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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 19, 20154 Page 7 Administrators Supt. Scott displayed new uniform shirts and jackets for preliminary view of the school board members. "I will be making recom- mendations on new school district uniforms at the board's April meeting," said Supt. Scott. He continued, "I am going to recommend that students be allowed to wear hooded jackets at school next year. Board member Johnny Smallwood commented, "Hoods on campus sends the wrong message espe- dally in the halls between campus." Supt. Scott added, "Stu- dents will be strictly limited as to where they can wear Of Sixth A number of cases saw ac- tion in Sixth District Circuit Court of Wilkinson County as reflected in the court minute book on file in the Wilkinson County Circuit Clerk's Office. The cases included the fol- lowing. • State vs. Tia Groom. On February 9 the defendant entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of Introduction of Contraband Into A Cor- rectional Facility. Count II, Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Distribute was dis- missed. Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders entered an Order of Non-adjudication in the mat- ter meaning the judge did not give a final judgment regard- ing the case. • State vs. Adam Whitting- ton. Defendant was indicted on felony charges of Aggra- vated Assault and Felony Malicious Mischief. Whitting- ton entered a plea of guilty to Felony Malicious Mischief and the Aggravated Assault charge was dismissed. • State vs. William Quil- len. Defendant was charged with Introduction of Contra- band into a Correctional Fa- cility, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime and Burglary of a Storehouse. On February 9 Quillen entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of In- troduction of Contraband Into A Correctional Facility. Judge Sanders entered an Order of Non-adjudication in the mat- ter meaning the judge did not give a final judgment regard- ing the case. • State vs. Brandon Mc- Coy. On February 10 the defendant entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of In- troduction of Contraband Into A Correctional Facility. Judge Sanders entered an Order of Non-adjudication in the mat- ter meaning the judge did not give a final judgment regard- ing the case. • State vs. Randall Newell, Jr. The defendant has been charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Correction- al Facility and Possession of a Say Student.. hoods and where they are not allowed to wear them. They will not be allowed to wear hoods inside school buildings. This includes in the halls, classrooms or anywhere inside." Supt. Scott added, "When I make my recommenda- tions at the April meeting, I will have parents and students present to help answer any questions about the proposed new uni- forms." Supt. Scott announced that he had plans to attend the April 6 meeting of the Wilkinson County Board of Supervisors to discuss a proposed Earth Day Project being planned by students. • (Continued from Page 1) "The group wants permis- sion to clean up trash and debris on the Pinckneyville Road from the intersection with Hwy. 24 to the school complex. I will be seeking permission from the county to allow this project." The school board went into executive session to discuss a personnel manner concerning health issues. No information was made as to the result of the closed door session. The next regular meet- ing of the Wilkinson County School Board will be held on Wednesday, April 8, at 5 p.m. at the central office building on Main Street in Woodville. On A Number Scheduled I Controlled Sub- stance, Marijuana, with intent to distribute. On February 10 the defendant entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of Introduction of Contraband Into A Correctional Facility. Count II was dismissed. Judge Sanders entered an Order of Non-adjudication in the mat- ter meaning the judge did not give a final judgment regard- ing the case. • State vs. Ladarrion Mon- tez Gary. On February 10 the defendant entered a plea of gtfilty to a felony charge of In- troduction of Contraband Into A Correctional Facility. Judge Sanders entered an Order of Non-adjudication in the mat- ter meaning the judge did not give a final judgment regard- ing the case. • State vs. Paul Arm- stead. The defendant has been charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility and Possession of a Scheduled I Controlled Sub- • State vs. Sylvaskia P. Stinson. Guilty Plea and Sen- tencing Order signed by Judge Sanders. Said defendant en- tered a plea of guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Dwell- ing in court on February 18. The court sentenced Stinson to serve a term of 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. • State vs. John Johnson, Jr. Guilty Plea and Sentenc- ing Order signed by Judge Sanders. Said defendant entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Dwell- ing in court on February 19. The court sentenced Stinson to serve a term of 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, • State vs. Quarance Dunn. Guilty Plea and Sentencing Order signed by Judge Sand- ers. Said defendant entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Storehouse in court on February 19. The court sentenced Stinson to stance, Marijuana, with intent to distribute. On February 10 the defendant entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of In- troduction of Contraband Into A Correctional Facility. Count II was dismissed. Judge Sanders entered an Order of Non-adju- dication in the matter meaning the judge did not give a final judgment regarding the case. • State vs. Phenecia Hoskins. On February 10 the defendant "enterOfl a plez"of guilty to a felony charge of In- troduction of Contraband Into A Correctional Facility. Judge Sanders entered an Order of Non-adjudication in the mat- ter meaning the judge did not give a final judgment regard- ing the case. • State vs. Tremeisha Coney. On February 10 the defendant entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of In- treduction of Contraband Into A Correctional Facility. Judge Sanders entered an Order of Non-adjudication in the mat- ter meaning the judge did not give a final judgment regard- ing the case. crib d Is A Longtime e Tool For Wildlife M gement by Bronson Strickland MSU Extension Service Although it may sound contradictory, burning the landscape actually improves habitat quality for many of Mississippi's wildlife species. I'm often asked, "How can destroying the habitat with fire help wildlife?" Another common question is, '~Where will the wildlife go ff you're burning down their homes?" These are good questions, and once you understand how fire influences veg- etation, it will make sense. Many of the South's wildlife species relish the flush of new vegetation that grows on the forest floor afmr a fire. What's more, many wildlife species depend on fire to cre- ate the habitat they need. So how does this work? Remember the old say- ing that the only constant is change? This concept certainly applies to wildlife habitat. Vegetation grows and changes over time. Just think of an old field that was taken out of production or a pasture that is no longer grazed. Given sufficient time, the field and pasture will become forest. Biologists call the process plant succession, and wildlife managers use tools like prescribed fire to manage plant succession for the wildlife species of inter- est. Fire also acts as a cata- lyst to return many nutrients to the soil by removing veg- etation and litter. So fire does not destroy habitat. It either creates or restores habitat. And there's no better example than us- ing prescribed fire for man- agement of bobwhite quail habitat. An adult bobwhite stands about 6 or 7 inches tall. Its serve a term of 5 years in the whole world exists in a shal- custody of the Mississippi De- low area barely a foot off the partment of Corrections. Said ground. All the grasses and 5 years was suspended and broadleaf plants that pro- Dunn was placed on 5 years vide food and nesting mate- probation under supervision of the MDOC. He was ordered to pay court costs of $421.50, a prosecution fee of $200 and restitution of $592. • State vs. Kelvin James. rial are close to the ground. Vegetation that stands tall- er, like a plum or sumac thicket, will provide cover from aerial predators, but most woody vegetation over Judge Sanders signed a bench a few feet tall does not ben- warrant for James for failure efit a bobwhite. topayfineine in full by the desig- If le~ ~undisturbed; t~.'s nated cleadline, taller, woody vegetation will • State vs. Zakedr Ephion. Judge Sanders signed a bench warrant for Ephion for failure to pay fine in fifll by the des@ nated deadline. • State vs. Damon Mc- Kenzie. An Order Expung- ing Record was accepted and signed by Judge Sanders on February 26. McKenzie, in an earlier day in court, was sentenced to a charge of Fel- ony Embezzlement. The de- fendant petitioned the court to have his record expunged of all records regarding this charge and the court agreed with this request. Fishing worms and crickets are here, Plus cane poles that are rigged and ready to fish! " Get Your .Grill On.t It's time for barbecues and crawfish boils! • Weber BBQ Grills • BBQ Sets (tongs, spatulas, paddles) • Crawfish Pots & Burners • Propane, Tanks (up to 75 gallon), Tank Re-Fills The Dirt • Ferns, Ferns, Ferns • Bedding & Garden Plants • Roses & Hanging Baskets • Fruit & Landscaping Trees • Shrubs • Pine Bark Mulch • Cypress/Red Cypress Mulch • Seed • Fertilizer • Wheelbarrows, Hoses • Concrete Planters & Benches • Pest, Ant & Weed Poisons "t4 I / -._ are heret. grow and begin to shade out the grasses and broadleaf plants that are critical for bobwhite survival. But a wildlife manager can use prescribed fire to start the plant succession cycle over and renew the habitat need- ed by bobwhites. Deer, wild turkey, rab- bits and songbirds reap ma- PRESCRIBED BURNING IS BENEFICIAL -- Con- trary to what many people think, a prescribed, controlled burn performed by a registered profes- sional actually improves habitat quality for many of Mississippi's wildlife species. -- MSU Ag Com- munications/File Photo ny of the same benefits from fire that bobwhites do. For turkeys, it's best to burn before April to avoid nest- ing season. However, how often you burn depends on the desired turkey habitat. Fire creates and maintains forest openings in quality brood-rearing habitat one to two years after burning and provides great nesting cover three to four years after burning. Burning every three to five years increases white- tailed deer forage produc- tion and quality. It also maintains forage close to the ground, well within a deer's reach. Good fawning cover is also produced three to five years after a burn. Burning top-kills hardwood brush and promotes sprout- ing of plant species that deer browse. Winter burns are normally best for deer management. While burning is often conducted in late winter, burning in other seasons may accomplish specific habitat management ob- jectives. To ensure a large variety of plant types on a piece of land, divide the burnable acreage into three or four sections and burn one section each year. Hav- ing burned and unburned areas next to one another guarantees that food and cover are always available and in close proximity. Prescribed burning is an important wildlife manage- ment tool in the Southeast. Many landowners are re- luctant to use fire on their property, but if it's done cor- rectly, prescribed fire can be an effective, safe and afford- able management tool. A burning permit from the Mississippi Forestry Commission is required before landowners can carry out a prescribed burn, which must be for a' recognized agricultural' or forestry purpose. For- estry Commission dispatch center phone numbers for various regions of the state can be found at http:// www.mfc.ms.gov/wildfire- report.php. To learn more about pre- scribed fire for wildlife man- agement please visit www.msucares.com. POSITIONS ANNOUNCED The Wilkinson County School District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following positions: Elementary/Middle School Principal • Vocational Director • Elementary Education Teachers • Special Education Teachers - 1-12 • English Teacher- 7-12 • Biology Teacher • Math Teachers - 7-12 • Band Director • Head Football Coach • Head Baseball Coach • Automotive Service Excellence Certified Mechanic • Bus Drivers School Principal/Director applicants must have a Masters of Administration/Supervision and a minimum of an AA in School Administration. Teacher and Band Director applicants for aforementioned positions must hold a valid Mississippi teaching certificate in the area applying for, be a good disciplinarian, and be well-versed in subject area. Head Football and Baseball Coach applicants must hold a valid Mississippi teaching certificate and have prior experience coaching. Automotive Service Excellence Certified Mechanic applicants 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 www. wilkinson.kl 2.ms.us.com 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.