Thursday, January 26, 2006

Local News Briefs

Awards luncheon next week; nominations being accepted

The Marshall County Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Seafood Junction Too in Byhalia.

The event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is sponsored by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.

Guest speaker will be Walt Grayson. Nobody loves a good story more than Grayson. He has uncovered countless tales of life in Mississippi for his TV feature series, “Looking Around Mississippi,” which airs on WLBT in Jackson, and as host of “Mississippi Roads” on Mississippi Public Broadcasting television.

He is also the author of a new book, “Looking Around Mississippi with Walt Grayson.”

Tickets to the awards luncheon are $15 per person. A reserved table for eight is $130.

Exhibit space is $30 and includes one meal ticket. Nominations for industry, business, school and teacher of the year are being accepted at both chambers.

To receive a form, call Sarah Sawyer, 662-838-8127, or Susan Jordan, 662-252-2943.

Relay for Life kicks off Thursday; teams needed

The American Cancer Society, Marshall County Relay For Life Committee, invites everyone to its annual kickoff party on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Marshall County Library at 6 p.m.

Businesses, industries, churches, clubs and other groups are urged to get their teams together and come out and register for Relay 2006. It will be held Friday, June 9, at Sam Coopwood Park in Holly Springs.

Honorary chairpersons for this year’s event are Gwen Gill and Vernell Winter.

School district plans sessions for parents, community

The Holly Springs School District announces two sessions, one a Parent Information Seminar and the other a Community Forum.

The Parent Information Seminar will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Holly Springs High School auditorium. The topic will be “Helping Your Child Become Successful (Level 3 by 2006).”

There will be a light breakfast and door prizes.

Transportation will be provided with bus pick-up at the regular school bus stops. RSVP to child’s first period teacher.

Also, there will be a community forum, “A Conversation With The Superintendent,” on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The topic will be “Education Is Everybody’s Business,” and it will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Palace, 580 Stewart Street.

Lunch will be provided.

Everyone is urged to attend this “State of the District” address by Cynthia Gentry, superintendent of education.

RSVP by February 1 to Dorothy Graham-Buck, community relations coordinator, 252-2183.

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