February 21, 2008
Local News Briefs
Special edition March 6 will include photos, features
The South Reporter will publish its annual profile edition on March 6. “A Slice of Life in Marshall County” will include 24 hours in photos, plus feature stories.
For more information or to advertise in this special edition, call 252-4261.
African-American Fest this week in Holly Springs
The African-American Fest in observance of Black History Month will be held at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building, 160-B South Memphis Street, on February 22 and 23.
The event is sponsored by Friends of Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center of African-American History.
Opening ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday. There will be singing and a presentation of flags, tour of art exhibits and interactive cultural exhibits. Guest speaker will be Dr. A.J. Stovall, a professor of Social Science and chair of public relations at Rust College.
At 11 a.m. Rev. Cornelia Booker will present a Kwanza workshop and at 12 noon is lunch.
In the afternoon there will be a quilt show and traditional African-American singing by Dr. Nellie Smith. Local choirs will present spiritual music.
Saturday, February 23, will begin with a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. Biographies of five prominent African-Americans will be presented. A lunch consisting of authentic foods can be sampled.
This is an all-day exhibit each day with arts and crafts, jewelry and other vendors. If you would like to reserve a space come by the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum, Rev. Leona Harris, 220 N. Randolph, Holly Springs or call 662-252-3232.
Also the museum offers educational field trips during Black History Month which include lectures, guided tours and hands-on activities.
Democratic caucus set for Saturday at county precincts
The Marshall County Democratic Party caucus is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at all 24 voting precincts.
A person must be a registered voter in Marshall County in order to participate in the caucuses which are open to the general public.
The purpose of the caucus is to select delegates to the Marshall County Democratic Party Convention, according to circuit clerk Lucy Carpenter.
In turn, 30 delegates will be elected to membership in the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Marshall County. The 30 members of the executive committee will select a party chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer who handle the primary elections for a four-year term of office, Carpenter said.
The executive committee is in charge of certifying the primary election results.
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