Thursday, April 26, 2007
Local News Briefs
Chamber luncheon Thursday at Annie’s Restaurant
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will hosts its quarterly luncheon Thursday, April 26, at 12 noon at Annie’s.
Guest speaker will be State Senator Ralph Doxey (District 2), who will speak on activities in the State Legislature during the 2007 session.
Tickets are $10 if purchased or reserved in advance, $12 at the door. Call the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce at 252-2943 for more information.
Potts Camp alderman race goes to runoff election
A runoff election was set for Tuesday of this week in the special election to fill a vacant alderman seat in Potts Camp.
Results from the April 17 vote, according to town clerk Marie Tate, were Dollean Porter, 58 votes; James “Johnny” Westmoreland, 45; Kevin Harris, 25; and J.C. Pruitt Jr., 12.
“No one received 51 percent of the vote, so we will have a runoff between the top two candidates,” Tate said.
Porter and Westmoreland met in the April 24 runoff race. Results will be included in next week’s South Reporter.
Tate said she was pleased with the turnout on April 17.
“We had 140 people vote, and that’s a good turnout for a special election like this,” she said.
Alderman Al Beard died February 24, leaving the vacancy on the board. The term will run through June 2009.
Friends of Library schedules meeting next Tuesday
Friends of the Library will meet next Tuesday, May 1, at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs.
Guest speaker will be artist Tom Delaney. He will bring examples of his art. The business session and refreshments start at 11:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 12 noon.
Byhalia police officers go to 32 calls, make several arrests
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 32 calls during the past week.
Chief Mike Novay released the following report – alarm, 2; assault, 1; assist, 3; burglary, 1; disabled vehicle, 1; disturbance, 2; domestic, 4; escort, 1; juvenile, 2; recovered property, 1; suspicious person, 1; suspicious vehicle, 1; theft, 2; traffic accident, 1; trespass, 1; miscellaneous, 5; fire, 3.
Officers made the following arrests
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