Thursday, August 15, 2013
Byhalia luncheon slated for Thursday
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce announces its quarterly membership luncheon Thursday, Aug. 15.
The host is Northcentral Electric Power Association, and it will be held at The Flame, Byhalia United Methodist Church, 2511 Church Street. Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and his crew will serve fish for lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at 12 noon.
Guest speaker is Sharon Younger of Younger and Associates. Her topic will be regional economic development and the impact of Interstate 269.
Cost for the luncheon is $5 for members with reservations – and $10 for all others. For more information, call (662) 838-8127.
Sounds of Summer Aug. 24 in Byhalia
The Sounds of Summer Music and Arts Fest will be held at the Byhalia Walking Track on College Street Saturday, August 24, from 5-10 p.m. (no rain date).
The kids’ parade will open the festival at 5 p.m.
Live music will be by The X-Citers, Gunnar Sansom with The Revolvers, The Funky Rhythm Blues Band, and Ju-Ju and The City Boys, plus performances by the Byhalia Arts Council Talent Show winners. The famous Cornhole Tournament returns, $10 for two-man team for early sign-up.
A new addition is the wellness area with the Red Cross Blood Drive, Byhalia Family Clinic, Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition, Health 1st Clinic and more.
Various concessions will be available. Artists and craftsmen will have booths. Kirkwood National will provide a putting contest to win a Kirkwood play and stay package.
The evening will be capped off with the Ceremony of Sky Lanterns.
Admission is $5 per person with a cooler fee of $10/$20. Children under 12 are admitted free. A Kids’ Zone wristband is $5 (2-12 ages).
To volunteer, for vendor information, and more, call 662-838-8127 or email email@example.com.
Byhalia police officers respond to 31 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 31 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 5; miscellaneous, 10; escorts, 4; juveniles, 1; disturbances, 2; assists, 1; fires, 1; damaged property, 1; medical, 4; harassment, 1; and trespassing, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made six arrests last week.
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