Thursday, March 7, 2013
New candidates join races; deadline Friday
More candidates, since last week’s newspaper, have qualified to seek municipal positions in this year’s elections.
In Holly Springs, Kenneth Bernard McMullen has signed up to run for Ward 4 alderman, while Mae Gill has qualified to seek the alderman at-large position.
In Byhalia, Mary Ann Cooper has qualified to run for alderman.
In Potts Camp, qualifying to run for alderman were incumbents Jimmie Collins, Robert Swinford and Wanda Love, plus another candidate, Sabrina Porter.
The deadline for qualifying is this Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m.
Each candidate must be a qualified voter and resident of the city or ward for which he or she is seeking political office.
The primary elections (if needed) are Tuesday, May 7, with a runoff date of Tuesday, May 21. Municipal general elections are set for Tuesday, June 4. The new four-year term for city elected officials will begin Monday, July 1.
For more information on the municipal elections, call the respective city halls – Holly Springs, 252-4652; Byhalia, 838-2135; and Potts Camp, 333-7285.
City school board plans March 19 meeting
The March meeting of the Holly Springs School District Board of Trustees will be held Tuesday, March 19, at 6 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Holly Springs High School library, 165 North Walthall Street.
Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend
This weekend is the switch to Daylight Saving Time.
Don’t forget to wind your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
Time officially changes at 2 a.m. Sunday.
Daylight Saving Time runs from March 10 until November 3.
Byhalia police officers respond to 25 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 25 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 6; miscellaneous, 7; escorts, 3; thefts, 1; disturbances, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 1; fires, 1; and medical, 5.
Byhalia police officers also made two arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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