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3LDEST NEWSPAPER - Established 1824 e00ublican Volume 189 USPS 462-260 50’ per copy Woodville, Mississippi 39669 u Thursday, December 5, 2013 Number 31 QUARTERBACK VOORHIES LEADS WILDCATS -- Wilkinson County High School quarterback Devin Voorhies, back left above, is shown waiting on the snap from center in the Wildcats' MHSAA South State 3A Championship game held at Wordy Hicks Field in Woodville on Friday night, November 29. The Cats fell to defending 3A State Champion Hazlehurst by the score of 36-22 to finish the season as RA South State runners-up with a (12-3) season record. This was the local schoors first ever trip to the South State game. -- Woodville Republican Photo by Andy J. Lewis Hwy. 24 Wreck In Wilkinson Co. Kills Driver; Injures Three Passengers Officials with the Missis- sippi Highway Safety Patrol report that state troopers responded to a single ve- hicle, fatal accident on Sat- urday, November 30, at 2:23 a.m., on Mississippi High- way 24 near its intersection with White School House Road in Wilkinson County, according to Sgt. Rusty Boyd, public affairs officer with District 9 of the MHP. The report states that a 2008 Landrover sports util- ity vehicle, driven by Tarvis A Bolden, 26, of Woodville, was west bound on Hwy. 24, when the vehicle ran off the north side of the roadway, collided with a tree and overturned. MHP officials state that Bolden was not wearing an occupant restraint at the time of the collision and was ejected from the vehi- cle. Bolden was pronounced dead at the scene by Wilkin- son County Coroner Travis Sharp. A passenger in the vehi- cle, Gary L. James, Jr., 24, of Woodville, sustained moder- ate injuries and was trans- ported by a personal vehicle to Field Memorial Commu- nity Hospital in Centreville. James was wearing an oc- cupant restraint at the time of the collision. Two back seat passen- gers, Marcus Bell, 27, and Chase Robertson, 24, both of Woodville, sustained mi- nor injuries but refused treatment by ambulance personnel at the scene. Nei- ther of these individuals was wearing an occupant restraint. The cause of the collision is still under investigation, Sgt. Boyd added. Action Taken On A Number Of Sixth District Court Cases A number of cases saw ac- tion in the Sixth District Cir- cuit Court of Willdnson County as reflected in the court minute book on file in the Wilkinson County CLrcuit Clerk's Office. Sixth District Circuit Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders pre- sided over the cases which in- cluded the following:. • State vs. Quincy McPipe. Guilty plea and sentencing order. Defendant appeared in court and pied guilty to a felony charge of Burglary of a Building other than a Dwelling as per his indictment. Judge Sanders sentenced McHpe to three years in the MDOC' sus- pended the time and placed the defendant in the Intensive Su- pervision Prcgrmn/House Ar- rest Program. He was ordered to pay all court costs and a prosecution fee of $200 within 60 days. • State vs. Reginald Gilm- ore. Guilty plea and sentencing order issued by court. Gilmore pied guilty to a felony charge of Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance -- Mari- juana More than 30 Grams but l_s than 250 Grams as per his indictment. Judge Sanders sentenced McPipe to three years in the MDOC, sus- pended the time and placed the defendant in the Intensive Supervision Program/House Arrest Program. He was or- dered to pay all court costs and a prosecution fee of $200 within 60 days. Judge Sand- ers also ordered that Counts 1 and 2 of said indictment are to dismissed. • State vs. Frank Turner, Jr. Judge Sanders has signed an order granting the defen- dant's motion to continue the trial in this case until the Feb- ruary, 2014, term of court. • State vs. Andreaius Samuels. Judge Sanders has signed an order granting the defendant's motion to continue the trial in this case until the February, 2014, term of court. • State vs. Jacob Quinlan. After hearing testimony of wit- nesses and viewing the evi- dence presented, Judge Sand- ers found said defendant guilty of driving under the influence, first offense. Judge Sanders ordered the defendant to pay a fine of $1,000, enter a DUI Intervention course for first time offenders and ordered his driver's license suspended for 90 days with credit for the time the license has already been suspended. • State vs. Ronnie Tues- no. During the ber, 2010, term of this court, said defen- dant was sentenced to a term ofl0 years in the MDOC on a charge of Aggravated Assault, to serve five years before being placed on Post-Release Super- vision for 5 years. Said defen- dant has complied with all of the requirements while on pro- bation, the court ordered him to be changed to non-reporting status. • State vs. Joshua Slack. On October 16, 2012, said de- fendant was found guilty to a felony charge of Accessory After the Fact to Burglary. He was sentenced and placed on five years probation. MDOC Field Officer Calvin Gaines has filed an affidavit with the court alleging that the defendant has violated the terms of his proba- tion by failing to report as di- rected and failure to pay court, prosecution and supervision fees. Based on this information Judge Sanders issued a war- rant for Slacts arrest. • State vs. Gregory Beck Judge Sanders signed an or- der requiring that defendant, a prisoner in the custody of the MIX)C, be brought to court for arraignment. • State vs. Billy Givens. Judge Sanders signed an or- der requiring that defendant, a prisoner in the custody of the MDOC, be brought to court for arraigmnent. • State vs. Stephanie Bev- erly. By order of Judge Sand- ers, this case has been set for arraignment for January 3, 2014, at 9 a.m. • State vs. Burnell Bell. Said defendant appeared in court on November 21, 2013, at which time he entered a plea of not guilty to a felony count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm as charged in his indictment. • State vs. William Skye QuiUen. Defendant appeared in court at which time he en- tered a plea of not guilty to three felony charges as follows: Count 1: Introduction of Con- traband into a Correctional Fa- cility; Count 2: Conspiracy to Commit a Crime; and Count 3: Burglary of a Storehouse. • State vs. Brittany Wadell Quillen. Defendant appeared in court at which time she en- tered a plea of not guilty to three felony chm,ges as follows: Count 1: Introduction of Con- traband into a Correctional Fa- cility;, Count 2: Conspiracy to Commit a Crime; and Count 3: Burglary of a Storehouse. • State vs. Tetvin Henyard. Defendant appeared in court at which time he entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of Motor Vehicle - Felony Taking - two counts. • State vs. Shanell Mo- nique Wilson. Defendant has appeared in court at which time she entered a plea of not guilty to a felony charge of Ar- sen 1st Degree. • State vs. Dalvin Ander- son. Defendant has appeared in court and entered a plea of not guilty to a felony charge of Burglary of a Dwelling. • State vs. Keyonda Bren- gettsy. Defendant has ap- peared in court and entered a plea of not guilty of a felony charge of Introduction of Con- traband into a Correctional Facility. • State vs. Billy Givens. Defendant has appeared in court and entered a plea of not guilty of a felony charge of Aggravated Assault. • State vs. Gregory Beck. Defendant has appeared in court and entered a plea of not guilty of a felony charge of Murder. • State vs. Kenitra Re- shun Weatherspoon. Defen- dant has appeared in court and entered a plea of not guilty of a felony charge of Arson 1st Degree. • State vs. Jamaeron Selvage. Defendant has ap- peared in court and entered a plea of not guilty of a felony charge of Burglary of a Dwell- ing. Courthouse Lack Of Heat Discussed, r Replacement Work Should Start Soon chez to perform necessary he had met with Sanchez The Wilkinson County services for the planned Oil officials relative to their Board of Supervisors again road overlay in Rolling Hills notice that they were go- discussed the need for re- Subdivision in First District ing to "force integrate" 170 pairs and/or replacement of Supervisor Wil Seal's dis- acres of land under which the broken and out of date trict. Seal has obtained a the county owned minerals boiler system in the base- Small Municipalities Grant which is located on Hwy. 24 ment of the Courthouse which will be used to pay for East of Woodville. which has been inoperable improvements and overlay "They have tentatively since the end of cold weath- to the roads in the subdivi- agreed to offer the county er early in 2013. sion near Centreville. JKS's a lease for $350/acre and Wilkinson County Circuit contract offer for the project 1/5 royalty," said Lewis. "I Clerk Lynn Delaney ap- is $16,000, which will be should know something on peared before the board to paid from grant funds. On this shortly." complain that neither she motion by Supervisor Seal Supervisor Seal said he nor her office staff could be and a second by Supervi- was receiving a number of expected to work in unsafe sor Kenyon Jackson, the inquiries about the delay in conditions caused by lack of board voted unanimously to completing the road overlay heat in her second floor of- accept the engineering of- in his district on one mile of rice. fer and the quote once the the Jackson La. Road. .Clerk Delaney stated at signed and executed grant "I spoke with the contrac- the:::Monday, December 2, contract is received from tor, Blane Company, and meeting of the board, "It is the State of Mississippi. they have reported that 61 ° outside right now and Mr. Lewis notified the weather permitting, they the temperature in my of- board that the county has would return to this coun- rice: is 37 °. We can't run completed an application ty next week to finish the electric heaters in my of- for a grant to purchase a overlay project. The tern- rice" because they throw the new fire truck for use by the peratures were too cold last breakers. I cannot, as clerk, county volunteer fire de- week to put down asphalt. ask.citizens to come into my partment. Hopefully the weather will freezing office to conduct Lewis also stated that the be suitable next week." business. I have even gone county was cooperatingwith Supervisor Nettles, who to people's cars to conduct Adams County to apply for until recently was over the business. Myself and my a regional recycling grant Wilkinson County county- stafhave all been ill due to which could mean a total wide department, brought the freezing temperatures of $72,000 in funding for up a matter related to an inm3r office.We have all had Wilkinson County. "The expense he has approved to go to the doctor's office for grant application should for payment. treatment." be complete and has been He reported, "We had an Wilkinson County Ad- filed," said Lewis. emergency at a bridge on ministrator Bruce Lewis Lewis announced that the Perrytown Road that. replied, "I am going to have the county's HOME grant would have limited access you some heat pretty soon." for funding to tear down to the northeastern section Lewis continued, "I must and rebuild from 2 to 5 ofWilkinsonCounty. Ineed- point out to you Mrs. Del- houses in this county has ed some dirt and bought it aney, that you cannot close been submitted. "We have from Thomas Ashley. The .your office. It is against the requested several changes countywide department law. I have seen several 'of- in the application, and they owes him $2,000. I make a :rice closed' signs posted on are being made," Lewis motion that we pay him this your office door. You don't commented, money for the dirt used to have the authority to post Lewis reported that he make emergency repairs at signs and lock your door. met with the Wilkinson the bridge in question." Your office must remain County Justice Court Clerk The motion was seconded oplen+ at all times during last week at which time he by Supervisor Richard Hol- regar business hours, requested a list of all indi- lins and passed by 5-0 vote. Only this board has the au- viduals with past due fines. Clerk Tolliver stated, thoriW to close an office for "They are preparing a list "Mr. Nettles I will need an any reason." which will include the indi- invoice from Mr. Ashley to He continued, "And, with vidual's name, their address match with this board or- the matter of electric heat- on file, amount due, date of der. He can write it down on ers, the electrical system court and the nature of the a piece of paper, or we can in the courthouse is not offense," said Lewis. "Once prepare one for him to sign." designed to handle the ex- we receive this list, we can Supervisor Nettles re- tra load caused by electric get started on collecting the ported that the Wilkinson heaters." money due this county." County Volunteer Fire De- Clerk Delaney asked the In continuing the dis- partment handled a wreck board members, "What can cussion concerning Justice on Saturday, November 30, I do with no heat. How do Court, Lewis said, "The jus- in which a chain saw was I serve the pubic from a tice court clerk has some needed to cut a tree to free a freezing office?" valid concerns. If money person trapped in the car. "I Administrator Lewis an- is collected during court, make a motion that WVFD swered with, "If I can get they don't want to leave the Chief Mary Frederick be al- additional quotes that are courthouse with this money lowed to purchase a chain lower than the $69,000 when court concludes. I can saw," said Nettles. quote we received recently, talk to Sheriff Reginald Administrator Lewis work could begin on remov- L. Jackson to see if he can stated,"There is already one ing the old boiler system as assign a deputy to attend on the inventory list for the early as tomorrow or later court and escort the clerks county fire department, but I this week." back to their office with the have no idea where it is." On recommendation by money, or we can look for a The board authorized Chief Administrator Lewis the secure place in the court- Frederick to make a purchase board voted 5-0 to reject the house to lock up any fine requisition for the saw. prior bid offer of $69,000 money they collect. I will County resident David and to authorize him to check into this and report McDonald appeared before work on other options and back to the board." the board to complain to obtaining lower quotes for Chancery Clerk Tolliver Second District Supervi- the boilerreplacement.This stated, "Bruce, we have sor Hollins about the ter- motion was made by Super- a safe place to secure the rible condition of the Pinck- Visor Jennings Nettles and money here in the court- neyville Road. seconded by Supervisor house if needed." Seal and passed with a 5-0 Administrator Lewis said (Continued on Page 6) vote. Chancery Clerk Thomas C. Tolliver, Jr., announced that representatives with AFLAC Health Company are scheduled to be in Wilkinson County on Mon- day and Tuesday, Decem- ber 9 and 10, to meet with county employees about their health coverages and to make necessary changes. Administrator Lewis re- ported that he had a offer "from Jordan, Kaiser and Sessions Engineers of Nat- Christmas Open House Set At Welcome Station The Woodville Hospital- ity Station on U.S. Hwy. 61 South of Woodville is hosting a Christmas Open House. The event will be held at the Welcome Station on Thursday, December 5, be- tween the hours of 1-4 p.m. Area kindergarten stu- dents will visit the center that morning to decorate the center's Christmas tree. "We are inviting the gen- eral public to attend," said Woodville Hospitality Sta- tion Supervisor Nanette D. Carter. WHAT IS THIS? -- Mike Quirk, farm manager at Loch Leven Plantation in western Wilkinson County, was helping friends clean up a barn near Lake Mary when he came across the cast iron pot and top shown above. The lid screws into the pot which has machine threads. The only markings are CCRY H195 on the pot and CCRY H218 on the lid. If any of our readers have an idea what this is, please contact The Woodville Republican at 601- 888-4293 or via email at: wrepublican@bellsouth. net. -- Submitted Photo