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Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, Februar4/26, 201 Election Comm. Resigns... The county has turned a sec- ond floor office of the Vrflldnson County Courthouse into a new- ly renovated small courtroom for use by county courts. The office was formerly occupied by the Wflldmn County Circuit Clerl Mr. Lewis said that Sixth District Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders has requested that the county purchase U.S. and Mis- sissippi flags with display poles, and a Mississippi state seal for the courtroom. '%Ve also need to have car- peting installed on the raised judge's area," Lewis said. "I have one quote for the carpet- ing and installation?' Purchase Clerk Consandra Christmas said a second quote was needed to be legal by pur- chasing laws. Administrator Lewis said he On motion by Nettles and a second by Bankston, the board voted 54) to approve the pro- posed offer. Mr. Lewis announced that the county has a problem with the justice court holding court in the Wilkinson County Courthouse at 5.'30 pJn. be- cause there is no security pres- ent, no individual assigned to unlock and lock the courthouse on court night and there is no justice court clerk present to collect fine money. Circuit Clerk Lynn Delaney stated, 'knother problem is that Justice Court Judge Ernie Smith is holding his court at the Woodville Municipal Build- ing. No one has nogfied those due in court to go across the street to the Woodville Munici- pal Budding. Wh is causing people to miss court dates?' had been working with Wood:,, Administrator Lewis replied, ville Mayor Gary IAquffia and Whe Justice Court Clerk needs other town officials on the pros- to\\;be present to collect fine pect of housing Town of Wood- mon, at all justice court ses- ville prisoners in the W'flkinson sions. County Jail. The town has been taking their prisoners to the Amite County Jail because the town and county could not come to an agreement over the matter. Administrator Lewis said, 'a past years our liability in- surance carrier stated that the Town of Woodlle would have to pay a deductible for any li- ability daim made by a town inmate housed in the county jail. The town would or could not agree to this deductible amount. I have worked with local insurance agent Jerry Fester who worked out a deal to have the deductible reduced to $5,000. I will approach the town with this offer and see if they can agree. Once we wor k this out and the amount of the daily housing fee to charge the town, then I can write an interlocal agreement to be ap- proved by the county and town. If they can agree, then we will allow Woodville inmates to be housed in the Vflkinson Coun- ty Jail? Purchase Clerk Christmas added, "Why don't the justice court judges hold court at their office on Hwy. 61 South like they used tot Board Pres. Bankston asked Administrator Lewis to speak with the county's two justice court judges about holding court at the Justice Court office. 'i will meet with them and see what they say and report back to the board" said Lewis. The county administrator announced that he had re- ceived a request from someone stating that they are the cap- tain of the Mississippi State Guard requesting three copies of the official county map. 'I had never heard of this group so I went online and looked at their website which states that the Mississippi State Guard is authorized by state statute as an armed mi- litia to supplement the Mis- sissippi National Guard" said Lewis. Alter a short on the administrator was approved to (Continued from Page 1) send the requested maps. Administrator Lewis re- ported that he had been talk- ing with Circuit Clerk Delaney about how much the county is paying attorneys appointed to represent indigent offenders appearing in Circuit Court. "The minimum amount be- ing paid is $1,000 per offender for lesser charges and much more for capital offenses," Lew- is stated. "It might be cheaper for the county to hire a county public defender or to see if we can set up a regional public defender group made up of sev- eral counties:' The administrator reported that a pump in the basement of the courthouse which operates with the buildings heating sys- tem, is leaking badly and must be replaced. "I have one quote for the pump and installation" Lewis reported. "The old pump is leaking and water is running across the concrete floor into a drain hole:' Administrator Lewis was asked to seek a separate quote on a new pump and installa- tion. Wilkinson County Hu- man Services Director Larita Brengettsy appeared before the board to request that the county consider authorizing needed repairs at the county- owned building on Hwy. 61 South. The director presented a list to CountyAdmims' tinter Lewis which included replacement] repairs to a number of faulty electrical outlets and the need for the removal of mold from several areas of the building. Circuit Clerk Delaney an- nounced that the First District Voting Prednct on Hw:. 33 South was in terrible condition. 'le county needs to consider another location for people to vote; said Delaney. She also said that Supervi- sor Richard Hollins had a lot of work to do on the Ft. Adams Volunteer Fire Department building to get it ready for the Tuesday, August 3, county pri- mary elections. "The board approved moving the Second District Ft. Adams voting precinct from its present location in Ft. Adams to the old Ft. Adams Volunteer Fire De- partment station on Hwy. 24 West. It is time to get it ready for our next county election," said Delaney The circuit clerk announced that Cresby Alderman Ray- mond Bradley had passed away and this would result in a t tec6fi iieedielect a replacement. This election will be held in March, 2015. Asst. County Engineer Wnn- berly informed the board that he needed board approval to program a bridge on the Perry- town Road in the Fhth District for replacement. Supervisor Nettles stated that this bridge was near the Church of Christ on the Perrytown Read. The motion to program the bridge was made by Nettles, and the second was made by Seal. The matter passed with a 4-0 vote. Supervisor Jackson was not in the beard room at the time of the vote. The beard went into execu- tive session to discuss person- nel matters. No formal action Was taken. The next regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held on Monday, March 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Vrflldnson County Courthouse. POSITION OPENING The Wilkinson County School District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following position: Automotive Service Excellence Certified Mechanic Applicants for the aforementioned position must hold a valid Mississippi Class B Commercial Drivers License with a "P" endorsement and have knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance of school buses and other district vehicles. Applications may be obtained from the Wilkinson County School District, Office of Superintendent, 488 Main Street, Woodville, MS 39669, or on the District website Wilkinson County School Board does not offer interim/emergency certificates. Wilkinson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, or disability, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 5 Upcoming MSU Extension Events The Mississippi State University Extension Ser- vice and Wilkinson Coun- ty Extension Office have planned several upcoming educational events that will be of interest to local resi- dents, forest landowners, and forestry professionals: Forestry Workshop: Timber Market and Timber Tax Updates/Firewise; Extreme Weather Events and Risk Management Options of Family Forests; Bats: Biol- ogy, Ecology, Diseases and Control Measures for Home and Business Owners. On Thursday, March 5, at 5:45 p.m., a forestry work- shop: Timber Market Up- date, Timber Tax Update, and Firewise will be held at Vine Brothers' Meats, 115 Hwy. 24, Centreville, MS 39631. Dr. James Hen- derson, MSU Department of Forest Resources Econo- mist, will conduct the work- shop. The program is funded by the Public Law 106-393 through the Wilkinson County Board of Supervi- sors and conducted by the Mississippi State Univer- sity Extension Service. Pre- registration is required by Tuesday, March 3. A catered meal will be provided for pre-registered participants. The Southwest Missis- sippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting and Ban- quet is scheduled for Friday, March 20, at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit. Regis- tration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the meal being served at 6:00 p.m. An- nual membership dues are $20.00 and can be paid at the event. If not attending the annual meeting, dues should be mailed to SW MS Forestry Association, P. O. Box 500, Liberty, MS 39645. On Monday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Southwest Missis- sippi Forestry Association (Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties), MS State Uni- versity Extension Service, and the Mississippi Sus- tainable Forestry Initia- tive are sponsoring a for- estry short course: Extreme BIG FIRST BUCK -- Katie Seal, 7, of St. Francisville, La., harvested this big 6-point buck which weighed 195 pound She shot her buck the last week of the 2014-15 deer season while hunting with her dad, Charles SeaL The spread of the deer's antlers was 16 inches. This was Katie's first deer. -- Submitted Photo Weather Events and Risk Management Options of Family Forests at the Pike County Extension Office, 1140 North Clark Avenue, Magnolia, MS 39652. Topics will include Timber Insur- ance; Seedling Survival and The growing bat popula- tion and damage in Wood- ville and Centreville has been an ongoing concern for residents and business owners for several years. On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Drought; Species Selection the J. R. Hamilton Exten- and Invasives; Manage or Regenerate a Forest Fol- lowing an Extreme Event; Salvage of Storm Damaged Timber; Thinning and Tim- ber Stand Improvement; Uneven-aged Management; IRS Timber Casualty Loss Provisions; and Climate Change Science. Instructors will be MSU Department of Forestry faculty Stephen Dicke, Jason Gordon, James Henderson, Glenn Hughes, John Kushia, Brady Self, Courtney Siegert and John Willis. Cost for the short course is $25 per person and pre-registration is required. Lunch will be provided. sion Building, 982 Second South Street in Woodville, employees with the Missis- sippi Department of Wild- life, Fisheries, and Parks and the USDA Wildlife Service will partner with MSU Extension Service in Wilkinson County to discuss BATS: Biology, Ecology, Dis- eases and Control Measures. The workshop is free to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information about these and other MSU Extension educational events, contact the Wilkin- son County Extension Of- fice at 601-888-3211. r',Unit-eld :::: : VlL, ountry Red, Estate Gibson Realty and.Land Co. SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI'S LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS timberland hunting land residential commercial recreational Slade Priest, REALTOR 601-888-0094 Melissa Field, REALTOR 601-467-7070 Scott Lindsey, REALTOR, ALC, Forester 601-248-3561 EYE SPECIALISTS OF LOUISIANA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL HOURS BEGINNING JANUARY 2015 FOR JAMES J. HOTH, MD Ophthalmologist TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE Including Cataracts, Glaucoma and Lasik Evaluations WHITAKER EYE CLINIC 625 MAIN STREET WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI Monday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For Appointments Call: 1-800-222-3908 or 601-888-6868 MEDIcARE/MEDICAID/PRIvATE INSURANCE WELCOMED