Thursday, May 8, 2014
Annual health fair scheduled May 15
The 14th annual Eddie L. Smith Health Fair will be held on Thursday, May 15, in Holly Springs.
“On the Move for a Healthy Community” is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building, 235 North Memphis Street, Holly Springs.
There will be free health screenings, plus food, fun and door prizes.
Byhalia Festival slated for June 19-21
The annual Byhalia Festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Lions Club, is set for June 19-21 at the intersection of Highways 309 and 78.
The festival will include a carnival, music, rodeo, food and much more.
Primaries June 3; absentee voting open
Absentee voting is now available for the Tuesday, June 3, primaries.
The Marshall County circuit clerk’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will also have extended hours for absentee voting – Saturday, May 24, and Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Saturday, May 31, at noon is the deadline for voting absentee in person. Mailed absentee ballots must be returned to the office by Monday, June 2, at 5 p.m.
On the Democratic ballot June 3 are races for United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives (1st Congressional District).
Democrats running for U.S. Senate are Travis W. Childers, William Bond Compton Jr., Bill Marcy and Jonathan Rawl.
Democrats seeking the House position are Ron E. Dickey and Rex N. Weathers.
Senate candidates on the Republican primary ticket are Thomas L. Carey, Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel.
Alan Nunnelee is the only Republican candidate for the House position.
Voter identification will be required for the first time during this primary.
For more information, call the clerk’s office, 252-3434.
Byhalia police officers respond to 39 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 39 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 8; escorts, 5; thefts, 2; disturbances, 2; animals, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 1; fires, 2; medical, 11; and alarm calls, 7.
Byhalia police officers also made six arrests last week.
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