Thursday, September 21, 2006
Local News Briefs
White Oak Festival slated for Oct. 14 in downtown Byhalia
The annual White Oak Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, on Church Street in Byhalia. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the Byhalia Sports Association.
There will be fun, food, vendors and much more.
Booth space for concessions is $50 (only five concession booths allowed). Booth space for all others is $25.
For more information, contact Janice Wagg at 662-838-2806.
Motorcycle driver killed in accident on Highway 72
Vernon Goodman, 45, of the Taska Road area, was killed in an accident just after midnight Saturday on Hwy. 72, according to coroner John Garrison.
He said the accident occurred around 12:55 a.m. September 17. Goodman was driving his motorcycle and headed westbound in the eastbound lane of Highway 72 when his motorcycle and a car collided, Garrison said. The driver of the car was airlifted to the Memphis Med.
Holly Springs police look for suspect in vehicle larceny
The Holly Springs Police Department is investigating a grand larceny that took place September 14 in the 200 block of N. Memphis St.
The victim’s vehicle is a four-door, 1997 Pontiac Grand Am with a broken windshield.
The victim stated the black male suspect is approximately 23 years old and wearing a black baseball cap, white T-shirt and jeans.
Police responded to the following calls last week – six simple assaults, one vehicle breaking and entering, one malicious mischief, one possession of a controlled substance, two shopliftings, one driving under the influence and one identity theft.
Firemen go to variety of calls, attend water shuttle training
Holly Springs Fire Department made 18 calls over the week ending September 18. The department responded to one gas leak, two vehicle accidents, 11 medical calls, and two rescue calls. Firefighters made two smoke investigations.
The department participated in a State Fire School water shuttle last week. The water shuttle training prepares firefighters to work fires in rural and remote areas where water systems are not available, according to Ken Holbrook, fire chief.
Harvest Fest set for Oct. 28 in downtown Holly Springs
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce presents the 2006 Harvest Fest on the historic downtown square Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. until dark.
Activities will include arts and crafts, gospel singing, pony rides, food vendors, merchant open houses and door prizes.
Call 662-252-2943 for more information.
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