Thursday, July 3, 2014
Fireworks and blues Thursday downtown
A big fireworks show is set for Thursday during the kickoff of the Bikers ’N Blues Night in downtown Holly Springs. Contract Fabricators and the city are sponsoring the fireworks.
The Holly Springs Main Street Chamber’s promotions committee organized the Bikers ’N Blues, which this year enters its fourth season. Bikers Night will continue each Thursday night through the summer and ends the last Thursday night in September.
The sound stage will be set up July 3 on the east side of the square for this night only, then move back to N. Center Street for the remainder of the season.
The street opens at 6 p.m. with D.J. music. Bands are set to play at 7 p.m. The 30-minute fireworks show begins about 9 p.m.
Park Avenue, in the area of Spring Hollow Park, will be closed to traffic and pedestrians during the fireworks show.
Ida B. Wells festival scheduled July 11-13
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum will host is 18th annual Birthday Celebration/Arts and Crafts Family Festival from July 11-13. The theme for this celebration is “Preserving, Promoting and Protecting the Legacy of Ida B. Wells and African American History and Culture.”
On each day of this celebration, a member of the Wells family will speak.
The banquet celebration will serve as the primary fund-raiser for the museum; and area churches, organizations and businesses are asked to serve as co-sponsors for this event. They are also urged to purchase a one-page ad and a commemorative brick in support of the museum.
The banquet will be held at the Rust College dining hall. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, please call the museum at 662-252-3232, 662-551-0296, or email email@example.com.
Cochran advances to meet Childers Nov. 4
Chris McDaniel led six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in Marshall County but fell short statewide.
In the Republican runoff Tuesday, June 24, McDaniel received 1,938 votes in Marshall to Cochran’s 1,029.
Final, unofficial results statewide show Cochran winning the runoff by 191,508 votes, or 50.9 percent, to 184,815 votes, or 49.1 percent, for McDaniel.
Cochran will face Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Travis Childers on November 4.
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