Thursday, June 8, 2006
Local News Briefs
Transportation commissioner to speak at Chamber lunch
Bill Minor, transportation commissioner for the Northern District, will be the guest speaker for the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce’s summer luncheon. The luncheon will be held Thursday, June 8, at 12 noon at Dreamland.
Minor will be talking on highway development in the area, including information on the progress being made in upgrading Highway 78 to an interstate highway and the plans for new Interstate Highway 69 which will be crossing the northern part of Marshall County near Byhalia.
Also at the summer luncheon, the Chamber will announce officers of the year for both the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Holly Springs Police Department.
Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 148 East College Avenue, from a board member or at Lavora’s for $10 each. Tickets at the door are $12 each. For more information call 252-2943.
4-H Celebration Day set for Saturday on M.I. Campus
The first 4-H Celebration Day will be held Saturday, June 10 on M.I. Campus.
Participating clubs will be the Lessye Lee Davis 4-H Club and the Eddie Lee Smith 4-H Club, both from Marshall County, and the Monroe Hill 4-H Club from Chickasaw County.
Booth set-up begins at 7:30 a.m. with performances starting at 9 a.m. All performances will be taped and submitted to The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour and/or Apollo Theatre in New York. The taping is a courtesy of the 4-H clubs.
The 4-H banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Rust College/Shaw Cafeteria. Speaker will be Lemon Phelps, Extension agent in Marshall County. Those who would like to recognize a special person in an organization the night of the banquet should call Mrs. Hicks, 252-5920.
To set up a booth or perform or get tickets to attend the banquet, contact Mrs. Hicks, 252-5920, or Mrs. Folsom, 551-2066.
Byhalia Police Department responds to variety of calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 58 calls during the past week.
Chief Mike Novay released the following report – 28 alarm calls, seven motor vehicle accidents, five escorts, one animal-related call, six assists, nine miscellaneous and two fires. Officers wrote 37 citations.
Novay said police made six arrests on these charges – driving while license suspended; no driver’s license; disorderly conduct and possession of controlled substance; warrant, Marshall County; no seat belt, no insurance, possession with intent, possession in motor vehicle; careless driving, no insurance, driving while license suspended.
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