Area students return to school in next few weeks
It’s almost back-to-school time for area school children.
Students in the Marshall County School District and those attending Holy Family School will be the first to return to school – on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Other school starting dates are Thursday, Aug. 7, Holly Springs schools; Thursday, Aug. 14, Marshall Academy; Monday, Aug. 25, Friendship Christian Academy.
For more information, contact the individual schools in the county.
Mary Reid school hosting ‘Meet and Greet’ Monday
Mary Reid Elementary School in Potts Camp is having “Meet and Greet” night at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4.
Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet the faculty and see all the improvements made to the building. Every classroom now has central air conditioning and heating along with lower ceilings and brighter lighting.
Students may bring supplies that night to leave in their classroom.
“We are excited about the new school year and we look forward to seeing you August 4,” said Pat Kennedy, new principal at Mary Reid.
Annual hummingbird event Sept. 5-7 at Strawberry
Mark your calendars for the ninth annual Hummingbird Migration Celebration.
The event is set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 5-7 at the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, 285 Plains Road, Holly Springs. It’s located just off Highway 311. The September celebration features the spectacular fall migration of the ruby-throated hummingbird. Thousands of the tiny birds are drawn to the center’s forests, gardens and feeders.
There will be fun for all ages – wildlife demos and nature trade show, hummingbird banding and release, nature programs and guided walks.
For more on activities set for the hummingbird celebration, go to www.msaudubon.org or call 662-252-1155.
Marshall County IDA narrows search for director
A two-month search for an executive director for Marshall County Industrial Development Authority may be ending soon.
Interim executive director Del Stover said 13 people applied for the position and four people have been interviewed.
IDA meets August 7, when the search committee could bring a recommendation before the IDA board of directors, Stover said.
The position has been open since June 30 after Bill Renick resigned to assume a job with Three Rivers Planning and Development District on July 1.
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