January 15, 2009
Candidate qualifying open for municipal elections
Qualifying is open for those who want to seek mayor and board of aldermen positions in Holly Springs, Byhalia and Potts Camp. The deadline for signing up to run is Friday, March 6, at 5 p.m.
Each candidate must be a qualified voter and resident of the city or ward for which he or she is seeking office.
The primary elections will be held Tuesday, May 5, with a runoff date of Tuesday, May 19. Municipal general elections are slated for Tuesday, June 2.
The new four-year term for city elected officials will begin Monday, July 6.
City of Holly Springs voters will choose a mayor, an alderman at-large, and aldermen for Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Voters in the towns of Byhalia and Potts Camp will pick a mayor and five aldermen at-large.
For more information on the municipal elections, call the respective city halls – Holly Springs, 252-4652; Byhalia, 838-4512; and Potts Camp, 333-7285.
Offices closing Monday for Martin Luther King’s birthday
Area schools and government offices, plus some businesses, will be closed next Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Students will be dismissed from Holly Springs School District, Holy Family, Marshall County School District and Marshall Academy. Also, county offices will be closed, along with city offices in Holly Springs, Byhalia and Potts Camp.
County Fair Association sets membership meeting Jan. 26
The Marshall County Fair Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Monday, Jan. 26. The meeting will be held at the fairgrounds in the Cattle Building and will begin at 7 p.m.
All interested in the fairgrounds are encouraged to attend. Come out and meet your district representative.
All members are urged to attend. Many important decisions for the upcoming year are made at this meeting.
‘Living the Dream Banquet’ Saturday in Holly Springs
A “Living the Dream Banquet” will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs.
The event will feature the Heritage Apostolic Singers, Orlando Parham and Sherwyne Thomas. Guest speaker will be Tony Roberts, pastor of Heritage Apostolic Church in Holly Springs.
Admission is free.
There will be food, fellowship and praise together.
Everyone is urged to attend this banquet – “Living the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King.”
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