Thursday, November 30, 2006
Local News Briefs
Santa coming to Byhalia Friday night for tree lighting
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Byhalia Fire Department.
Visit with Santa Claus and enjoy entertainment and a fund-raiser chili supper for the volunteer fire department.
It is sponsored by Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce.
Byhalia Holiday Open House at participating businesses continues to December 1. Home-based businesses will display at the chamber office on December 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Entry forms for the Christmas Lighting Contest, sponsored by the Byhalia Garden Club and Byhalia Beautiful, are available at the chamber, Citizens Bank, Merchants and Farmers Bank and Northcentral. The contest is for residential and non-residential in a three-mile radius of Byhalia. Judging is December 14 at 6 p.m.
Holly Springs officers taking donations for food, toy drive
The Holly Springs Police Department will be accepting donations for its Christmas Season Food and Toy Drive at 440 N. Memphis Street through December 20.
The department’s goal is to fill as many food and toy baskets as possible for distribution to less fortunate families.
Donated, non-perishable food items and toys may be left in the boxes on the second floor of the police headquarters between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monetary donations will be accepted so that a ham or turkey may be included in each basket.
The police department urges pastors to call 662-252-2122 with information pertaining to families who may need a little extra assistance through the holidays. Police officers will deliver the baskets Dec. 21-22.
Christmas concert Sunday features Rust College Choir
A Christmas concert featuring the Rust College A’Cappella Choir and director Zebedee R. Jones is Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Morehouse Auditorium, Doxey Center. Sponsored by the College’s Lyceum Series, the choir will present Handel’s “Messiah.”
Two die in traffic accident Sunday on Highway 7 South
Two men from Oxford died when they were ejected from their vehicle in an accident Sunday around 4:35 a.m., said coroner John Garrison. Several other passengers were injured and transported, he said.
A 1999 Chevrolet Suburban carrying possibly as many as eight people was travelling south on Highway 7 when the driver swerved off the left of the road, apparently turned back to the right, lost control and the vehicle turned over, Garrison said. Leno Mareno Salazar and Casar R. Olvera were pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
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