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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, August 13, 2015 MISSISSIPPI'S OLDI~ ICEWSPAP~ - g,.tab~ IU4 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 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 year outside Mississippi. 50 per copy. Office located 425 Depot Street, Woodville, MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888- 6156. Email: Periodicals Post- age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to THE WOODVlLLE REPUBLICAN P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. i iii iliiiii!ii i i The individuals' names listed below have paid a fee to have their names listed in this weekly column. The names of candidates who have qualified to run the the Democratic First Primary Election will ap- pear on the Tuesday, Au- gust 4, 2015 ballot. Ifa run- off is needed, the Second Primary Election will be held three weeks later on Tuesday, August 24, 2015. This column does not nec- essarily indicate these are the only candidates running in each race. (I) Incumbent SHERIFF Reginald L. Jackson (I) TAX ASSESSOR Jeremy "Jarrod" Ephion (I) SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION Kimberly Jackson CHANCERY CLERK Thomas C. Tolliver, Jr. (I) CIRCUIT CLERK J. Lynn Tolliver-Delaney (I) SUPERVISOR 1ST DIST. Earnest Newman SUPERVISOR 2ND DIST. Marvin Tolliver SUPERVISOR 3RD DIST, Venton A. "6ubba" McNabb SUPERVISOR 4TH DIST. Kenyon (Sam) Jackson (I) JUSTICE COURT JUDGE EAST DISTRICT Ernest H. "Emie" Smith (I) JUSTICE COURT JUDGE WEST DISTRICT Lee O. Dixon CONSTABLE WEST DIST. Willie "Chilly Willie" Thompson (I) The following candi- dates have announced their intention to seek office as independent candidates in the Wilkinson County Gen- eral Election which will be held on Tuesday, Novem- ber 3, 2015. Individuals listed below have paid a fee to be listed in this column. This colunm does not necessarily indicate these are the only candi- dates running in each race. (I) Incumbent SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION Shemekia Lacey-Bailey Timothy T. Scott (I) TAX ASSESSOR Wevlyn I. "Cookie" James SUPERVISOR 1ST DIST. Wil Seal (I) SUPERVISOR 2ND DIST. E. Kirk Smith I!!i! SCOTT SEEKS 3RD TERM TO LEAD SUCCESSFUL DISTRICT (Continued from Page 1) A district at one time at risk of failing and facing state takeover High teacher turn over Several much needed capital improvement projects district wide. "Unfortunately, tough times require sometimes tough deci- sions, but despite those tough times, Wilkinson County School District has attained SOUTHWEST ALL STARS WIN Colby Beard, Brendan DiGiovanni, great success, academically, STATE -- The Southwest Mississippi Brandon Chapman, Mason Alford, athletically, and profession- ally;, and, I have the data and 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars wonCoach Tom Maxwell, Aaron Artigues numbezs to prove it. the state tournament in Petal recent- and Braydon Coffey. Not pictured "I have also been targeted ly. Pictured are, from left, front row, is coach Mike Artigues. The other for beingAnti-athletical. Since Preston Alexander, Garrett Maxwell,athletes on the team attend Parklane leading our district, it has not KeWerrion Robinson, Jay Powell and Academy, West Lincoln, Bogue been one thing or program in the athletic department that Hayes Tisdale; back, head coach Bar- Chitto, McComb, and North Pike. I, as superintendent, have not ry Smith, Patrick Day of Centreville, Submitted Photo supported. Again, I have the data to prove it. "My slogan of "Saving Our District, One Child at a Time" also has been targeted. Stat- ing that, "Saving this district fIR I= one student at a time can- ~1 I1! not move this district towards high achievement levels." The Southwest Missis- reached on the five errors Maxwell pitched the first ~/ell, for those of you who sippi 13-year-old Babe Ruth committed by Mountain inning giving up four walks, know me, whether liked or All-Stars won two of their Home. while recording one strike- disliked, you know that my first three games Friday Colby Beard pitched allout. Tisdale threw 7 innings main goal is to ensure that all and Saturday, August 24seven innings giving upgiving up four hits and two students are given a quality and 25, to open the Region- eight hits and no walks, walks, while recording four education (it's been like this al Tournament in Harrison, while recording three strikeouts and hitting one since day 1). Everything that Ark. strikeouts, batter. is done and has been done The 13-year-olds opened Artigues tripled;Chap- "Hayes did a fabulous job reflects that the children are with a 15-5 win against man, Alford, Beard, Garrett for us coming in. He just my number one priority. You Plainview, Texas, Friday, Maxwell and Powell sin-came in and basically shut don't get Torch Awards for lost 2-1 to Mountain Home, gled; and Braydon Coffey them down," Smith said. one student, one student does Ark., Saturday and came singled and doubled. Day "They reached on a few not give the district a grade of back later in the day with a reached base twice after be- punch plays where they just C or a successful district. One 7-6 win against tournament ing hit by a pitch, punched the ball over third studentis not whythis district host Harrison. "We just came up short," base and over second base. is suc~ssfifl. With'stats like Brendan DiGiovanni Southwest Mississippi head He was very effective on his those, iris understood that I pitched all five inningscoach Barry Smith said.pitching and very efficient." care about the quality of edu- against Plainview, allowing "We left too many stranded. Alexander doubled and cation for ALL my students, three hits and seven walks, We played a full seven in- reached on an error; Chap- "When those 3rd graders while recording four strike- nings. They were home. We man, Tisdale, DiGiovanni who failed the MKAS the first outs. just left too many on base." and Day singled; and Coffey time in Wilkinson CountyPreston Alexander had Artigues hit a walkoff reached on an error. School District took the re-test, two singles; Aaron Artigues, double in the bottom of the Southwest lost 2-1 to 79.80% passed and 20.20%Patrick Day, Mason Alford, seventh to score Alexander, " Mountain Home, Arkan- failed district wide. We were Hayes Tisdale and Jay Pow- who reached on a double to sas, which ended up win- the highest district in ~ ell each had one single; and left field, to win the game. ning the tournament. After sippite show growthonre-test Brandon Chapman had a "Aaron had struggled atlosing to Mountain Home, #1. Nothing was said then .... double and single, the plate a little bit," Smith Southwest played the host Not even a congratulations for Southwest Mississip- said. "He had a fastball in- team, Harrison Arkansas, those students who passed, pi left 11 base runnersside and he just turned on and won that game 7-6. The "When we delve into poll- stranded in the loss against it. He hit it over the left local squad lost the elimi- tics, we must know what to at- Mountain Home. Several fielder's head and hit it to nation game to Nederland, tack and how to approach cer- of the 13-year-old runners the fence." Texas, 12-9. rain situatiens. The hard work ............. ........................ "~:~!~,~;~ ~~ ~ that has been putinto the dis- [-:.: :::::: l !'::i tri iS, being dowfiphyed but i.dHe cant be refuted, =proved, or Woodvllle Boa ars Report...(Continued from Page 1) contradicted because there is . ~ ~ ~'; ~!~i~ i data that will Weve otherwise. On motion by Alderman the grant s CPA, and to hire ]em. Water is running down "Saving Our District, One Anthony and a second by Amy Ryan to act as the at- the middle of the cemetery. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Child at a Time means that Alderman Fry, the board torney on the grant. This needs correcting be- A column by ments when we must, if we Rev. Bobby Thoznhill~ are to even begin to under- Former Pastor stand, step out in faith and Centreville & Whites Chapel trust in that which we can United Methodist Churches not see to be the very sub- stance upon which we may "Oh, the depth of theplace our hope. We may riches both of the wis- be sure that God does re- dom and knowledge of veal Himself to those who, God! How unsearch- through faith and obedi- able are His judgments ence sparked by that faith, and His ways past find- accept Him without res- ing out.t Romans 11:33 ervation; not for the mere (NIGIV) possibility of understand- This verse and those ing Him but for the amaz- that immediately follow ing opportunity to know speak to the futility of all Him! For us, His highest attempts at understanding creation, there is not the God without first having most remote possibility of faith in Him. Our human- fully understanding God ness demands that we (His ways are past find- understand before we can ing out). There is however commit; God's calling on the definite opportunity for our lives requires that we each of us to know His accept by faith that which heart as we walk with Him we can not understand so by faith. It is ours to ae- that we can begin to un- cept that which we can derstand the awesomeness not understand in order to of the Living God. So, we receive that which we can come to one of those mo. not deserve. most of the time students voted 3-0 to purchase aDuring the reports by fore it causes major prob- will learn the information new patrol vehicle for the department heads Util- lems," said Cotton. no matter how it is given to Woodville Police Depart- ity Superintendent Nolan Alderman Gene Lofton them. They will assess and ment using grant funds Thompson reported that asked Street Superinten- they will pass. Unfortunately, received from the Missis- there were bad water leaks dent Donald Carter to start you will have students that sippi Department of Public in the town's water lines on working on repairing pot- don't understand... Students Safety. both Hwy. 24 East and Hwy. holes around town. "Clean who fall through the cracks... On motion by Alderman 24 West. them out before you put as- Students who just can't get Fry and a second by Alder- "It will be a major job to phalt in them," said Lofton. it maybe from the way it is man Anthony, the board repair these leaks," Thomp- "The repairs will last longer presented or maybe because voted 3-0 to hire Dean Har- son commented, if you do this." something else is hindering rison as a part time certi- He also reported to theWater Specialist Trell them from learning. Thefled police officer with the mayor and board that the Longs reported that he was reality of education is that Woodville Police Depart- utility department back- caught uponreplacingbro- ALL students do not learn in the same manner. ALLment. The hire was done on hoe is old and "absolutely ken water meters. students will not excel in an emergency basis, worn out. Weare having to Woodville Police Chief the same manner. Thafs The board discussed spend more and more mon- Jessie W. Stewart an- why it's important to put the the need to hire a certified ey keeping it working. The nounced that the depart- right people with the right public accountant and an town needs to start think- ment's two new radio dis- children .... That one person attorney to assist with the ing about replacing it," patchers were attending might reach one child today.., application of a Rural De- Thompson commented, certification classes at this Another one the next day .... velopment Water Improve- Cemetery Department time. My point is... Yes ALL chil- ment Grant to improve the Head Sammie Cotton re-The next regularly sched- dren need to progress... ALL Town of Woodville's water ported that there was a uled meeting of the Wood- children need to succeed .... system. On motion by An- major drainage problem in ville Mayor and Board of And ifs my job to make sure thony and a second by Fry, the town's newest cemetery Aldermen will be held at 5 they are ... Even if it's one the board voted 3-0 to hire -- Greenwood Memorial p.m. on Tuesday, September child at a time... Slow and Wes Gore of Silas Simmons -- located on Sligo Street. 1, at the Woodville Munici- steady wins the race every- CPA Firm of Natchez to be "There is a drainage prob- pal Building. "With that being said, lefs continue to Raise the Bar in Education right here in POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Wilkinson County. I will re- lease my formal statement at alater time. Wilkinson County School District is seeking Respectfully Yours In Education, qualified applicants to fill the following positions: Timothy T. Scott Gibson Realty and Land Co. SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI'S LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS timberland hunting land residential commercial recreational Melissa Field, REALTOR 601-467-7070 Scott Lindsey, REALTOR, ALC, Forester 601-248-3561 glade PriesL REALTOR 601 888 0094 Special Education Teachers - 1-12 English Teacher - 7-12 Head Baseball Coach Bus Drivers Teacher 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 Baseball Coach applicants must hold a valid Mississippi teaching certificate and have prior experience coaching. 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 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.