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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, July 25, 2013 MISStSSlPPI'$ OLDF.,.ST ,~X~APER - Establbhed 1824 gbe 00i}l iQ'NelJablican Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................................... Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis ...................... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening ......................................... Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly ........................................ Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is l published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $28.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss., and $32.00 per ye ,...i~i~.e Mississippi. 50 per copy. Office located 425 [ ,, Woodville, MS 39669. Telephone 01) 888: 301) 8; 8- 6156. Email: wrepublica~,@bellsouth.net. Periodicals Post- age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. A column by Him. Could not much of the Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Pastor strife and confusion and tur- Centreville & White's Chapel moil of life be avoided if we United Methodist Churches would simply pray with the "Call to Me, and I will expectation that God is go- answer you, and show ing to answer? Yet we often you great and mighty see prayer as a last resort, things, which you do not something we do when all know." Jeremiah 33:3 else has failed, not the "plan (NKJV) A" that He intends it to be. What better invitation to The Hebrew word batsar, prayer could we have than here rendered as mighty, this verse? "Call to Me, and could also be translated, "in- I will answer you..." Not, accessible." Our verse then call to Me and I will listen; becomes, "Call to Me, and I not call to Me and I will will answer you, and show consider your situation. God you great and inaccessible said, Call to Me. That means things, which you do not and that we are to pray, to cry can not know apart from out, to Him. We are not to Me." How will we know that murmur amongst ourselves, God has answered as prom- nor should we be bound by ised? We must have faith as the advice of well wishers, we pray that He will answer. we are to petition God with Paul speaks of this in Phi- the faith that He is going lippians 4:6-7 as the "peace to answer our prayers. Not of God, which surpasses all only answer, but show us understanding" that gives us "great and mighty things assurance. Is not this peace which you do not know." In the "great and mighty" that essence God is telling us that God spoke of through Jer- He has wisdom far above emiah? any that our human capa- Pray, believe, expect, re- bilities can attain apart from ceive! Dt ies Chicken Hwy. 24 Centreville 601-645-5986 .... WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS .... We Sell Chicken Necks ALSO DELICIOUS. Fried Catfish, Shrimp, Oysters & Gumbo -- SPECIALS FOR AUGUST -- Sat: $2 off all buckets 12 pc, & up M-Sat: 4 pc. mixed (leg, thigh, wing, breast) w/1 side $5.60 plus tax Revenue Shortfall Means Possible Tax Increase... (Continued fromPage l) Lewis reperted that Mayor seek funding to pay for the re- stolon. D'Aquilla had expressed his addressing of all of the Wflldn- l: .laney added, "While we concerns for excessive speeding son County physical addresses, are on this point it is a matter on Main Street and has asked The board approved the of law that a]l voting precincts the county to join with the town signing of the resolution by have phone service. We need to in requesting that the Missis- Board Presidont Bill Banket . get phones at all of our voting sippi Department of Transper- Supervisor Seal brought the locationsY tation conduct a study to de- board up to date on his applica- Supervisor Jackson stated, termine feasibility of placing a tion to the Mississippi Develop "Thafs all the damage done to four-way stop or traffic control ment Authority for funding for the building. We have secured signal on Main Street which is road work in the Rolling Hills the building." also Miss. Hwy 24. SulxiM 'on near Contre e."I Clerk Delaney said she was Lewis also announced that spoke with Tracy Giles andwas still looking at updating and re- in his meeting with Mayor told that applications will be designing the county's official D'Aqnilla he discussed that the considered s~netime around website. town was interested in housing the middle of August, 2013. I "I am working with Missis- city prisoners in the Wflldnson will know whether the county sippi State on the project" said County Jail. is approved or not at that t me." Delaney "And, it will probably Lewis said, ' pparenfly Supervisor Nettles askedthe take another couple of months about 10 or so years ago them board to consider tmrchasing for it to be up and mnning" was a disagreement between two vehicles for use by the two Supervisor Hollins an- the county and the boards of county amstables, nounced that a tree had fallon the Towns of Centreville and "These men need offidalon the Ft. Adams Voting Pre- Woodvflle about housing pris- patrol units with decals, lights cinot. "It did some damage to oners in the countyjafl.At that and sirens, and we need to get the building; said Hollins. '%Ve point beth towns took their them something to ride in," said need to contact our insurance prisoners out of the county jail Nettles. company to have them come and placed them elsewhere?' No action was taken on this and look at it." Clerk Tolliver said, 'fff I matter. Jeff Minatra, a representa- remember correctly the dis- Baton Rouge, La. resident tive of Gallagher Asphalt, ap- agreement was about the cost Shelia Brooks appeared before peared before the board to tell of housing town prisoners and the board with a request that them about a way the county the liability issue facing the they approve her application could upgrade county asphalt county by housing city prison- to name a location at 1905 U.S. roads and save money ers. These issues still need to Hwy 61 South as a resort area Minatra presented the board be addressed in considering so she could apply for a license with information on the Hot this matter, and the polities ofit to sell liquor on premises for In Place road overlay system need to be kept out of the issue." her proposed business -- Dell- which would cut 1.5 to 2 inch- CountyAdmims' trator Lewis dons Daiquiri and Blues Cafe. es of asphalt off the roadway, was given authority to try to Supervisor Kenyon Jackson grind it up and treat it for im- reach an agreement between made a motion to approve the mediate overlay back in place. the towns and county resort designation request. The The board thanked Minatra Lewis went on to report that motion was seconded by Super- for his appearance at the board, he was working with the Mis- visor Hollins. The vote on the and promised him that they sissippi Fire Marshal's Office matter fafled by a 2-3 vote with would look over his proposal. for funding to purchase a new Jackson and Hollins being the Wflldnson County Volun- fire truck for the counW- '~ ~]l two voting in favor of the mat- teer Fire Chief Mary Freder- attend a meeting shortly on ter. ick thanked the board on her what we need to do as a county County Attorney Lewis re- ~ and that of the county to apply for fimding for a new ported that since the matter firemen for getting the county fire truck." failed board approval that Ma another fire truck last week. Lewis announced that the Brooks can get signatures from "We appreciate what you did," county received a 1989 Ford 100 county residents and at- said the flrechief fire truck last week which was tach this documontation with Supervisor Jackson in- purchased using funding from a copy of the board vote and formed the board that a local the State Fire Marshal's Office. submit their application to the youth, Elisha Boyd, Jr., son of ' For the time being the unit State Tax Commission- Wflldnson County Board of Ed- will be housed in Woodville. Ms. Brooks announced that ucation member Linda Boyd, This is subject to change as she had the required l00 signa- had qualified to partidpate in needs are assessed for our rural tures and would be submitting the AAU Junior Olympics at fire departments" said I_~wis. her application for approval by Western Michigan University Lewis said he had studied state officials, near Detroit at the end of this the county's need for an ice ma- At the meeting the applicant month. chine for county departmente told the board that she has "He and three Natchez ath- to use. prior experience in beth the letes won bronze at the Na- basement of the court- daiquiri and food business, tional Meet in Orlando, Florida, house is not an option. I looked Sheriff Reginald L. Jackson and they are now headed to the at the county barn on Sweeney- entered the board room at this AAU Junior Olympics. If any- town Lane, and this will work point of the board session and one wants to make a donation out just fine. I should have asked that he be allowed to for this young man's trip, please some prices for beard consider- speak, contact me or his mother." ation shortly" "I hear that there has been Hayden Kaiser IT[ of Jordan, Lewis stated that he had some ~on this morning ~ and Sessions Architects been contacted recently by a at this meeting about whether of Natchez appeared before the town in Louisiana to see if the I had forced the towns of Cont=,~ bam'd with a number of items county is interested in selling one of their old garbage trucks. %Ve need to keep one of them for our DEQ rubbish grant to haul debris to the landfill. Supervisor Seal said, "See if they want to buy one of the three trucks we have. I would be in favor of selling one or two trucks" According to Administrator Lewis the county is required to keep their official map up to date. "I~e one hanging here in the beard room is dated 2002, which means we are out of compliance by 11 years. It is very important that we take Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students Centreville Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin or sex to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sex in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school- administered programs. NOW ACCEPTING APPLII'ATIONS K3-12 LEA E. HURST, CA HEADMASTER PHONE 601-645-5912 P. O. Box 70 1419 Academy Drive Centreville, MS 39631 cam of this immediatel Haydon Kaiser m of Jordan, Kaiser and Sessions presented the board members copies of the current official county map. am asking each supervisor to study the roads in their re- spective districts and mark any needed changes or a rectian " said Kaiser. "i would like these maps back as soon as possible." Lewis reported that he had received a response on the county's request that the Corps of Engineers come to the coun- ty to see if this agency could provide any t hnical or fund- ing assistance with the Lake MaryRoad. 'q'hey have indicated that they will send someone to this county to see ffthe road quali- ties for fimding; Lewis stated. "The county was forced to cancel an event booked for the auditorium at the former Weedville Neighborhood Facil- ity because the building owner, AJFC, had the water service turned off for the summer ses- sion when Head Start is not in session" said Lewis. "Also, beth air conditioning units for the building are probably going to have to be replaced. Each one costs about $9,300. We need to look at getting a separate water meter for the county-owned au- ditorium portion of the building and into the need to replace the air conditioning units because we are receiving a large num- ber of booking requests for wed- dings, birthdays and reunions." next reported that he was working on the county's solid waste ordinance and asked the supervisors, "I am receiving complaints about di- lapidated buildings and aban- doned cars and trucks all over the counW. Is this something that you want me to work into the solid waste ordinance. I can include this in the original draft and you can approve it or remove this particular section/' Lewis then said,"I am work- ing on the right of way for the bridge replacement project on the Ft. Adams-Pond Road. I sent out a deed to one of the two owners a while back, and have not received a response. The other owner, the Rosen- blatt Family, has agreed to the right of way acquisa'tion, but I will need the other before the project can proceed" Second District Supervisor Richard Hollins said he would try and contact the landowner te see ffhe can get them to sign the deed for their portion of the right of way Lewis reported that he had discovered a phone contract for a "Merlin phone system" that was costing the county $1,100 per year. "As far as I can find out there have been no Merlin phones in the courthouse since the school beard moved out of the build- ing many years ago. I have thus cancelled the contract" Clerk Tolliver said there have been some questions of recent whether the county has a centract with MTC to operate the county-owned Wilkinson County Correctional FadliW. ' he contract has been signed by the ceun by the Mississippi Department of Cor- rections and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office; Tolliver stated. "We are waiting on to sign and return the documont to us." Luke Ponder with South- west Mississippi Planning and Development District present- ed the board with a resolution which will allow SWMPDD to reville andWoodville to remove requiring board action as fol- their prisoners from the county lows: jail anumber ofyears ago,'said * Presented the board with Sheriff Jackson."The Wflkin- a permit application for a son County Jail is not my jail, phone line on Bryant Lane in iris the county's. I don't make the First District. Motion Seal, the decisions like this, the second Jackson, 5-0 vote of ap- board does" proval. ~ne county and the boards Presented the board with of Centrexd]le and WoedviUe the 2014 Bridge Inspection need to get together and come Program for their approval. up with a way to make this Motion Jackson, second Seal, work. They need to come up 5-0vote of approval. with a contract and set the per- Presented the beard with day fee for housing prisoners. I the contract for the Ft. Adams- don't have anything to do with Pond Road bridge replacement this"the sheriffstated~ project in the Second District. Sheriff Jackson was assured Colom Construction was low that no one had said anything bidder. Motion Hollins, second during a of this mat- Jackson, 5-0 vote of approval. ter earlier in the meeting to Presented the board with indicate that this decision was the contract for the bridge re- something done on his part. placement project on the Done- Circuit Clerk Lynn I Aaney gal Road in the Second District reported that Southwest EPA for board approval. Bids were had notified her that the Cold opened on July 16, and W. S. Spring voting prednct had Construction LLC was the low been vandalized and the meter bidder at $358,762.90 Motion base and all copper wiring lead- Hollins, second Seal, 5-0 vote ef ing to the building had been approval. The Wilkinson County School District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following positions: Gifted Teacher Speech Teacher Librarian 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. 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.wilkinsoncounty.schoolinsites.com The 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. ]i / I