Thursday, May 3, 2007
Local News Briefs
Westmoreland elected alderman in Potts Camp
Potts Camp has a new member on its board of aldermen. James “Johnny” Westmoreland was elected in a special election Tuesday, April 24.
Westmoreland received 103 votes in the runoff to Dollean Porter’s 73.
Westmoreland was scheduled to be sworn in on Tuesday of this week, prior to the start of the May 1 board meeting.
His term will run through June 2009. He replaces alderman Al Beard, who died February 24.
Other members of the Potts Camp board of aldermen are W.H. Bowen, Joan Cox, Carol Davis and Casey Mayer.
May Day Festival activities set for Saturday in Byhalia
The big May Day festival in Byhalia, a celebration of spring, is slated for Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is May 19.
The festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on College St. Take Hwy. 309 S. to E. School Street. Turn by the historic Byhalia School.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic lunch. The festival will feature entertainment, children’s activities, games for all ages, concessions, political speaking, cow chip bingo, voter registration and much more.
There will be a $2 donation per person (ages 10 and under free). For more information, call 662-838-8127 or visit 2452 Church Street, downtown Byhalia, or go to www.GoByhalia.com.
The festival benefits the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce charities, programs and projects.
Everyone is invited to come out for a day of fun and games.
‘Into the Woods’ set for Thursday-Sunday at Marshall
The Marshall Academy Music Department will present “Into the Woods” during four performances this week.
Shows are set for Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $5. Reserved seats are available on the front two rows for $15. Call 252-3452 to purchase tickets.
Marshall Academy Patriots drop game one to Winston
The Marshall Academy Patriots lost game one of their second round baseball playoff series Monday night.
MA dropped a 13-4 decision to Winston Academy at home.
The best two-of-three series shifts to Louisville Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game. It will be a must-win situation for Marshall.
Game three (if needed) will be played in Holly Springs Thursday at 6 p.m.
Complete coverage of the state quarter-final series versus Winston will be included in next week’s sports section.
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