Thursday, May 15, 2014
Annual health fair set for Thursday
The 14th annual Eddie L. Smith Health Fair will be held 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.
Summer reading starts in early June
The Marshall County Library System will start summer reading for children in June.
The schedule is as follows: Holly Springs - Tuesdays June 10, 17, 24, and July 8, 15, and 22: Byhalia - Wednesdays June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, and 23; Potts Camp - Thursdays June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17 and 24.
All programs start at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
“Come and enjoy story time and crafts,” said library director Amanda McDonald. “We will be learning about science, doing experiments and reading.”
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 on the primaries, call the Marshall County circuit clerk’s office, 252-3434.
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