Thursday, February 2, 2006

Local News Briefs

Awards luncheon Thursday; Grayson guest speaker

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 un\covered 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.

Awards will be given for industry, business, school and teacher of the year.

City school district schedules parent, community sessions

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 to Dorothy Graham-Buck, community relations coordinator, 252-2183.

Byhalia officers respond to accidents, thefts, disturbances

The Byhalia Police Department responded to 51 calls during the past week.

Chief Mike Novay released the following report – 14 alarm calls, 11 miscellaneous, four escorts, two fires, two motor vehicle accidents, two animal-related calls, three domestic disturbances, six disturbances, five thefts and two juvenile-related calls.

Byhalia officers wrote 13 citations.

Novay also said policemen made three arrests on the following charges:

  • Domestic violence and simple assault;
  • Warrant Byhalia;
  • Driving while license suspended.

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