Ida B. Wells Banquet July 10 at Hudsonville
Tickets are on sale for the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Commemorative Banquet.
It will be held at the Hudsonville C.M.E. Church Family Life Center on Saturday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Tiana L. Ferrell, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells.
Tickets are $25 each.
For more information on the banquet or the museum in Holly Springs, contact Rev. Leona Harris at 662-252-3232.
County school board plans July 6 meeting
The Marshall County Board of Education will conduct its next meeting on Tuesday, July 6.
It will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the board room of the supervisors, 103B Market Street, Holly Springs.
Kudzu Festival slated mid-July at fairgrounds
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and Marshall County Fairgrounds will present the Kudzu Festival July 14-17.
The fun-filled festival is designed with families in mind. Activities include a daily carnival, barrel racing, pet show, entertainment, pie/cake contest and a firefighters demonstration.
City school board meets July 6 in library
The July meeting of the board of trustees of the Holly Springs School District has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 6.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the high school library, 165 North Walthall Street.
Nine-year-old dies in drowning accident
Nine-year-old Michael Anthony Nunnally Jr. of Holly Springs drowned Thursday afternoon while attempting to save the life of his 6-year-old cousin, according to coroner James Richard Anderson.
The accident occurred around 5 p.m. June 24 while four children and two adults were fishing under a bridge on Beale Road at Pigeon Roost Creek, he said.
One of the adults went into the water and saved the 6-year-old but Nunnally slipped away in currents. His body was found near where he went in – in 10 to 12 feet of water – by divers with the Holly Springs Fire Department around 6:45 p.m., Anderson said.
“He was a victim, but he was also a hero in trying to save his cousin and in that act he lost his own life,” said Maj. David Cook, sheriff’s deputy who worked the tragedy.
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