Thursday, May 29, 2014
Primaries next Tuesday for U.S. Senate, House
Absentee voting ends this Saturday at noon for next Tuesday’s 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 31, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
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. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. next Tuesday, June 3. For more information, call 252-3434.
Byhalia Festival set for June 19-21
The Byhalia Festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Lions Club, is set for three days – June 19-21.
It will be located at Highway 309 and Highway 78 in Byhalia. Gates open at 5 p.m. daily and close at midnight. Military personnel are admitted free. Parking is free.
Thursday is wristband night which allows a person to ride as many rides as many times as he wishes from opening to closing hour. Admission to the festival is $5 but children ages 11 and under get in free all three nights.
The carnival starts at 5 p.m. Thursday and the Byhalia Arts Council Talent and Art Show runs from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday is the J-Bar-B Championship Rodeo from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission Friday night is $10 for those 12 years of age and older and includes admittance to the rodeo. Musical entertainment is by the Backstreet Crawlers, starting at 9 p.m. and playing until midnight. Carnival rides are not included in the price of admission.
Saturday night admission for those 12 and over is $10. The J-Bar-B Rodeo is from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., followed by Nick Garrison Band from 9 p.m. until midnight. Saturday night is wristband night for the carnival and rides are not included in the price of admission.
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