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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 8, 2018 Page 3 Southwest Electric Responds To Mississippi River Flooding / / The Mississippi River is rising and more rain is ex- pected. Southwest Electric must respond to the flood threat to protect its distri- bution lines, poles and me- ters, according to company officials in a March 1 press release. The National Electri- cal Safety Code has estab- lished the guidelines for the safe distribution of electric- ity. "Most of our distribu- tion lines are three-phase or single-phase lines, that is three lines or one line at the top of the pole, that are called primary lines. The neutral line is found four feet below the primary lines and helps keep the electric- ity balanced," explained Kevin Cotten, Manager of Operations. All of the power lines are energized and, for the safety of our members and the public, the electric ser- vice must be turned off if the water rises and gets too close to the lines. "Our #1 priority at South- west Electric is to provide rThad Intent To Reti U.S. Senator Thad Co- chran (R-Miss.), chair- man of the Senate Com- mittee on Appropriations, on Monday, March 8, an- nounced his intention to resign from the U.S. Sen- ate effective April 1, 2018. "I regret my health has become an ongoing chal- lenge. I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the peo- ple of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of the 2018 ap- propriations cycle, after which I will formally re- tire from the U.S. Senate. "It has been a great honor to serve the people of Mississippi and our country. I've done my best to make decisions in the best interests of our nation, and my beloved state. My top concern Spring Is InThq Air: 10 The Arbor Day Founda- tion is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by plant- ing trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2018 and receive 10 free white pine trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees. "White pine trees or white flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Ar- bor Day Foundation. "Dog- woods are known for their showy spring flowers and red berries that attract I live but I'm never alone. I have Life Alert. Life safe, reliable electric service to our members. We will restore power to the affected mem- bers as soon as conditions al- low," said Kevin Bonds, CEO/ General Manager. Southwest Electric is a member-owned electric co- operative based in Lorman, that provides power to over 25,000 meters in Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Hinds, Jeffer- son, Lincoln and Wilkinson counties. The cooperative is an equal opportunity pro- cider and employer. HIGHWAY 563 CLEANUP m Local Mississippi Department of Trans- portation (MDOT) foreman Leon Veals is shown using a power saw to cut a tree out of the southbound lane of Hwy. 563 on Thursday, March 1. The tree fell after an eigh- teen wheeler overturned in this lo- cation about two miles north of U.S. Hwy. 61. The accident happened on Monday, February 26, when an 18-wheeler hauling a load of roofing shingles entered a sharp turn and ran off the west side of Hwy. 563. The accident spilled the load down into an adjacent ravine. The truck also damaged a culvert and drive- way leading to: a private residence. The driver of the truck, Lakendrick J. Russ, 70 Melrose Lane, Woodville, sustained minor injuries including a cut on one leg. m Woodville Re- publican Photo by Andy J. Lewis Town Of Woodville Questions Continued from Page,) has always been my con- stituents in Mississippi. My ::hope is by making this announcement now, a smooth transition can be ensured so their voice will continue to be heard in Washington, D.C. My efforts, and those of my staff, to assist them will continue and transfer to my successor." Cochran was first Road has been damaged by elected to the Senate in oil fieldtraffic and a logging ~978, becoming the first operation. "' R~pUblican in more than "They tore the road up 100 years to win a state- during the re.cent wet wide election in Missis- weather," said Nettles. "I sippi. He is the tenth- longest serving Senator in U.S. history. Cochran previously served three terms in House of Repre- sentatives. songbirds during winter. White pine trees are fast- growing landscape trees that will break heavy winds, making them an ideal addition to any yard." The free trees are part of the nonprofit Founda- tion's Trees for America campaign. With planting instruc- tions included, the trees will be shipped at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundation's bimonth- ly publication, and The Tree Book, which contains information about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and re- ceive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE WHITE PINE or 10 FREE DOGWOOD TREES, Arbor Day Foun- dation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by March 31, 2018, or join online at arbordav.org/ march. To add events call 601-888-4293 or email wrepublican@bellsouth.net by noon Friday Administrator Lewis said that there is a lot of infor- mation that has not been input into the system, and until it is, it is not reliable as it sits today. "It is going to take a lot of work. The county will have to hire someone to input M1 of the required data. We need to discuss this before taking any action at this time ." This matter was added to the list of items to discuss in dosed door session. Supervisor Jenn Nettles asked that County Solid Waste and Road Use En- forcement Officer Marlin Reid be summoned to the meeting. Mr. Reid appeared and was told by Supervisor Nettles that the Sam Leake am working on getting a total of eight loads of white rock to put in the problem areas." He continued, "It is not fair to the supervisors and residents of the county to have to put up with roads which have been damaged by heavy traffic. We need to consider making it manda- tory that heavy truck own- ers must put up a cash bond before using our roads. This can be a source of income for us to have to fix the roads that the truckers are damaging." He added, '%Vith parts of the Whetstone and Coon's Mill Roads being closed due to bridge problems, the Sam Leake Road is the only way in and out for a number of families. We need to get this road in good condition, and eight loads of white rock will go a long way in repair- ing the damages." "The logger and oil com- pany need to get together and split the cost of the eight loads of white rock," Supervisor Nettles added. Administrator Lewis re- plied, "It is up to the indi- vidual supervisors to decide whether or not to make a cash bond mandatory or not." Fourth District Super- visor Kenyon Jackson re- ported, "The bridge on the Cold Springs Road which has been out for a number of years has been repaired as of last week. My district sub-contracted with Long- mire Gravel and Dozer MARCH 1st & 3rd Oak Hill 1 st Zion BC, Service Times/9 am; Bible Study Thurs./6:45 pm 7,14,21,28 Renewed Hope AI-Anon Family Group Meet, Old P. O. Bldg Commercial Row, 11:30 am-12:30 pm 10 11 11 12 18 18 25 25 Kingsford BC, Deacon & Usher Ann Pastor Allen Handy, Guest/Flev. Londia Weatherspoon, 3 pm St. Mark BC Ushers, 76th Usher Anniversary, Guest/LeReginald Jones; Refreshments, 2 pm St. Matthew BC #1, Chnstian @ The Clock Program, Pastor William Wells, 3 pm TRIAD-S.A.L.T Meeting, Sheriff's Office, Hwy. 61 S 10 am Embrew BC, Christian @ The Clock, Sponsors-Sister K. Johnson & Deacon W. Bruce, 3 pm Mt. Zion BC, Pastor Nathaniel Nelson 26th Year Anniversary, Guests/Chades Bell + Church, 2 pm New Zion Hill BC, Rev. Tyser Brown's 13th Year Anniver GuestJRev. Michael Washington, 2 pm WCHS Gym, Domestic Violence Stage Play, $15 adults/S6 youth (3-13 yrs.)/under 2 yrs. free, 7 p.m. service to install a large culvert as a replacement for the small bridge. With Mr. Longrnire's help and that of the Fifth.District, we were able to get the culvert in- stalled and the road opened last week." Jackson continued, "Now this means that the con- crete bridge at U.S. High- way 61 will be closed this week to all traffic. Everyone on the road will have to go out the other way. I wanted to get the culvert in place and the road opened before dosing the concrete bridge. I didn't want to have any families trapped." Supervisor McNabb an- nounced that later this week the main concrete bridge on the Macedonia Road will be closed to all traffic until further notice. "This is one of the 24 aney announced that elec- tions will be held in Wilkin- son County on June 5. "All supervisors need to make sure that all voting pre- cincts in the county are clean, safe and ADA quali- fied." Board President Jack- son said, "I want to thank Garland Mahan for getting the ball rolling on having the large, illegal dump on the Lower Woodvi]le Road cleaned up. 'Wee filled up two large dumpsters with garbage, appliances, furniture and other debris picked up at the entrance to the now- closed county dump site," said Jackson. "I am asking people to stop illegal dump- ing in this area. This is the fifth time since I became a supervisor that this illegal site has had to be cleaned bridges that the county has up. I have had a dumpster been forced to dose," said placed at the site. Please McNabb. put any trash inside the Supervisor Jackson said dumpster and not on the he had been receiving ground." quotes on used motor grad- ers for his district. "My motor grader has been broken down for months and is not worth re- pannng, Jackson stud. But, these quote are too high for used graders. I will be look- ing at other options like get- ting quotes on a new grader and possibly buy it on a lease-purchase agreement." Board Pres. Jackson asked his fellow board members, "I have been get- ting calls about renting out our portion of the Recre- ation Center this summer while Head Start is not on location. What do you guys think of renting it our for family reunions, parties, etc.? The board decided to in- spect the building to see if it was safe to rent, but no offi- cial action was taken on Su- pervisor Jackson's question. Lynette Smith West with Southwest Mississippi Plan- ning and Development Agency announced that she needed permission to hold and "Initial Public Hearing" on Supervisor Seal's ap- plication for a Community Development Block Grant to repair a sewer treatment plant in his district near Centreville. "I want to hold the meet- ing in the board room on Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m " she stated. The board authorized the holding of this public hear- ing. Circuit Clerk Lynn Del- Solid Waste Enforcement Officer Marlin Reid an- nounced that he recently caught an illegal dumper at this site. "I requested that they meet me at the dump so I could show them the evi- dence," said Reid. "They met me there and I showed them the evidence. I gave them the option of cleaning up their trash or facing pros- ecution for illegal dump- ing. They agreed to and did clean up their trash." Reid continued, "This isn't the only illegal dump in the county that I am monitoring. I have caught a number of people who have illegally dumped, and they were given the option to clean up their mess or face prosecution. The vast ma- jority has chosen the clean up option." "I have ongoing investi- gations at a number of ille- gal sites," Reid commented. The board went into ex- ecutive session at the end of the regular meeting to dis- cuss a possible industrial prospect and one litigation matter. The board voted 5-0 to approve a motion by Hol- lins and second by McNabb to pay off the county's tax anticipation loan in the amount of $759,015.62. The next regularly sched- uled board meeting will be held on Monday, March 26, at 9:30 a.m. in the board room in the Wilkinson County Courthouse. l $25 To $300 - . NOT A FINANCE COMPANY . ALL BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL No Credit Check Same Day Service