January 22, 2009
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.
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.
Leadership Marshall retreat this week at Kirkwood
A new Leadership Marshall class will form this week. The overnight retreat is January 22-23 at Kirkwood In Holly Springs
The retreat begins at 8 a.m. Thursday and ends at 5 p.m. Friday.
The retreat will include a tour of Marshall County and leadership training in areas such as time management, managing groups for results and finding leaders within.
Classes will then be held once a month through May.
Graduation for the Class of 2009 is set for June 18 at Annie’s Restaurant.
The program is sponsored by the Byhalia and Holly Springs chambers of commerce and the Marshall County Extension office.
The ultimate goal of Leadership Marshall is to provide Marshall County with lifelong leaders with the skills and commitment to lead the county into the future.
For more information, contact Sawyer at 662-838-8127, Amy Heaton at 662-252-2943, or Janet Jolley at 662-252-3541.
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