Thursday, June 19, 2014
Senate runoff race slated for next Tuesday
A Republican runoff is set for next Tuesday, June 24, in the U.S. Senate race.
The two candidates are incumbent Thad Cochran, seeking his seventh term, and Chris McDaniel, a state senator from South Mississippi who narrowly led the primary ballot two weeks ago.
Lucy Carpenter, circuit clerk in Marshall County, said absentee voting is still available for the runoff election.
Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The circuit clerk’s office will also be open this Saturday, June 21, until 12 noon for absentee voting. The deadline to vote absentee is June 21 at 12 noon. Absentee ballots received through the mail must be returned to the clerk’s office by Monday, June 23, at 5 p.m.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24. Persons eligible to vote in this runoff are those who voted Republican in the June 3 primary or registered voters who did not vote at all on June 3.
Voter ID will be required.
The Cochran-McDaniel winner will face Democrat Travis Childers in the general election November 4.
Byhalia Festival Thursday-Saturday
The Byhalia Festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Lions Club, is this week, Thursday through Saturday, June 19-21. It will be held at Highway 309 and Highway 78. 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 is wristband night for the carnival and rides are not included in the price of admission.
Everyone is urged to come and enjoy the festival fun.
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