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ESTABLISHED AMITE DEMOCRAT 1825 CHANGED THE SOUTHERN HERALD 1865 _ 00outpern ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN YEARS CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OLDEST NEWSPAPER AND BUSINESS IN LIBERTY AND AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI VOL. 147 USPS505-960 LIBERTY, MISSISSIPPI NO. 05 Email The Southern Herald with your news at southernherald@bellsouth,net 10, MAY LEGALS .................................................................. PAGE 2 REUGION .................................................................... PAGE 4 CLASSIFIEDS ....................................... : ..................... PAGE 5 OBITUARIES ............................................................... PAGE 6 ***DEADLINE: TUESDAYS AT 12:00 NOON*** Then the whole body of them arose and brought Him (Jesus) before Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King." And Pilate asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him and said, "It is as you say." And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, '1 find no guilt in this man." But they kept on insisting, saying, "He stirs up the people, teach- ing all over Judea, starting from Galilee, even as far as this place." Butwhen Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. And when he learned that He belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was in Jerusalem at that time. Now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus; for he had wanted to see Him for a long time, because he had been hearing about Him and was hoping to see some sign performed by Him. And he ques- tioned Him at some length; but He answered him nothing. And the chief priests and the scribes were standing there, accusing Him vehemently. And Herod with his soldiers, after treat- ing Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gor- geous robe and sent Him back to Pilate. Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been at enmity with each other. And Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, "You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined Him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against Him. No, nor has Herod, for he sent Him back to us; and behold, nothing deserving death has been done by Him. I will therefore punish Him and release Him." Now he was obliged to release to them at the feast one prisoner. But they cried out all together, saying, "Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!" (He was one who had been thrown into prison for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder.) And Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed them again, but they kept on calling out, saying, "Crucify, crucify Himr' Luke 23:1- 21 (NAS) POLICE REPORT April, 2012 Below is a summary of recent activity in the Liberty Police Department: .... 1 possession of Marijuana less than 1 oz in a vehicle; 1 open container; 1 no tag; 2 noise ordinance loud music & Jake brake; 1 failure to maintain control of vehicle; 1 driving while license suspended implied consent; 1 DUI 3rd; 2 disregard for traffic device; 4 domestic; 1 disturbing the peace; 1 no driver's license; 1 possession of paraphernalia; 3 improper equipment; 1 failure to dim lights; 1 no proof of liability ins.; and 3 child restraint. The Liberty Police Department investigated 5 accidents with property damage, assisted unknown amount of motorists, escorted 4 funeral processions and answered complaint calls. TOWN & COUNTY COMMITTED TO NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Although there are many that would have God taken out of everything, the Town of Liberty and County of Amite, Mississippi are dedicated God-fearing people that commit to the National Day of Prayer. On Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 7:00 a.m. at the Harrison Building in Liberty, many gathered to observe the National Day of Prayer with Rev. Alton Foster, Director of Missions Mississippi Baptist Association, welcoming all who were present. Opening prayer was given by Rev. George Storm of Liberty Church of Prayer. Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church sung. Introduction of speakers was by Rev. Alton Foster. Dr. Steve Bishop, President of Southwest Mississippi Community College, deliv- ered the message. Bethel Baptist Church's children's choir lifted the audience with a song. Rev. Hilton Taplin of Snow Hill Missionary Baptist Church delivered the closing prayer. Also, at 12:00 noon at the Amite County Courthouse in Liberty National Day of Prayer was held With Rev. Hilton Taplin deliver- ing the prayer and the ringing of the bells took place. Many were present at both locations to witness God's power through prayer. CHAMBER TO MEET The regular monthly meeting of the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the HARRISON BUILDING in Liberty. Our guest speaker will be Jean Spring, Founder and Executive Director of Southwest Mississippi Christian Outreach Ministries, Inc. Our business of the month is Liberty Drug Store. Mr. Winbourne Sullivan bought the business April 1, 1965. He ran the operation until Ronnie and Cheryl Blalock bought it October 31, 2000. Several celebrities have come thru such as Trent Lott in 1996 and CNN doing a profile on Jerry Clower also in 1996. They have always had honest and hard working employees. The coffee shop is the BIG + for them where all the world's prob- lems are solved. Visit them today to see items such as Hallmark cards, candles, jewelry, photo machines, and much more. We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that helped make our Heritage Days a very successful event!! Please plan to attend and support our Chamber of Commerce. Meal provided for $8.00. Please RSVP - Jacob Poole @ 601-657-4375, Juanita Bates @ 225-235-8279 or Melissa Jackson @ 601-657-8035 AMITE COUNTY CRIME REPORT Below is a round-up of recent crimes and/or arrests made in the Amite County Area: Pearline Bland, 25, of Amite County, and Theresa Bland, of Amite County, were charged with aggravated assault following a confrontation between the two Wednesday of last week. Both bonded out the same day. Edward Lavelle Arnold, 58, of Gloster, was charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of Charles S. Saucier, 43, of Gloster. Arnold allegedly fired two or three shots with a .45-cal- iber semiautomatic pistol, where the bullets went through Saucier's windshield and one stuck Saucier in his forearm. Gloster Police Department was assisted by Liberty and Centreville Police Departments and the Amite County Sheriff's Office in the arrest. OLD PICTURED NEEDED Saturday, May 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. old pic- tures of places, people and scenes from Amite County will be scanned at the Little Red School House in Liberty. We encourage you to bring yours out so they can be included. NORTH CENTRAL FIRE DEPT FUNDRAISER The North Central Fire Department will be sponsoring a "Cow Patty Drop" fundraiser May 19, 2012 at 5:00 p.m at the Fire House located on Pecan Road. Tickets are $10.00 per square for a chance to win $200.00 cash. We will also be offering Pastayla plates for a donation. NO MONEY ON LSBP David Cothren, County Engineer, talked to the Amite County Board of Supervisors about the funds not being allo- cated by legislation for bridge repairs. The Board discussed how they would be able to fix bridges without these funds. Programs that are already in Jackson waiting for approval may be funded, but new ones will not at this time. The County is trying to reseal nine miles in each dis- trict at a cost of $2,114,628.00, if the state approves to pay projects aleady in place in Jackson. Sheriff The Board approved to enter a local agreement between the Amite County Sheriff's Office and Franklin County on housing inmates for Franklin County at a price set by the state. The Sheriff is sending Anthony Reed to the Field Sobriety Test School in McComb. Also, the Sheriff is sending Ray Lofton and Angle Leahman to Jail Certification Class. The Sheriff placed Dewayne Weaver as part-time jailer at $7.50 an hour to work less than 20 hours per week. Purchasing Clerks The Board approved to send Helen Wells and Carolyn Patterson to the recertification seminar in Jackson, which is required by the state. Ambulance The Board approved the purchase of a chess compres- sion system to be used on the ambulance service at a cost of $14,317.50. TOWN REJECTS BID The Town had published an advertisement for bids on 5.2 acres on Highway 24. Only one bid was submitted by Evergreen Industries for $4,010.00. The bid was reject- ed, for the Board felt that that bid was too low. In other business, the Board: Approved to pay the dues for the Municipal Judge Association at $25.00. They also approved travel reimbursement for the Municipal Court Judge semi- nar. WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT THIS YEAR'S HERITAGE DAYS. PLEASE EMAIL US, CALL US OR WRITE AT THE SOUTHERN HERALD. HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL A BLAST! Liberty celebrated Heritage Days this year on May 4-5, 2012, where many vendors came out to participate. From items of clothing to fresh made jams and jellies, there was something for everyone. An antique/classic car show, book signings, tours of the Liberty Red School House, Walk/Run, and wrestling. Liberty Has Talent consisted of many children, teens and adults performing. They danced, sang, and brought their talent to the table. Fortunately, the weather was beautiful and the rains held off long enough for the much anticipated street dance to end the festival Saturday night featuring Ghost Town. Every year there's something new added at some point or another. We look forward to next year's festival and hope to see you there! Amite County Miss Hospitality Savanna Leigh Smith poses for the camera at Heritge Days. Tami Hottard-Strittmatter holds a booksigning at the Liberty Library. Wrestler Reggie stands on the ropes after winning his match. asslc ne up to s many peop e enjoy the pureness of what once was and still is...