Thursday, October 3, 2013
Qualifying deadline Monday for state rep
The deadline for candidates to qualify to run for the vacant District 5 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives is Monday, October 7.
The position became open when Kelvin Buck was sworn in as mayor of Holly Springs on July 1.
The special election for District 5 state representative is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, then a runoff election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
District 5 includes most of Marshall County and a portion of northwestern Benton County.
New Hope Day set for October 13 at village
New Hope Village emergency shelter will host its first annual New Hope Day on Sunday, Oct. 13.
All area churches have been asked to collect a special love offering and visitors are welcome to tour the facility during open house from 2-4 p.m. New Hope Village is located at 488 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Holly Springs.
For more information, please call (662) 252-4688.
Lady Patriots finish third in state tourney
The Marshall Academy softball team was eliminated from the Class A Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Monday – taking third place in the state.
The Lady Patriots, playing at Center City Park in Pearl, fell 3-2 to Franklin Academy in the winners’ bracket semi-finals and then dropped a 6-0 decision to Heidelberg Academy in the finals of the losers’ bracket.
Those losses came after wins over Sylva Bay and Union Christian in the first two rounds at State and a North State championship last week. A young MA squad, with just one senior, finishes the season with a 32-9-1 record.
Fire Prevention Week set for October 6-12
This month is fire prevention month in Holly Springs. Firefighters will be going to elementary schools to teach the basics of fire safety, according to chief Kenny Holbrook. Oct. 6-12 is the official fire prevention week for the nation.
With fall arriving and time changing early next month, householders are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke detectors, Holbrook said. Other basics include having planned escape routes, two ways to escape a burning structure, and the stop, drop, and roll method of putting the fire out if someone’s clothes are on fire, he said.
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