Thursday, January 5, 2012
Special election set for Tuesday in Potts Camp
The Town of Potts Camp will hold a special election for alderman next Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Candidates are Deborah Clayton, Jimmie Collins, Dorothy Lesure and Johnny Westmoreland.
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.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day, January 10.
If necessary, a runoff will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Firemen, officers meet on court this Saturday
The Holly Springs Fire Department employees have challenged the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Holly Springs Police Department to a basketball game.
Proceeds will go to a charity in Marshall County.
The “Red Lights vs. Blue Lights” game (also being billed as the “Guns and Hoses” game) is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building in the city. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $3 each with children 10 and under admitted free. For more information, call Tracy Jeffries at 544-0500 or Bo Jones at 291-2125.
Byhalia police officers respond to 29 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 29 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 2; miscellaneous, 9; escorts, 4; juvenile-related calls, 1; thefts, 1; disturbances, 2; animal-related calls, 1; assists, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 2; and medical, 2.
Byhalia police officers made three arrests during the past week.
Legislative session kicks off in Jackson
Gov.-elect Phil Bryant called the Senate to order Tuesday of this week, marking the beginning of the 2012 legislative session.
The Senate’s 52 members took the oath of office, including 15 new senators.
“With our leaders working together, we can achieve great things for Mississippi,” said Bryant, who has been at the helm of the Senate as lieutenant governor for four years.
Tuesday and Wednesday (of this week) are Bryant’s final days as the Senate’s leader before he becomes governor on January 10.
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