four-lane from State Route 302 to the Tennessee line.

The hearing will be Tuesday, March 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Byhalia High School cafeteria. Citizens are invited to come and go during the hours to discuss location, design, right-of-way and other issues.

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