September 24, 2009
White Oak Festival set for Oct. 10 in Byhalia
The annual White Oak Fall Festival in Byhalia is just a few weeks away, set for Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. until.
The festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Sports Association, will be held at the ball fields on Lowery Road, just off Highway 178.
Entertainment will include local favorites and, by popular demand, a talent show. Several contests are scheduled, including a crowd favorite hula-hoop contest. Concessions will include barbecue, turkey legs, burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and much more.
Spaces for concessions have been filled, but we still have spaces available for all others ($25) that can be obtained by calling the above numbers or stopping by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce Monday through Thursday.
Sponsors are Northcentral, Citizens Bank, Merchants and Farmers Bank, Farm Bureau, CenturyTel, and Health 1st Family Medical Clinic.
For more information, call Janice Wagg at 901-246-8843.
Senate approves funds for U.S. Highway 78
The Senate has approved an appropriations bill containing $1,000,000 requested by Sen. Roger Wicker for upgrades to U.S. Highway 78 to bring it to interstate standards.
The funding was contained in the FY 2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill, which passed Thursday by a vote of 73-25.
“Senate approval of this bill brings the U.S. Highway 78 project one step closer to receiving an additional $1 million,” Sen. Wicker said. “Once completed, I-22 will increase Mississippi’s interstate highway system by 118 miles, increasing safety for travelers and providing better infrastructure for economic development initiatives in northern Mississippi.”
Wicker said before the bill can be signed into law, the measure must now be reconciled with the House-passed version of the bill.
Byhalia police officers respond to 25 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 25 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; motor vehicle accidents, 1; disturbances, 1; thefts, 1; escorts, 4; assists, 1; medical assistance, 6; miscellaneous calls, 7.
Byhalia police officers also made five arrests during the past week.
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