Thursday, July 12, 2007
Local News Briefs
Ida B. Wells Museum hosting annual festival this weekend
“Ida B.Wells: Her Legacy and Challenges” is the theme for this year’s three-day birthday celebration and festival.
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum, named in honor of the late civil rights activist, will host the big event this weekend, July 13-15.
Activities kick off Friday at noon with tours of the museum located at 220 North Randolph Street. Featured this year are works of artists Gloria Gipson Suggs and Kieffer DeBerry. A gospel hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by a barbecue dinner at 6 p.m.
Saturday’s activities include a Memphis tour, which will depart the museum at 8 a.m., and the Ida B. Wells Commemorative Banquet at 7 p.m. at the Hudsonville CME Church Family Life Center. Speaker for the banquet will be state representative Kelvin Buck. The banquet will also be a tribute to the late Mary Walker Jones Penilton, one of the founding members of Ladies in Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T.).
Activities will conclude with a breakfast Sunday at 9 a.m. at Yarbrough Chapel CME Church.
For more information or for tickets, call 662-252-3232.
Holly Springs police make arrests, write variety of tickets
The Holly Springs Police Department made some recent arrests and released a long list of other activities.
Greg Ware, 46, was arrested Wednesday, June 27, on an outstanding warrant of grand larceny, chief Robert Pearson said. Michael Smith, 35, of Byhalia, was arrested Saturday, June 30, on auto burglary charges, according to Pearson.
Other activities for the week ending July 2 included: no proof of insurance (3); no driver’s or expired license (1); driving while license suspended (6); malicious mischief (1); simple assault (1); disorderly conduct (2); malicious mischief (1); and false information (1).
For the week ending July 9, police reported the arrest of Rufus Terry, 46, of Holly Springs, on felony shoplifting charges in the 100 block of Spring Street.
An auto theft was reported in the 200 block of Memphis Street, Tuesday, July 3. The 1992, black, Mercury Marquis was taken from the business between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. and the vehicle was recovered Thursday, July 5, on Rising Star Road.
Officers responded to the following activities for the week beginning July 3: no proof of insurance (5); driving while license suspended (4); malicious mischief (5); simple assault (4); disorderly conduct (3); disturbance of a family (1); trespassing (1); littering (1); loud music (1); child restraint violation (3); careless driving (1); disregard for traffic device (1); and possession of controlled substance (2).
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