Thursday, February 7, 2013
Sheriff’s department investigating death
A man’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area on Woodview Road near Byhalia, according to Kelly McMillen with the sheriff’s department.
Authorities will conduct a death investigation with more details to be released later, he said. The body of a while male, approximately 59 years old, was found by a homeowner in the area and reported about 3:30 p.m., McMillen said.
Sheriff’s department personnel were still on the scene at press-time Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
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, Bruce Reed has signed up to run for mayor and Betty Yates has qualified to seek the alderman Ward 1 position.
In Byhalia, no additional candidates have qualified since last week.
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.
Arbor Day ceremony Friday in Byhalia
The Byhalia Garden Club invites everyone to an Arbor Day tree planting at the Byhalia Sports Association fields on Edwards Road, Byhalia, Friday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m. A reception will be held at the Byhalia United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following.
Byhalia Chamber plans Mardi Gras Party
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce’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,” and more. Cost is $20 per person with reservations. Contact the Chamber at 662-838-8127.
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