Thursday, February 22, 2007
Local News Briefs
Candidate qualifies; deadline to sign up is one week away
One additional candidate has signed up for local political races.
Johnny Heaston is running for sheriff of Marshall County on the Republican ticket.
The deadline to qualify is Thursday, March 1. Candidates for county races should go to the circuit clerk’s office in Holly Springs to qualify.
The first primary is Tuesday, Aug. 7, with the runoff set for Tuesday, Aug. 28. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
For more information on the 2007 elections, contact the circuit clerk’s office, 252-3434, or log on to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.ms.us.
Marshall-Benton Job Fair next week in Holly Springs
The 2007 Marshall-Benton Job Fair will be held on Thursday, March 1, at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Holly Springs.
The job fair is free to all job seekers. It is recommended job seekers dress appropriately and bring a resume. Be there early because lines tend to form at the entrance. See what employers are attending along with their job openings on the website, www.jobfairs.ms.gov.
To register an organization for the job fair or to find more information, please visit the web site listed above or call Adam Todd at 601-321-6149.
County awards luncheon scheduled for next Tuesday
The sixth annual Marshall County Awards Luncheon for businesses, industries, schools and educators is next Tuesday, Feb. 27. Nominations for awards are due by Feb. 22.
The event, which will be held at the Oak Palace in Holly Springs and catered by Safari’s at Kirkwood, starts at 11 a.m. with registration, networking and displays. Lunch starts at 11:30 with the program beginning at noon.
Dwight Fryer, an author and motivational speaker, will be the guest.
Tickets are $15. Reservations are required by Feb. 24.
Call 252-2943 or 838-8127.
The awards luncheon is sponsored by the Holly Springs and Byhalia chambers of commerce and the Marshall County IDA.
African American Fest slated for Friday and Saturday
The Friends of Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum Cultural Center of African American History presents the African American Fest Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building.
The theme, in observance of Black History Month, is “African American Contributions to Holly Springs 1830-1900.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 662-252-3232.
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