Thursday, September 19, 2013
Remembrance ride to pass through Sunday
On September 22, the 13th annual Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride from Tennessee to Oklahoma will be passing through Holly Springs at approximately 10:20 a.m.
There will be around 125 to 200 motorcycles on this leg of the Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride, coming down Highway 7 on the way to Okmulgee, Okla. The ride this Sunday will depart on Highway 4.
The ride is in remembrance of Native American tribes displaced due to the Indian Removal Act of the 1830s.
The goal is to educate the public on this monumental and dark historical event and to honor Native Americans. The ride also raises funds for scholarships for Native American students.
The public is invited to come out along the route to show support to the riders as they pass through Holly Springs.
The riders come from all over the United States and include Native American riders who represent several tribal nations.
For additional information regarding the ride, log on to www.trailoftears-remembrance.org or call Jim Dunn toll free at 1-877-868-8747.
Qualifying deadline set for October 7
The deadline for candidates to qualify to run for the vacant District 5 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives is Monday, October 7.
The position became open when Kelvin Buck was sworn in as mayor of Holly Springs on July 1.
The special election for District 5 state representative is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, then a runoff election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
District 5 includes most of Marshall County and a portion of northwestern Benton County.
Byhalia police officers respond to 20 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 20 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – miscellaneous, 2; escorts, 4; juveniles, 1; thefts, 1; disturbances, 1; animals, 2; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 1; damaged property, 1; medical, 2; and recovered stolen vehicle, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made four arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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