Thursday, December 1, 2011
Holiday activities start Friday in Byhalia
Byhalia is getting ready to celebrate the season.
Christmas activities start Friday, Dec. 2, in Byhalia with the “Light Up the Town” Christmas display and visit with Santa at 6:30 p.m. in Brunswick Park downtown.
The “Byhalia Believes” Christmas Parade is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Contact Angie Clayton at town hall, 662-838-2135 for more information.
The Town of Byhalia Holiday Lighting Contest (residential and businesses) is Thursday, Dec. 15. It is sponsored by the Byhalia Garden Club and Byhalia Beautiful.
Beck guest speaker Tuesday at library
The Friends of the Marshall County Library will be hosting a program by Dr. Brandon H. Beck on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at noon.
Beck lives in Columbus and is a retired professor emeritus of Civil War History, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va., and current director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at that university.
He is author of nine books on Civil War history, including – “Defending the Mississippi Prairie,” “Nathan Bedford Forrest” and “The Battle of Okolona,” and the current book, “Holly Springs,” “Earl Van Dorn,” “The CSS Arkansas” and “The Raid That Saved Vicksburg.” The book “Holly Springs” covers the defense of Vicksburg in 1862, when Gen. Earl Van Dorn turned back two full-scale offensives.
Dr. Beck’s program will feature Van Dorn as well as the Arkansas and the Holly Springs raids. The program will be held in the meeting room of the Marshall County Public Library. Refreshments will be provided.
Kinkle picked for annual all-star classic
Five members of the Northwest Ranger football team have been selected to represent the north division in the 38th Annual MACJC All-Star Classic that will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Booneville at Tiger Stadium.
The north squad will be coached by Northwest and the south squad will be headed by Pearl River.
Representing Northwest are sophomores La’Darrick Anderson, DB (Oxford), Deantae Smith, WR (Oxford), Darryl Kinkle, WR (Holly Springs), Bakari Trotter, S (Memphis, Tenn.) and Dex Herrington, CB (Senatobia).
The MACJC All-Star Classic has been a springboard from community college to the next level of football.
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