February 24, 2011
Deadline next Tuesday for election qualifying
Three more local candidates have qualified to run in political races since the publishing of last week’s newspaper.
Joining the race for constable, South District, are Bill Rowland and Bobby Watson. Seeking the supervisor, District 2, position is Kebin Mitchell.
The deadline for qualifying for local elections is next Tuesday, March 1, while candidates for state legislature positions have until June 1 to qualify.
The primary election is Tuesday, August 2. The primary runoff election is Tuesday, Aug. 23. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Area job fair set for next Wednesday
The annual Marshall-Benton Area Job Fair is set for next Wednesday, March 2. It will be held at the W.A. McMillan Gym at Rust College. Doors open at 9 a.m. for job seekers and stay open until 2 p.m.
The goal is to have 40 employers on site for the occasion, said Joe Buckner with the Governor’s Job Fair Network of Mississippi.
Job seekers should come prepared to interview.
Tips for job seekers attending the job fair are:
• Come to the job fair dressed like you would for a job interview.
• Make arrangements for your children to stay with a sitter before the day of the job fair.
• Bring your resume, if you have one.
• Be at the fair when the doors open.
• Have a positive attitude.
• Be determined not to leave the fair without an interview and job offer.
For more information, contact Sarah Sawyer with the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, 662-838-8127, or Rebecca Bourgeois with the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, 662-252-2943.
County school board to meet next at Galena
The Marshall County School Board will meet for its Tuesday, March 8, board meeting at Galena School.
The school is located at 4202 Highway 4 West. The meeting starts at 5 p.m.
Byhalia officers go to assortment of calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 45 calls last week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 20; escorts, 2; juveniles, 1; disturbances, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 1; fires 4; medical, 12.
Police officers also made eight arrests last week.
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