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iIIIiihIIiiiili,iII,lihIIiI,-i,i,li.l,i,lhll,h,l,ili,i, OLDEST NEWSPAPER- Established 1824 p~ ~4 Volume 194 USPS 462-260 50 per copy Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Thursday, May 3, 2018 Number 1 1 Vintage Chevrolets Stop In Woodville In nson CAR CLUB ON SPRING TOUR -- Members of the Vintage Chevrolet Car Club of Amedca drove their restored cars and trucks through Woodville on their way to St. Francisville, La on Thursday, April 26, as part of their Spring Tour. Over 30 beautiful vehicles stopped at the Woodville Welcome Station in- cluding the oldest in the tour, the 1928 sedan at right. -- Woodville Republican Photo by Andy J. Lewis . Vintage Chevrolet Club Of America Ours SW Mississippi :The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) is a nonprofit organization dedi- cated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all Chevrolets and GMCs. In June of 1961 twelve Chevrolet collectors and en- .thusiasts met and created a non-profit organization for the preservation and resto- ration of old Chevrolet cars and trucks. This organiza- tion became known as the 'Vintage Chevrolet Club of :America, Inc. In the past 50+ years, membership has grown worldwide with members not only in the United States and Canada, but also numerous internation- al countries. With a mem- bership of over 8,000, the club members have many years of Chevrolet experi- ence with fellow enthusi- asts and technical advisors who specialize in particular model years. In addition, the VCCA provides its members with an outstanding, award-win- ning monthly magazine, called the Generator & Dis- tributor. The G&D features a full color photograph of a member's Chevrolet on the front and back covers, his- torical information, techni- cal data and specifications, special interest articles, re- gional information and sto- ries on member's cars. The articles are enhanced with excellent photos to make the reading enjoyable. Club members submit all articles and pictures. One of the outstanding fea- tures of the Generator and Distributor is the classified section, which includes the following: Cars and Parts for Sale, Cars and Parts Wanted, as well as Services Offered. A membership in- cludes limited free adver- tising every month in each of the categories, excluding commercial vendors. A large contingent of VCCA members participat- ed in the Southern Spring Tour which was centered in Natchez on April 23-27. The Magnolia Bluffs Ho- tel in Natchez was head- quarters for the tour. The tour gave VCCA mem- bers the opportunity to visit many of the world- renowned antebellum-style homes in Natchez, as well as historical sites and build- ings in the city. The club enjoyed travel on the Nat- chez Trace and the natural beauty of the area cruising slowly on the winding road. On Thursday, April 26, the VCCA came through Wood- ville and made a stop at the Woodville Welcome Station on U.S. 61, while headed for a day in St. Francisville, Louisiana, to view historic plantations : and enjoy the unique, wonderful South- ern cuisine and hospitality of the area. The tour was limited to 1954 and earlier Chevrolets and GMCs. Sixth Judge Sanders has taken action on a number of criminal cases appearing on the local court's docket. According to court min- utes on file in the Wilkin- son County Circuit Clerk's Office, she held hearings and took action on the fol- lowing cases: State vs. Douglas Ste- venson. Defendant ap- peared in court on April 11, 2018, facing a felony count of Aggravated Assault as charged in a Bill of Indict- ment. Stevenson entered a plea of not guilty to the charge. State vs. Tarakus Lee. Defendant appeared in court on April 11, 2018, facing two felony counts of Aggravated Assault as charged in a Bill of Indict- ment. Lee entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. * State vs. Antonio Da- vis. Defendant appeared in District Circuit State vs. Robert Hart- Lillie Blackmon man. Defendant appeared in court on April 11, 2018, facing a felony count of Bur- glary of a Storehouse as charged in a Bill of Indict- ment. Stevenson entered a plea of not guilty to the charge. State vs. Robert Hart- man. On April 13, 2018, Judge Sanders signed an order setting Hartman's trial for Monday, June 18, 2018, at 9 a.m. State vs. Tony Ch- isholm. Defendant ap- peared in court on April 11, 2018, facing a count of Felony Fleeing (Habitual) as charged in a Bill of In- dictment. Chisholm entered a plea of not guilty to the charge. State vs. Tony Ch- isholm. On April 13, 2018, Judge Sanders signed an order setting Chisholm's trial for Monday, June 18, 2018, at 9 a.m. State vs. Bobby Turn- court on April 11, 2018, fae- er. Defendant appeared in ing a felony count of Aggra- court on April 11, 2018, fac- vated Assault as charged in ing a felony count of Aggra- a Bill of Indictment. Davis vated Assault as charged entered a plea of not guilty in a Bill of Indictment. Lee to the charge, entered a plea Of not guilty to the charges. State vs. Bobby Turner. On April 13, 2018, Judge Sanders signed an order setting Turner's trial for Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 9 a.m. State vs. Broderick Stewart. Defendant ap- peared in court on April 11, 2018, facing two felo- ny counts, Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault, as charged in a Bill of Indictment. Stewart entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. State vs. Marcel Smith. Non-Adjudication of Guilt was signed by Judge Sand- ers on April 13, 2018. With this order she withheld ac- ceptance of Smith's guilty plea on a charge of Bur- glary of a Storehouse. The order also enters an Or- der of Non-Adjudication of Guilt and imposition of sen- tencing. He was ordered to pay court costs of $142,00, pay all fees assessed by the Sixth Judicial District Drug Court and restitution to the victim of $884.07. He was also placed under the su- pervision of the Sixth Ju- dicial District Drug Court. The Wilkinson Correctional Facility is in- vestigating a fight in one of the housing units that started at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 26. The altercation involved three inmates. One was in- jured and t~en ~ the Uni:. County versityofMississippiMedi- netta, public information cal Center and is in stable officer with Management condition, and Training Corporation, The investigation is ongo--, which is headquartered in ing. : Centerville, Utah. NO other information was MTC operates WCCF, the made available concerning private prison which houses this incident, state inmates and is located This brief news release on U.S. Hwy. 61 North of was provided by Issa Ar- Woodville. by Woodville Republica1~ Publisher J. Le rls MISSISSIPPI'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER - Established 1824 Is Celebrating Its 194th Year Of Service to Centreville, Crosby, Woodville & Wilkinson Co. i i:This issue of The Wood- ~le Republican means :this weekly newspaper has been in business for 194 years. ;':Founded early in 1824, "The Woodville Republican was the first newspaper established in the State of Mississippi. Though the Lewis fam- ily did not found the pa- per, my great-grandfather, Colonel John South Lewis, purchased it in 1879, and since that time it has been under the leadership of my grandfather, Robert Lew- is; my father, John South Lewis, and since 1983, by myself, Andy J. Lewis. Since its very early be- ginnings, this newspaper has published the news about this county, the state and the nation. News re- ported covers taxes, elec- tions, births, deaths, club meetings, athletic events, wedding engagements and marriages, legal notices, 6ninutes of local govern- mental agencies, vehicle wrecks, fires, floods, bur- glaries, bank robberies, severe storms, court news, editorial opinions on mat- ters of importance and much, much more. The leaders of this news- paper have strived to the best of their abilities to provide factual news re- ports to the readers to keep them informed of what is happening during their lives. The Town of Woodville w~s incorporated in 1811, followed by Mississippi becoming a state in 1817. And, seven years later The Woodville Republican came into being. Back in 1824 there were a number of interesting events which took place in- cluding the following: The Woodville Re- publican was established in the last few weeks of 1823 by W. A. A. Chisholm, which makes it the oldest newspaper in Mississippi and today it is the oldest business in continuous operation in the State of Mississippi. It has been in continuous operation since 1824. February 4: J. W. Go- odrich introduced rubber galoshes to public. March 2: Interstate commerce came under fed- eral control. March 11: U.S. War De- partment creates the Bu- reau of Indian Affairs. April 9: The first per- manent settlers arrive to construct the new city of Tallahassee, Florida. June 8: Washing ma- chine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec, Cana- da. October 4: Mexico be- came a republic. November 2: United States presidential elec- tion of 1824. After a very close vote, John Quincy Adams was elected by the House of Representatives after Andrew Jackson won the most popular and elec- toral votes but failed to re- ceive a majority. This week's edition is the first of the 194th year that this newspaper has been in business. Publish- ers of this historic news- paper have published an estimated 10,088 editions since its founding. What the future holds for this publication is not known at this time. A number of friends and readers have asked me, "What is going to happen to the paper when you re- tire" And, my answer is I just don't know. I don't have a son to pass it on to, and my three daughters are settled in life and not interested in taking over when I retire. My oldest grandson is only 8, and I don't think I will want to wait until he comes of age to see if he would be in- terested in continuing the family tradition. Am I ready to retire. "No." So, I can't answer the question about the future of this newspaper. I hope I see it continue to serve the needs of Centreville, Cros- by, Woodville and Wilkin- son County for years to come. In the meantime, I don't see myself slowing down any time soon. We wish to take this op- portunity to thank again our many friends and pa- trons for the generous manner in which you have supported the paper and assure you that it will ever be the aim of this writer to keep it up to the same standard which it has maintained in the past years. SCHOOL PROPERTY BEING USED AS AN ILLEGAL DUMP -- This il- legal dump site, located on prop- erty owned by the Wilkinson County School District on the Lower Wood- ville Road, has been cleaned up a number of times in the past several years, and individuals are still using it to illegally dump trash, bedding and appliances. Wilkinson County has put a dumpster at the location, but trash is still being strewn about at this graveled area adjacent to the Lower Woodville Road. It is against state and local laws to illegally dump, but this doesn't seem to be a deterrent to some people. -- Photo Submitted ONE LANE CLOSED ON HWY. 61 -- The northbound lane of U.S. High- way 61 in Woodville was closed to traffic on Monday, April 30, after a hydraulic line broke on this dump truck and several gallons of the fluid spilled onto the roadway causing a slick mess. The truck stopped in the middle turn lane of the highway and the fluid flowed across the north- bound lane to the driveway entering Showroom Antiques' parking lot. In the meantime, the Woodville Police Department diverted traffic from the northbound lanes into the south- bound lane until the oil spill could be treated. The local road crew with the Mississippi Department of Trans- portation arrived on the scene and dumped sand to cover the slippery area. Once this was done the highway was opened to normal traffic flow in both directions. The spill was about 200 yards north of the intersection of Hwys. 61 and 24 in Woodville. The truck is owned by Maverick Trucking from Mt. Olive. -- Woodville Republi- can Photo by Andy J. Lewis