Thursday, December 14, 2006
Local News Briefs
Holly Springs police 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 cantata set for Sunday at Asbury church
Asbury United Methodist Church will celebrate the birth of Christ with a Christmas cantata on December 17 at 4 p.m.
Rust College choir director Zebedee Jones is serving as music director again this year.
People of all faiths are invited to the service, according to Luberta Smith, pianist.
“Touched by a Child, Touched by a King,” written by John Turifoy, will be performed by the choir.
Both traditional Christmas music and contemporary music is included in the program. Some of the story line is done by narration.
Jones has directed the cantata at Asbury since 1992.
Byhalia police go to 26 calls, make several arrests
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 26 calls during the past week.
Chief Mike Novay released the following report – four alarm calls, one motor vehicle accident, one burglary, one disturbance, two thefts, one escort, two juvenile-related calls, seven assists, two fires, four miscellaneous and one vehicle theft.
Officers wrote 36 citations.
Novay also said his department made six arrests.
Bradley Gray, 24, of 8937 Hwy. 178 West, Lot 13, Byhalia, was arrested on a warrant from the Byhalia Police Department and charged with credit card fraud x 3.
Joseph Davis, 39, 9181 Hwy. 178 West, Lot 25, Byhalia, was arrested and charged with felony taking of a motor vehicle.
Other arrests on misdemeanor charges included:
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