Thursday, January 24, 2013
Qualifying continues for municipal elections
More candidates, since last week’s newspaper, have qualified to seek municipal positions in this year’s elections.
In Holly Springs, two incumbents have signed up to seek re-election – Harvey Payne Sr., alderman Ward 4, and Johnnie Bagley-Johnson, alderman at-large.
No additional candidates qualified in Byhalia, and no one has signed up to run for municipal races yet in Potts Camp.
The deadline for qualifying is Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m.
Each candidate must be a qualified voter and resident of the city or ward for which he or she is seeking office.
The primary elections (if needed) will be held Tuesday, May 7, with a runoff date of Tuesday, May 21.
Municipal general elections are set for Tuesday, June 4.
The new four-year term for city elected officials will begin Monday, July 1.
For more information on the municipal elections, call the respective city halls – Holly Springs, 252-4652; Byhalia, 838-2135; and Potts Camp, 333-7285.
Mardi Gras Party set; Job Fair February 26
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce announces a couple of upcoming events.
The Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras Party, to benefit Byhalia Beautiful and downtown projects, is Friday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Reach Adult Building, 73 Chase Street, Byhalia. There will be music, dancing, “Taste of the Chamber,” silent auction, raffles, king and queen contest and more. Cost is $20 per person with reservations. Contact the Chamber at 662-838-8127.
The Marshall/Benton Area Job Fair is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McMillan Gymnasium on the Rust College Campus in Holly Springs. Employers interested in a booth should contact the WIN Job Center, 662-252-7664. Those seeking employment should dress to impress and bring a resume.
Byhalia police officers respond to 35 calls
Byhalia police officers responded to 35 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 10; escorts, 7; disturbances, 1; assists, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 4; and medical, 8.
Byhalia officers made two arrests last week.
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