Thursday, June 22, 2006
Local News Briefs
Ida B. Wells-Barnett festival scheduled for July 14-16
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum is hosting its annual Ida B. Wells Birthday Celebration/Arts and Crafts Family Festival July 14-16.
The theme for this celebration is “Building on the Past: Focusing on the Future.” Guest speaker for the banquet July 15 will be Dr. David Beckley, president of Rust College.
On each day of the celebration, a member of the Wells family will share the legacy of Ida B. Wells.
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Celebration will serve as the primary fund-raiser for the museum, and area churches, business and organizations are urged to serve as co-sponsors for the event. The museum showcases artwork of local and nationally renowned artists and offers cultural activities for citizens of all ages.
For more information, call the museum at 252-3232.
Bluegrass Festival July 1 includes music and fireworks
Snow Lake Shores will host its eighth annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
There will be music by Heartland Band, Hatchie Bottom Boys, Turkey Creek, Little Country and Kay Bain from Tupelo.
Activities also include a crafts, arts and antique sale, food (including barbecue plates), boat rides and a boat parade.
Please, no alcohol, no pets and no coolers.
Bring your lawn chairs. A professional fireworks show is set for 9 p.m.
There is free admission and free parking.
Show Lake Shores is located 12 miles east of Holly Springs and three miles west of Ashland on Highway 4.
Democratic runoff election scheduled for next Tuesday
A runoff election between the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senator and Congressman comes in less a week, June 27.
Erik Fleming of Clinton faces Bill Bowlin of Hickory Flat in the U.S. Senate race. The winner will go against incumbent Republican candidate Trent Lott in the general election on November 7.
In the race for the right to face U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker in November, Democratic candidates James K. Hurt of Verona and William Bambach of Columbus meet in next Tuesday’s runoff.
The use of new touch-screen voting machines in the June 6 Primary Election went well, according to circuit clerk Lucy Carpenter.
She urges people to go and vote Tuesday, June 27. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Only 3.63 percent of the 19,575 registered voters in Marshall County marked ballots in the June 6 vote.
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