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Page 6 Tax Assessment The Woodville Republican, Thursday, July 31,2014 Rolls00Show Drop... (Continued from Page 1) On the recommendation of Administrator Lewis, the board voted 5-0 to accept two areas of road improvement made by Halcon Oil Resourc- es on both ends of the Sam Leake Road. Mr. Lewis said that he had finally completed five dif- ferent reports required by de Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality relative to the county's solid waste plan. "These were due three years ago," said Lewis. "They n'e being typed for transmis- don to the MDEQ." Lewis reported that he is working towards moving the Wilkinson County Circuit Clerk's Office from the second to the first floor of the Willdn- son County Courthouse. "The elevator is broken again, and certain voters can't climb up the stairs to the current second floor of- rice to vote or register," said Lewis. '%Ve have a room of equal space on the ground floor that is being used for storage. Clerk Lynn Delaney has agreed to make the move if things can be worked out." Administrator Lewis and Chancery Clerk Tolliver an- nuanced that due to the large influx of individuals re- searching mineral ownership interests in the Chancery Clerk Record Room, they are having additional computers and copy machines installed to help with the ongoing re- search work. Board President Bill Bankston announced that the county has received a "rejection notice" for their application to place two lo- cal houses in the "HOME" program. "Since one of the houses did not qualify, our pplication was rejected," the board president stated. First District Supervisor Seal announced that the bid for overlay work in the Roll- ing Hills Subdivision near Centreville came in too high. "We have completed the installation of the needed culverts and have revised the bid specifications," said Seal. "We are going to advertise the project again to try to get the cost down." Southwest Mississippi Community College Presi- dent Dr. Steve Bishop, and two local members of the SMCC Board of Directors, Treva Reid and Timothy T. Scott, appeared before the board to let the beard mem- bers know what the school has to offer and what the long range plans are for improv- ing the school's curriculum. SMCC is supported by the following four counties: Amite, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson. Dr. Bishop reported that students are registered from 43 different counties in Mis- sissippi, and not just from the four support counties. There are almost a total of 2,000 students and 200 employees on the Summit campus. Classes are slated to start on August 13. County Coroner Travis Sharp announced that he had hired Woodville resi- dent Nolan Thompson as an assistant coroner to help handle calls for deaths across Wilkinson County. On mo- tion by Nettles and a second by Supervisor Richard Hol- lins, the hire was approved. Thompson will be paid a fee for attending a death call and not a salary, said Coroner Sharp. County Election Commis- sioners Mary Ann McCurley from the  District and Jo Ann Smylie from the Third District appeared before the beard to announce that they are ready and willing to work on getting voter names moved to the proper voter runs to follow the new district lines. Commissioner McCurley reported that she and Com- missioner Smylie were regis- tered to attend a seminar on handling the process of mov- ing voters' names on the rolls to follow the county's new re- districting maps. The beard approved their attendance at the seminar. Circuit Clerk Lynn Del- aney stated that she and two of her office workers were also already approved to at- tend the training session. Commissioner Smylie gave a report which stated that a number of the voting precincts needed repairs and upgrades to be compliant with the Americans with Dis- abilities Act of 1990 which mandates that the voting places meet all guidelines for being accessible to voters with disabilities. She went on to report a number of issues she discov- ered when she inspected the county voting places. "There is funding out there to pay for the repairs and upgrades," Smylie reported. "Each supervisor needs to look closely at the precincts in their districts to get them in compliance." Jackson Point Road resi- dent Rhonda Quirk was rec- ognized and stated, '%Ve are still waiting on gravel for the Jackson Point Road. We have installed all the culverts we were given for the road, and need good gravel to cover them." Second District Supervi- sor Richard Hollins, in whose district the road is located, stated, "I am going to bring you gravel tomorrow (Tues- day)." Quirk replied, "I will be- lieve it when I see it. You have promised us gravel for months." Administrator Lewis gave the board some possible good news. "I spoke with landowner Alex Ventress recently, and he tells me that he is plan- ning on opening up a gravel pit on property he owns on Hwy. 24 West," said Lewis. 'WIr. Ventress says he is will- ing to donate some gravel to the county for work in the western portion of the coun- ty." Lake Mary area resident If You Were Injured In An Accident Involving A GM AUTOMOBILE CALL OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY! i These include Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, Buick, Saturn, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Hummer and Saab accidents,involving faulty ignitions and no air bag deployment. We are reviewing cases for a recentlv announced settlement. There is an approaching deadline so call now! i l-800-595-6244 " | lhe Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and sbeuld not be based soleb/ I on adveccisements. Free background information available upon request. Listing of these previously mentioned | areas of practice does not indicate any certification of expertise therein. For information on this office you may con. tact Lhe Mississippi Bar at 601-948-4471. Dorothy Foster was next on the meeting agenda, and she opened by stating to Supervi- sor Hollins, "Richard, I want to thank you for getting the grass cut on the Lake Mary Road. It was really danger- ous with the tall grass." She continued, "Now, I want to talk about a flooding problem on the Lake Mary Road just off Hw. 24. A cul- vert is stopped up and caus- ing the road to erode." Hollins said, "I will have my crew go and look at the problem and do what they PLAYERS HONORED -- Terry Wood- side, CEO of Woodside Enterprise and team sponsor, along with the coaches, recognized and honored members of the Gloster Dixie Youth Baseball Team for their efforts in this year's team sports events at a ceremony held on Friday, July 18, at the Centreville Civic Center. Stu- dents ages 7-12 from all surrounding areas are encouraged to participate. -- Photo Submitted the county hasn't gone to the unit system. "It seems to me if the county would go to the unit system we could do away with a lot of the duplication of equipment. We wouldn't need five sets of everything, and we could cut down on the labor force needed to operate. I see a huge savings for the taxpayers of the county." Supervisor Nettles stated, "Let me ansmer M_r. Hart- hess' question. There has been too much neglect of roads and bridges in cer- tain sections of the county to move to the unit system. To get these neglected areas back up to where they should be, the folks and roads in my district would suffer greatly. It wouldn't be fair to take away from the areas who have been maintaining their roads to give to the areas which haven't been properly worked." Administrator Lewis stated, "I have also received a number of inquiries about going to the unit system, and there are two ways to do this -- the first w/th a majority vote of the beard of supervi- sors, -- or with a petition signed by 10% of the quali- fied voters of the coun If this route is taken, the mat- ter of whether or not to go to the unit system would go to the voters of the county to decide. That's the only way the county can move from the current beat system to a unitized form of road mainte- nance. It would not mean get- ting rid of the supervisors." Circuit Clerk Delaney announced that she has re- ceived the new redistricting maps. Alcorn State To Host Agricultural Research & Extension Field Day The Alcorn State Univer- sity School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences (AREAS) will huts its annual Agricul- tural, Research and Exten- sion Field Day on Thursday, August 28. The topic for the day is "Enhancing Income Poten- tial of the Small Farmer and Rancher Through Sus- tainable Agriculture." The event will be held at the Morris-Boykin Agricul- tural Science Building on the Main Campus at Lor- man from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On-site registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Bus tours will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Registration is free. Lunch will be served. Demonstrations and ex- hibit topics set for discus- sion include the following: • Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs Production and Pro- cessing • Livestock Management and Technology (Goats, Swine, etc.) • Water Quality and Con- servation Program • Biotechnology for Foot Quality and Productivity • Marketing and Busi- hess Management • Accessing Financial Re- sources • Integrated Pest Man- agement (PM) • Biofuel and Bioenergy Crops • Human Science Educa- tion Programs. Register online at www. alcorn.edu/agfieldday. For more information, please contact Arkon Burkes at 601-877-2311 or Zulma Cuadra at 601-877-2204. Southwest Bears Seeking Ad Sponsors For Media Guides The Southwest athletics department is now accepting ads for its fall, winter and spring media guides. The cost of the ads are $300 for a full page, $175 for a half page and $100 for a quarter page. out to SMCC Athletics and mailed, along with ad copy, to Dr. Bill Ashley, 1156 Col- lege Dr., Summit, MS 39666. The deadline to submit an ad is Wednesday, August 6. Anyone needing further Each ad will be featured in information should contact all threeguides. Dr. Ashley at (601) 276- Checks should be made 3717. public hearing to discuss and p.m. at the Wilkinson County take action on the raising of Park Facility on U.S. Hwy. 61 One Order, One Pa ,ment, Over 100 Newspapers Statewide. 601-981-3060 .......... .... If you would like to pursue training in one d these programs, there may be financial assistance available for books, tuition, some fees, and course requirements through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program at Soulhwest Mississippi Community College, For morn information on WIA4TA's please ctact: Mrs. Amy Beard, WIA EBucio Cardintor @ Southwest Mississippi Community College, Regional Workforce Training Center 1146 Horace Holmes Drive, Summit, MS 39666 • Phone: 601-276-3B02 Emil: beard@smcc,edu WIA is fu by line Ur  Dpt'mtrt o{ labor in  with the WIN Job Center Network and .uthcentrl Mi=sissippi works. S,m, MS 39666, Thousands Helped. MILLIONS Saved. (}ve00 File Tax Returns • Stop Garnishments End Bank Levies • Settle Tax Debt Audit Defense • 941 Payroll Tax PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL MEETING OF OLD RIVER WATER ASSOCIATION, INC. The annual meet- ing of Old River Water Association, Inc., will be held at 5:30 p.m., Mon- day, August 11, 2014, at our office, 610 Main Street, WoodviUe, MS. At this meeting we will hear any old or new business. All members are urged to attend. Thank you. -- Old River Water Assn., Inc. the Third District was com- plete and ready for approval. Supervisor Bankston asked the engineer if he had been to the site recently be- cause the road overlay at the site was terrible. "I don't think we need to accept it like it is," said Bankston. Asst. Engineer Wimberly said he would go to the site and look at the problem. Mr. Wimberly reported that he was submitting ap- plications for two bridges on the Crooked Creek Road for funding through the Fed- eral Land Access Program (FLAP) because the road provides access into the Ho- mochitto National Forest. There has been some ques- tion as to where to apply for funding. 'Ne will have applications with the FLAP program and the State Bridge Replace- ment Program to see which responds first," said Wim- berly. The board voted 5-0 to au- thorize the board president to sign the new application documents. Wilkinson County resident Bobby Hartness appeared before the board to ask why .:. ,: ,, .:c.::,: Heating and Air Conditioni ,:Health Care Data Technology • Industry Training Microcomputer Technology (OST) • Nurse Assistant (CHA) • Occupational Safety and Health Office Systems Technology • Practical Nursing (LPN) • Process Operations Technology CONCORD|A METAL!NC.  OPEN MONDAY, FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M, Aluminum" Cans • Copper /7 Brass • Junk Cars.   FERRIDAY - VI!}AkI:A HWY ", " (..kl-'_ a,s/aae-s21a -"'" "t ) " ]1) l-soo-722-6,?.e4 : IN BUSINESS SINCE 1952 Netterville Lumber Co. ings needed inspection. The county has received a quote from Phoenix Fire Extin- guisher Co. of Natchez of $465 for the work. The quote was approved by 5-0 vote. The next regularly sched- uled meeting of the Wilkin- son County Board of Su- pervisors is at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 4, at the board room in the Wilkinson County Courthouse. The beard also voted to hold a special meeting and can to fix it." "Wilkinson County has the level of the Sam Field north of Woodvilte. Third District Supervisor an election this fall that will Spillway on Lake Mary. The public is invited to at- Bankston made a request fall under the new redistrict- This meeting will be held tend and comment on this that he be allowed to accept ing maps. This means that on Wednesday, August 6, at 6 matter. five loads of limestone rock the voters affected by the donated by Goodrich Petro- change in district lines must leum. The matter was ap- be movedtotheircorrectvot- HARDWOOD LOGS FOR SALE? proved with a unanimous ing districts and be properly BY BULK I ,    In the woods vote.County Assistant notified of the change," Clerk BY l.. or delivered • Engi- Delaneystated. THOUSAND ':,'rD'"'  tomill neer Doug Wimberly report- Administrator Lewis an- I..L JL JL _k_ ed that the Cane Creek Road noanced that the fire extin- Call 1-800-343-4577 bridge replacement project in gnishers in all county build-