Thursday, September 28, 2006
Local News Briefs
White Oak Festival Oct. 14 will feature fun, food, more
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.
West Nile Virus human case reported in DeSoto County
Last week the Mississippi Department of Health reported 23 new West Nile Virus human cases, bringing the state’s WNV human case total to 131 with four resulting in death.
The new WNV human cases were reported in the following cases: Alcorn (1), Copiah (1), DeSoto (1), Forrest (2), Hancock (1), Harrison (3), Hinds (5), Lauderdale (1), Lincoln (1), Lowndes (2), Pike (1), Rankin (1), Sunflower (1), Tallahatchie (1) and Wayne (1). This time last year, Mississippi reported 62 human WNV cases with four deaths.
State Health Officer Brian Amy reminds Mississippi this is peak season for WNV.
“Traditionally, July through September is peak season for WNV,” Amy said. “Although we are approaching fall months, it is still important to continue to practice personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites.”
Holly Springs Chamber plans Harvest Fest activities Oct. 28
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.
Voting machines on display Thursday at colleges
Secretary of State Eric Clark announces that students and staff at Mississippi public four-year and community colleges will have the opportunity to see and try new voting machines on Thursday, Sept. 28.
“We’re taking the touch-screen voting machines to our college students so they can see and use the machines before the general election,” Clark said. “We heard an overwhelmingly positive response after the primary elections in June, and are continuing our voter outreach work through November.”
Places and times for “College Voting Day” include Ole Miss Student Union, 11 a.m.-noon; Northwest, McClendon Student Center, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; and Mississippi State, Perry Cafeteria, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
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