Thursday, December 22, 2011
Swearing-in ceremony scheduled January 3
All elected officials in Marshall County and all department deputies will be sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. at the courthouse.
Judge James D. “Jimmy” Maxwell of Oxford – District 1, Position 1, Court of Appeals – has agreed to conduct the ceremony.
Everyone is invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Maxwell was appointed to the court of appeals by Gov. Haley Barbour and took his position on the appellate court March 1, 2009. He has served as assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi in Oxford as a federal prosecutor prior to accepting duties on the Court of Appeals.
Early deadlines set for Dec. 29, Jan. 5 papers
The South Reporter announces early deadlines for its editions of December 29, 2011, and January 5, 2012.
The newspaper office will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday, and Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year’s holiday.
Deadline day will be the Friday before both of those editions – noon for classified advertising and 5 p.m. for all other advertising (including legal notices) and news and photos.
Deadline for the December 29 edition is this Friday, Dec. 23. Deadline for the January 5 edition is Friday, Dec. 30.
Special election set for Jan. 10 in Potts Camp
The Town of Potts Camp will hold a special election for alderman on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.
The winner will fill a seat formerly held by Mary Houston, who was elected mayor in a November special election after the death of mayor Ricky Lesure in October.
Qualifying deadline is December 31 at 5 p.m. at town hall. Necessary forms may be obtained at town hall between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day, January 10.
Byhalia police officers respond to 39 callsa
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 39 calls this past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 6; escorts, 11; thefts, 2; animal-related calls, 2; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 2; burglaries, 1; and medical calls, 8.
Byhalia police also made three arrests last week.
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