August 6, 2009
Classes start this week for city, county students
School starts Thursday of this 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.
Byhalia Chamber sets luncheon August 13
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce’s next general membership luncheon is set for Thursday, Aug. 13.
It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Flame, Byhalia United Methodist Church, 2511 Church Street.
The luncheon will be hosted by Northeast Mississippi Health Care, Byhalia Family Medical Clinic.
Reservations are required by August 10 (no charge for members). Call 662-838-8127.
Hummingbird event slated for 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 on the big event, call Strawberry Plains, 662-252-1155.
One killed in crash on Highway 311
One person was killed and two injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday in Marshall County.
Sgt. Leslie White with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said Alexis A. Hampton, 23, of 152 Oak Cove, Ashland, died in the 1 a.m. crash on Highway 311, just south of Highway 72. She was driving a 1997 Infiniti.
Hampton was pronounced dead on the scene by coroner James Richard Anderson.
Kiara Patterson, 20, of 87 Chesley Lane, Michigan City, was a passenger in the Infiniti and suffered moderate injuries, White said.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 2003 Ford, was Gregory L. Taylor, 39, of 1782 Highway 7. He also suffered moderate injuries, according to White.
He said one vehicle was traveling southbound and the other northbound.
The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
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