Classes start Aug. 6 for city, county students
School starts in just a week for some area students.
The first day of classes in both the Holly Springs and Marshall County school districts is Thursday, Aug. 6.
Students attending Holy Family School return to classes Monday, Aug. 10.
Marshall Academy students go back to school Thursday, Aug. 13.
Sales tax holiday set for this weekend
Mississippi provides a two-day, sales tax-free shopping opportunity on clothing and shoes this weekend starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 31, and ending at 12 midnight Saturday, August 1.
The sales tax holiday is a temporary period when sales taxes are not collected or paid on purchases of specific products and/or services. Sales tax is not due on a single item if the item is eligible and costs less than $100.
Clothing and footwear are eligible items for the sales tax holiday while accessories including jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, backpacks, briefcases, and similar items do not qualify for the sales tax holiday.
To check on specific retail items which are eligible and non-eligible, visit the State Tax Commission’s website. A list of guidelines for shopping and which items or conditions apply is detailed at www.mstc.state.ms.us. Click on the guide to sales tax holiday.
Byhalia police officers respond to 51 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 51 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 7; motor vehicle accidents, 3; disturbances, 2; domestic calls, 1; thefts, 1; escorts, 1; juvenile-related calls, 1; assists, 5; medical assistance, 4; fires, 3; and miscellaneous calls, 23.
Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week.
Hummingbird event scheduled Sept. 11-13
Start making plans to attend the 10th annual Hummingbird Migration Celebration.
It will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13, at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Holly Springs.
For more information, call 662-252-1155.
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