October 16, 2008
Annual Kudzu Festival set for Oct. 22-25 downtown
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Kudzu Festival in downtown Holly Springs next week, October 22-25.
It will include a carnival, crafts, barbecue, 5K run, entertainment and more.
PBJ Happee Day Shows will provide rides, carnival games with prizes and everyone’s favorite carnival foods.
Local crafts people are invited and encouraged to show off their talents, along with arts and crafts vendors from several other states. For those who enjoy cooking, there will be a Kansas City Barbecue sanctioned competition. Athletes can participate in the 5K run on Saturday morning, sponsored by American Pacific/Design the Space. The festival will feature a variety of entertainment.
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and the VFW are raffling a motor scooter with proceeds helping to bring the Veterans Memorial Wall to Holly Springs in November.
Tickets, $20 each, are available from chamber board members or any VFW member. Only 500 will be sold. The lucky winner will be drawn at 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Kudzu Festival.
For more information, call 662-252-2943.
Community meeting Friday about M.I. College property
There will be a community meeting Friday, Oct. 17, at Rust College concerning the possible use of the M.I. College property.
Rust College invites community leaders, elected officials, M.I. College alumni, Rust College alumni and the community to an informative session at 12 noon October 17 in the David L. Beckley Conference Center.
For more information, call Ray V. Autry at 662-252-8000, ext. 4918.
Town of Byhalia sets curfew for Halloween night
The Town of Byhalia announces a Halloween curfew for Friday, Oct. 31
The curfew, according to town officials, is set for 10 p.m. They urge everyone to have a fun but safe Halloween.
Byhalia police respond to accidents, thefts, fire, more
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 29 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – five alarm calls, two motor vehicle accidents, one theft, one escort, one juvenile-related call, eight assists, one medical assistance, one fire and nine miscellaneous calls.
Byhalia police also made seven arrests on the following charges – uttering forgery; possession of paraphernalia; bond revoked by judge; warrant, Byhalia Police Department, contempt of court; driving while license suspended; burglary; petite larceny.
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