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, ~ ,li: ~ 'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER- Established 1824 G Volume 193 USPS 462-260 50 per copy Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Thursday, January 25, 2018 Number 39 t, Bicentennial Film Showing Set Thursday ized For Third For Failure To File At the Monday, January day, January 18. The motion not authorized by the county. 22, meeting of the Wilkinson to approve the closure was %Ve have canceled the plan County Board of Supervi- made by Supervisor Jennand are looking for another sors, the group was informed Nettles and* seconded by service provider," said .Lewis. that for the third year in a Supervisor~ Richard Hollins Reported that he had a row the county was again and passed by a 5-0 vote. company who can replace penalized for failure to sub- Clerk Tolliver announced two pumps and some pip- mit employeeW-2 forms in a that he needed board per- ing to get the heat system timely manner, mission to apply for a grant in the Willdnson County County Administrator. from the M~s~issippi Emer- Courthouse back up and Bruce Lewis reported that '~gency Management Agency running. "I need the board the county had received a for the operation of the to authorize me to pay up to letter from the Department Wilkinson County Emer- $6,500 for parts and labor to of Revenue reporting that gency Management. Of- re~~ system," the county v~as being penal- rice. Tolliver said the entire said Lewis. On motion by ized a total of $10,400 plus 50/50 matching grant is for McNabb and second by Hol- interest for failing to file the .$36,0~o~which the county lins, the board approved the W-2 employee forms on time will have to pay $18,000 of matter by a 5-0 vo~, . for 2015. ' this amount. The motion toAnnounced tl:iat he and The notice was dated De- approve the grant applica- county employee Marlin cember 17, 2017, and stated tion was made by Hollins Reid met witt~i ei~cials from that the county must pay the and seconded by Supervisor Solid Soluti~s,' LLC, of Co- penalty by january 8, 2018, Bubba McN,~l~b and passed luml~ia, about a plan to re- or interest will be added to by un~x~im0~'i~0te, place fo~ :closec~ bridges in the penalty. Administrator Lewis pre- WilkinSo{~:::~:0iJn'ty With new' "We didn't et the letter sented the bSard with the steel brandies a~d : ~upp'ort: : g . in our hands until late }ast! ,:following items: pilings:' The bridges slated . week," said Administrat0t Announced that County for replacement in this Lewis. "The deadline of Jan- Comptroller Frances Ryan county are the Fort Adams- uary 8, had iSast, so we will tendered her letter of res- Pond Road, C01d Springs have to pay interest also." ignation from the county. Read, Beaver Creek Road On Lewis' recommenda- Lewis said, "I placed adver- and Millbrook Road. The tion, a motion was made tisements in The Woodville estimated cost to make the by Nettles and second by Republican and the McComb bridges, insta}i the metal McNabb to pay the pen- Enterprise Journal advertis- structures and drive pilings alty of $10,400. The motion ing the position opening, is $525,000. The county will passed by a 5:0.vote~ Since we don't have an ac- haw: ;~rnish labor and fill '%Ve will get this paid to- count with the McComb mate~i . o;ravel m~d rip rap day, and the feds will let paper, I need the board to at each location. us know what interest we authorize the payment of Assistant County Engi- owe for late n " payme t, said $169.80 to the McComb pa- neer Hayden Kaiser stated, Lewis. "This penalty was not per for running the position "These bridges will not meet figured into our budget, so I opening ad for two days in State Aid standards and will will have to find out where the daily paper. The motion be considered as temporary we can get the money from was made and seconded and structures. They might meet to pay this today." passed unanimously to add weight limit requirements, He continued, "Our em- this amount to the claims but the structures them- ployees and the state were docket for this month, selves will not be approved." sent their copies of the W-2 Announced that rep- Adininistrator Lewis an- form, but the feds were not resentatives of Wicker Re- nounced that one of the sent out on time." pair Service, LLC, came to three bridges on the Lover's Former employee Katrina Wilkinson County on De-Lane Road was removed and Hunter was the county's cember 17, 2017, to work replaced with a 10-foot cul- bookkeeper .for the three on the county's track hoe. vert. "The road is back open years that ~ county has Their invoice is for $1,]94 fornubli~ use he said But had to pa~,~enalty ~b~fait, . and I need the ~boa~:tml~ ~ ~a~o mo~~-, ure to timely file employee an order to put this bill on on this road that must be W-2 forms with the federal the claims docket for this closed to all traffic." -" aid government, month, s Lewis. On too-Kaiser stated, "Instead of Chancery Clerk Thomas tion by Nettles and second spending the $525,000 on C. Tolliver, Jr announced by Hollins, the board voted the temporary structures, I that the board needed to pass to pay the invoice by a vote have the name of a company an order approving the clos- of 5-0. in Louisiana that will put in ing of the Wilkinson County Reported to the boardnew concrete bridges.for less Courthouse due to the win- that the company provid- than what you will be spend- ter storm and snow which ing the credit card service ing on these temporary steel hit this county. The closure to the county is assessing bridges." was from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, the county fees that are not January 16, through Thurs- allowed by the contract and (Continued on Page 6) Third Snow Event This Winter WILKINSON COUNTY BICENTENNIAL FILM were kayaking in one of the many Wilkinson SHOWING -- Here are a few shots of the Bi- County swamps. The bottom photo shows M&M centennial Filmmakers, Tim Allison and Brian Hot Tamales owner Jessie Marcelle with some of Utley from MSU Extension Office of Agricultural her delicious, handmade delicacies. The public Communications, shooting film footage for the is invited to attend the premier showing of the promotional film of Woodville and Wilkinson Bicentennial Film geared toward promoting the County. Funding for the project was made avail- wonders and beauty of Woodville and Wilkinson able by a Mississippi Humanities Council grant County. The airing show will be held on Thurs- with matching funds provided by the Main Street day, February 1, at 6:00 p.m. at the Wilkinson Association. The top photo shows Tim Allison County Park Pavilion on U.S. Hwy. 61 north of filming local wooden bowl carver Dunbar Mc- Woodville. The film and all its out takes will be Curley. The middle photo shows Tim Allison shown for the first time at this event, and refresh- filming Adriene and Savannah Ashley while they merits will be served. -- Submitted Photos ,remission nces The spring session of the Mississippi Forestry Commission's Prescribed Burning Short Course will be held Tuesday through Thursday, March 6-8, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 133 Plaza Drive in Hattiesburg. The Pre- scribed Burning .Short Course is open to the pub- lic and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certi- fied Prescribed Burn Man- ager in Mississippi. The times will be as fol- lows: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on March 6, and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on March 7 and 8. Space for the workshop is limited, and registration is REQUIRED. Visit l /PBSSpring2018 to fill out the registration form. Upon completion of the Prescribed Burning Short Course participants will rning qualify to take the Missis- sippi Certified Prescribed Burn Manager exam on the last day of the course. Reg- istered Foresters will earn CFE credit. In the hands of a Certified Burn Manager, prescribed burning is a safe way to apply a natural pro- cess to manage forestland. Prescribed burning is one of the most efficient and cost- effective tools available to foresters and landowners in the Southeast for un- derstory management, fuel reduction; site preparation, wildfire risk reduction and wildlife habitat im- provement. For additional infor- mation about the work- shop, please visit bit.ly/PBSSpring2018 or contact: Allen Stroud, MFC Safety & Training Coordinator, 769-798- 2597, or astroud@mfc. state.ms.us. Mississippi has 19.8 mil- lion forested acres, and 77 percent of that acreage is privately owned. The State of Mississippi benefits from forestry. Mississippi's for- estry and forest products industries have a $12.79 billion economic impact and employ almost 70,000 peo- ple. Forestry consistently ranks as the state's second most valuable agricultural commodity, right behind the poultry industry. THIRD SNOW OF THIS WINTER -- For the third morning, January 17, 2018, and prove that the time during the winter of 2017-2018, snow has Woodville area received just enough snow to fallen in Wilkinson County. The first storm came cover the ground, and was estimated at 1-2 on December 7-8, 2017, when the area received a inches. The top photo is a serene view taken in total of 4-6 inches of powdery snow. The second the old section of Evergreen Cemetery, and the snow, about two weeks ago, lasted only about lower photo was taken shortly after these six an hour and did not result in any accumulation, horses were given feed poured onto the snow. -- These two photos were taken on Wednesday Woodville Republican Photos by Andy J. Lewis