Thursday, February 21, 2013
Qualifying continues for municipal elections
More candidates, since last week’s newspaper, have qualified to seek municipal positions in this year’s elections and one withdrew.
In Holly Springs, both Jannie Lane Luellen and Jivaro (Bo) Jones qualified to seek the Ward 3 alderman job. Incumbent Garrie Colhoun withdrew from the Ward 3 race last week.
In Byhalia, incumbent alderman Richard Minor has qualified.
In Potts Camp, incumbent alderman Dollean Porter has qualified.
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) are 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.
Annual UNCF Banquet slated for Thursday
The 23rd Annual Holly Springs/Marshall County UNCF Banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Shaw Cafeteria on the campus of Rust College. Delivering the keynote address will be Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr., pastor of The New Olivet Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn.
The Holly Springs-Marshall County UNCF committee is working hard to meet its $40,000 goal. Tickets for the banquet are $15. For more information, contact the Rust College Office of Alumni Development, 662-252-8000, ext. 4911.
County library offering computer classes
The Marshall County Library will be offering two different computer classes in March.
One class will be Computer Basics, where you will learn how to use a mouse, basic computer terminology, and how to open a program and navigate through that program.
The other class will be Internet Basics, where you will learn Internet terminology, how to navigate to a website, and how to evaluate information you find on the Internet.
Each is a one-time, two-hour class. Class dates are on March 5, 12, and 19.
Classes are free. Seating is limited, so register today. Call 662-252-3823.
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