December 6, 2007
Local News Briefs
Christmas concert set for Sunday at Rust College
Spend the evening with Zebedee R. Jones and the world renowned Rust College A’Cappella Choir in their annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Morehouse Auditorium, Doxey Center.
The 10th annual concert will feature “The Messiah” by George Frederic Handel. “The Messiah” is an oratorio based on a libretto of another artist’s work made famous by Handel.
The libretto comprises three acts with several scenes, with the most famous movement being the “Hallelujah” chorus.
Holiday lighting contest December 12-17 in Byhalia
“The Light Up The Town” Holiday Lighting Contest will be held December 12-17 in Byhalia.
The winners will be announced December 19. A yard sign will be presented to the winners. Each winner will win $50 donated by the Byhalia Garden Club and Byhalia Beautiful.
The contest is open to properties within the Byhalia Town Limits. The categories are residential (best door or window, best overall and most original) and commercial or public buildings (best overall and best door or window).
City police make arrest on false pretense charges
The Holly Springs Police Department reported one arrest and eight other incidents for the week ending December 3.
Thomas Lester, 42, of Holly Springs, was arrested Friday, November 30, and charged with five counts of false pretense, according to chief Robert Pearson.
Officers responded to the following additional activities last week: driving while license suspended (1); no proof of insurance (1); malicious mischief (1); simple assault domestic violence (2); simple assault (1); and shoplifting (3).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in Holly Springs or Marshall County is asked to call police at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers do not have to give their name when supplying tips to officers. The caller may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
Community Choir to present Christmas cantata Dec. 16
The Holly Springs Community Choir, under the direction of Zebedee Jones, will perform its annual Christmas cantata at 5 p.m. on Dec. 16 at St. Joseph Church, 305 E. Van Dorn Avenue.
This year’s cantata will be “I Believe He’s the Son of God,” composed by John F. Wilson. Admission to the performance is free.
The event is a joint production of Asbury and St. Joseph. Choir members are drawn from various Holly Springs churches and from the community at large.
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