Thursday, June 14, 2012
Byhalia Festival set for Thurs., Fri. and Sat.
The Byhalia Festival will be held this week, June 14, 15, 16, at Highways 309 and 78 in Byhalia.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. and close at midnight with free nightly parking.
Thursday night children 11 and under get free admission; over 11, $8. The Bubba Feathers Band will bring entertainment.
Carnival rides are available each night at a separate cost. Thursday is Carnival Wristband Night.
Friday night children 4-11 will be admitted for $5; 11 and up, $10.
On Friday night Eddie L. Smith and Don McMinn Family will entertain from 9 p.m. until midnight. J-Bar-B Championship Rodeo will be held 7-9 p.m.
Saturday night children 4-11 will be admitted for $5; 11 and up, $15.
Saturday night includes live music with Eddie Harrison and The Short Kuts, 9-12 p.m. J-Bar-B Championship Rodeo will be featured again Saturday night, 7-9 p.m.
A three-day pass for $25 is available and may be purchased at Citizens Bank in Byhalia. Special features back by popular demand are the water ball, the mechanical bull and the rock-climbing wall.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Byhalia Lions Club. For any information please call 662-838-2480.
Sheriff continues to investigate false report
A Marshall County man was found in satisfactory condition after an intensive search Sunday. He had reportedly been shot and left in a ditch, sheriff Kenny Dickerson said.
Dickerson said a call was made to 911 from the victim’s phone about 1:15 p.m. Sunday. The caller reported a subject had been shot and fatally wounded and thrown in a ditch between Cayce Road and Moore Road. The caller said there would be more shootings.
Sheriff’s patrols launched an intensive manhunt, calling for backup from DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department and its helicopter, the U.S. Marshals service and the Highway Patrol.
After several hours of searching, the call came in that the victim was found in the Highway 309 South area at the intersection of Isaac Chapel Road and Hernando Road.
Medical personnel responded to the scene and the victim stated he had been apprehended at gunpoint, assaulted and thrown in the ditch.
The victim was taken in for questioning and later released. Dickerson said that some false information had been given early in the day. The case remains under investigation with other leads developing.
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