November 25, 2010
Christmas parades just around corner in county
Christmas parades are on the schedule for Potts Camp, Byhalia and Holly Springs.
The Town of Byhalia will sponsor its first annual Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Town of Byhalia, 662-838-2135.
The Holly Springs Christmas Parade, sponsored by the chamber of commerce, will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.
To enter, call the chamber, 252-2515, or coordinator Greg Campbell, 544-6600. No four-wheelers or all-terrain vehicles will be allowed due to safety issues.
The Town of Potts Camp will host its parade on Saturday, Dec. 11, starting at 12 noon.
For more information, call the Potts Camp Town Hall, 662-333-7285.
Candidate list growing for commissioner job
Ray Minor has announced he will seek the Northern District transportation commissioner position held by his late brother, Bill.
Ray Minor, of Marshall County, who was a business partner with his brother, is one of several who have announced they will run for the commissioner slot. He has never run for elected office.
Bill Minor died of a heart attack November 1.
Other announced candidates include House Transportation Chair Warner McBride of Panola County; Dennis Grisham, a long-time supervisor in Tippah County; Joey Hood of Itawamba County, a long-time Department of Transportation employee; and John Caldwell, transportation director of DeSoto County Schools.
The special election will be held on January 11, 2011. The deadline to submit qualifying papers to the Secretary of State’s office is Friday, December 10, at 5 p.m.
Suspect arrested in drug store robbery
A Potts Camp resident was arrested in New Albany Friday after attempting to hold up a drug store, according to chief Robert Pearson with the Holly Springs Police Department.
The woman is also being charged with the November 6 armed robbery of Robinson’s Drug Store in downtown Holly Springs.
Pearson said his office was called by an investigator with the New Albany Police Department after an interview there with Angel Marie Johnson, 36, of Macedonia Road, Potts Camp.
Johnson is being held in New Albany, according to Chief Pearson.
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