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Fgals page 2 I IrReligion page 4 I IIClassifieds page 7 IIObituaries page 8 : ! F' '-:E~TT c Email The Southern Herald with your news at southernherald @ bellsouthonet ESTABLISHED AMITE DEMOCRAT 1825 CHANGED THE SOUTHERN HERALD 1865 THURSDAY 08 November, 2007 ONE HUNDRED FORTY YEARS CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OLDEST NEWSPAPER AND BUSINESS IN LIBERTY AND AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI VOL, 141 USPS505-960 LIBERTY, MISSISSIPPI NO.30 A.S.C. G RADUATE Election Summary Report Date:l.07,0,l ~Jeneral P~leCtlOn s LOSES BOTH LEGS IN o:00:,8:10, rage:l OlJI Amlte Co Mississippi I ATTACK ON VEHICLE Tuesday, November 6, 2007 I As I have said before, we are Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races I affected when one of our own is Registcred Voters 0 - Cards Cast 5003 0,00% Nmn. Repon Precinct 2? - Num. Reponing27 100.00% harmed or killed in this or that war G or i StateT r that our country is involved in. We Tota ! T~ta i NtLmber of Precincts 27 'l Ntunber of Precincts 27 !, shed tears, pray for the families and Precincts Reporting 27 100.0 % Precincts Reporting 27 100.0 % Total Votes 4926 ' Total Votes 4763 try our best to be as gentle as we ~. ~! can with them. [ Barbour, Haley Kep 2587 52.52% I Reeves, Tate Rep 2420 50.81%i / Write-in Votes I 0.02%:' L write-in votes " 0 0.00%~ Josh Wells, 21, graduated from +---. ~-m----~-~:~ ~-~ ~::.~-:~-=~--==-~ Amite School Center in 2005, LieutenantGovemor CommissionerofAgriculture Total I Commerce Total where he played every sport they NumberofPr cincts 27 [INumberofPr cincts 27 l had. He joined the service after Precincts Reporting 27 100.0 */O[ IPrecmctsKeportm~ 27 100.0 %l To al Votes 4858 ITotal Votes 4833 [ high school, but met with complica- ~~: I~[ I Bryant, Phil gep 2723 56.05%~1 SpolI, Lester eRp 2314 47.88*/0[ tions with the National Guard that L votes 1 0.02%,~ I Riley, PaulLesli Cns 2465.09*/*t encouraged him to take some .-~-:~-,:- : : :~-~"-7--. ~-~IWrite-in Votes 0 0.00%l Secre ary of State I " classes at Southwest Mississippi Tota~ ! Commissioneroflnsurance ; Community College. Later he enlist- NumberofPrecincts 27 I Total i VrecinctsReponing 27 1000 % I NumberofPrecincts "-~7 ! ed in the U.S. Army and completedTotalVotes 4799 Pr cinctsReponing 27I00.0 %[ his training at Fort Benning, Geor- ~ i To~lVo,e~ 4830 t l H Delbert Rep 2275 47.41%;I ~487 497.3~://**f gia. He was then shipped off in July L votes I 0.02*/, I Chaaey, Mike Rep 2542 52.63./,]; to serve in Iraq. ~ ~ A U.S. Army specialist now, ~ Total ~ P~l~cSe,~coCo, . INumber f PreCincts 27 [ I lO[al [ Wells was injured Friday, Novem- I Pre mctsReponing 27100.0 */el [ N~berotPr cmcts ~-/ t ber 2, 2007, while sewing in Iraq, ITotalVotes 4837 I ~ort=g . ~ ,oo.+ ~ I' I,ood, Sim Dem 288659.67%:I l ot.a~Votes 4/J? [ where both legs were lost in an IHopkins. AI Rep 1951 40.33"/*~il Colher, Mlke Dem 2OlU ~,O.OIW*[, explosive attack on the Stryker LW r~t ~nVetes 0 0.00%~1 ,e,~,L~o,=~p 2051 43.32%t~ : :: lWrite-"= Votes "9 Light Armored Vehicle he was dri- : ving. Wells is the son of Billy Wells Jr. of Smithdale and Lydia Landtrip of ATTENTION ATTENTION Anyone interested in being in the 2007 Christmas Parade, please contact Peggy Verneuil at Liberty Community Living Center at 601-657-1000, between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Applications may be picked up at the following places: Liberty Community Living Center Liberty Town Hall First Bank Trustmark Bank Amite County Co-op State Auditor I . . Total :Transportation Cortwnlssmner Number of Precincts 27 Total Precincts Reporting 27 1000 %l,Number of Precincts 27 I TotalVotes 4815!: Precincts Reporting 27 100.0 %[ Suntrall, Mike Dem 241250.09% i Total Votes 4783 l': Magnolia. Before leaving for Iraq, I Pickering, StaceyE. Rep 240349.91'/o~: I Brown, Wayne Dem 2977 62.24%[ [ Write-inVoice 0 0,00%~1 Ben field, I.~Rcp 1806 37.76"/o[i Josh proposed to his girlfriend, . =~l Write'inV ~tSs.~ ~ 00 ~)*A~ :: Brandy Clark, and the two were to rDistrlct Attorney District6 ] Ch~ceryClerk [ mar~ after he got out of the Army. / Tota,Total / Number of Precincts 27 ' Number of Precincts 27 So far, the wedding is still on, as /PrecinctsReponing 27 100.0 /oiI Precincts Reporting 27 100.0 %[ love is more powerful than any evil /Total Votes 4250 ~ I TotaIVotes 4334 ! / Dem 4"4~-~3 ~o : 1~ Dem ~-'~'~3"%/oi this world can dish out. [Write-in Votes 3 0.07%:: ~otes 3 0.07 /,I Josh has been transported from State Senate District 37 I' Circuit Clerk a military hospital in Germany to Total l Total Number of Precincts 19 Number of Frecincts 27 Brooke Army Medical Center in San Precincts Reporting 19100.0 % Precincts Reporting 27 160.0 % Antonio, Texas, where his mother TotalVotes 2448 i TotalVotes 4359 I bearing, Bob M. Dem 244499.84% :Walsh, Sharon Dem 435899.98% and father are expected to join him. L Write-in Votes 4 0.16'/*~ Writa-inVotes I 0.02*/, The doctors will try to fit him with LINDSEY REPORTS MOBILE HOMES SALES Jennifer Lindsey presented to the Board of Supervisors showing that her office has collected $104,832.61 in 2006 mobile homes taxes. She said that certified letters were mailed to all delinquent mobile homes accounts, and the circuit clerks office on forty-two delinquent accounts. Finally warrants were issued through the Sheriff's depart- ment to seize the remaining twenty- five delinquent accounts. Orange notices of seizure were attached to the mobile homes. There were only two delinquent accounts unpaid. Jennifer Lindsey requested pay- ment to Circuit Clerk Sharon Walsh for the filing of the forty-two tax liens at $5.00 per lien, for $210.00. Also to pay Sheriff Tim Perkin's office for sewing twenty-five war- rants at $25.00 each for a total of $625.00. In other business: Approved Supervisor Will Pew- eli's request to hire James Robin- son as a full-time employee in his district. Noted that bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on December 3, 2007 for feeding inmates, bank deposito- ry, and all county supplies. Hired Wayne Winfiled as a full- time driver for the solid waste department, and Leroy Hansford as a part-time driver, on the recom- mendation of Murry Toney, solid waste enforcement officer. Noted the courthouse will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2007, for Veterans Day and November 22, 2007 for Thanksgiv- ing. Liberty Lumber Co. Liberty Drug Store Napa Auto Parts Farm Bureau FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED prosthetics, and an ambitious prog- nosis ha,;s him walking in a few months. They are all hoping fo~'the best and are happy their son has State Senate District 38 [! [Coromer / Total . " invited veterans to join county Total [: / Number of Precincts 27 )1 Number of Precincts 10 ' Pre inctsReporting *-. i0 100.0"~;: t P,=inc.~ po"ing ~7 ooo */, officials at 1 1:00 a.m. Sat~r,#ay, TotalVotes 1746 ;~ I Toe, Votes' D ~-~-~6~t November 10, 2007, upstairs in the Butler, K lvinE. Dem 1745 99.94%1:/ Ma[ge ,JamesC. em " *I Wriite-inVotes 10 0.24*/*county courthouse. Write-in V I 0.06o/o ~ ~in VOteS . Amite County Farm Bureau recently awarded scholarships to three students within its service area. The scholarshipp program was established in 2004. Recipients of the scholarships are: Tyler Wall, of Gillsburg, who is a Southwest Mississippi Community College freshman. Wall received a $1,250.00 scholarship and is the son of Jeffery and Kathy Wall. Gabrielle Dillon, of Liberty, who is a Mississippi State University stu- dent and Amite County High School graduate. Dillon received a $2,500.00 scholarship and is the daughter of L.S. and Dollie Patter- son. Callie Ruth Causey, of Liberty, who is a Southwest Mississippi Community College freshman and ASC graduate. Causey received a $1,250.00 scholarship and is the daughter of Faye and Ken Causey. Congratulations to each of these students and good luck! CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO MEET The Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce will meet ,'- "' ,u,~y, November !2, ~ at 12:00 Noon :: the Liberty Community Living Center. Guest speaker will be Amite County resident Randy Watts, for- mer FBI employee, as well as 22 years of head security experience o+ I SU. A meal will L [ ')vidod for $6.00. mitfi S* returned, as he could have very well died in the incident. LOCAL WORLD In July, when Josh was shipped out, he had eighteen months to WAR II VETERANS serve in the Army, then he could SOUGHT come home. The Wells are happy to have their son home alive and State House District 53 ~ Sheriff Total Total /~; Number of Precincts 2 I Number of Precincts 27 Precincts Reporting 2 1000 %1 Precincts Reporting 27 100.0 %! Total Votes 434,Total Votes 4234 i Moak, Bobby P.em 32775.3"5~ Perkins Tim Dem 422299.72%[ I Mason, Carl Cn~ I0724.65% Write-in Votes 2 0.28%t: --~-- =-~+~Superintendent of Educatinn Board of Supervisors President need all of our prayers so their jour- stata H District 96 ti Total ~t; Total Number of Precincts 27 NumberofPrecincts 15 ;, Pr cinctsReporting 27 100.0 % ney is as painless and smooth as I Precincts Reporting 15 I00.0 %; TotalVotes 4864 l' possible. Total Votes 2681 Hopf, Debbse' B. Dcm 330567.95% I I'-~ckerham, Angee Dem 26779985% : McGehee SusanT. lnd 155431.95%t l Write-in Votes 4 0.15% Write-in Votes 5 0.10 /*j= 911 ADDRESSES ,a,e District 97 bTaxA Collector IMPORTANT,Number of Precincts Tot:; ~ ~ To~! [ Precincts Reporting 0 00.0 Fo ~-: Precincts Reporting 27 100.0 Yo l Sam Walsh, County 911 coordi- .Tota Votes 126 ~ TotalVotes 4371 I I Mms V SamC. Rep l 25 99.91% + ~~1: nator, urges all residents to mark L Write-in Votes l 0.09%,Write-inVot s ~ l 0.02%: their addresses at the end of their " :~~=~:~:~ ~ "-~==-~=~-~: driveways with numbers at least 2.lusticeCounJudgeNorthern tSupervisor District 3 Total / Total / inches tall in order to help emer- NumberofPrecincts 15 :' NumberofPrecincts/ 5 [ Precincts Reporting 15 100.0 %!! Precincts Reporting 5 100.0 % gency personnel find the correct Total Votes 2427 : Total Votes 801 i homes when responding to 911 [ ~ - ~ ~ ~:!1 Whiuington, Jackie Dem 799 99.75%1 L Write-in Votes 3 0.12% I Write-in Votes Dale Sterling is asking that all local veterans that served in World War II to please contact him, as France is honoring qualified veterans a French Legion of Honor Medal. The veterans who are qualified are those that earned,+at the minimum, the Bronze Star, during their ser- vice in the European Theater. Many have already been located in the United States, and Sterling would like to see some from our state honored as well. FOG CONTRIBUTES TO ACCIDENT Monday morning, November 5, 2007, Lashanda Funchess, of Amite County, was injured in a two- vehicle wreck due to foggy condi- tions. The wreck occurred on Smithdale Road west of McComb. Funchess was on her way to work and was at the intersection of Tangipahoa Road near the old cot- ton gin in Amite County when her Nissan Altima struck a cattle trailer pulled by Jeff Deer's, of the Navilla community, Dodge Ram extended- cab pickup. He didn't appear injured. Funchess was transported by an EmergyStat ambulance to South- west Mississippi Regional Medical Center having sustained injuries to her left arm and right leg. There were no further details availal~le at the time of this article. calls. Citizens that live on private dri- ves with three or more residences are urged to call Walsh so that the road can be properly marked for emergency vehicles to find. These roads will be marked by blue signs, but the county will not be responsi- ble for the roads' upkeep. For each residence on these roads, there should be a 911 address at the end of each driveway. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY o0 : We are Grateful to all Veterans Supervisor District 1 [~' who have sewed this great country NumberofPrecincts Total i. join us in honoring them Nov. 10thPrecincts Reporting 5 5 100.0 %:, at 11 o'clock Amite County Court- Tin, Votes 9,3 I~erling, DaleDem 939 99.58% house, Liberty, Ms. LWrite-in Vot s 4 0.42% "Greater love hath no man than ~. Supervisor District 2 to lay down his life for his country". Number of Precincts Total f: Amite County American Legion PrecinctsReponln8 6 i 6 I00.0 %!~ U nit #76 Total Votes 716 Pow ll, WillL. Dem 714 99.72% Amite County American Legion t ~rite.inVotes 2 0.28% AUX. Unit#76 2 0.25. / J '[ I Justice Court Judge Southern Total L Supervisor District 4 Total Number of Precincts 13 ~ INumber of Precincts 5 | Precincts Reporting 13 I00.0 %~,',Precincts Reporting I TotaIVotes 1786 ~ [TotalVotes 117~ 100.0 % Green, Louis Dem ~ ~ / Taylor, Travis Dem 617 52.33%t Write-in Votes 2 0.11%~ / Graves, Butch lnd 562 47.67%~' :~,~-:~:lWLit~.~VoleL~ . 2o. 0. 00 */~, coostab,e o,bern ti I %'t Number of Precincts 15,Tot~ PrecinctsReponing 15 1000 %; NumberorPrecincts Total Votes 2407 Precincts Reporting 6 100.0, Toney, Murry Dem 240~ 99.75'7,',: Total Votes 739 1 Write-in Votes 0.25% '~ Lawson, Max Dem 73799 73% 7=.---~;~ ~ Write-in Votes 2 0127% l Constable Southern 1+ To~a~ ! Election Commissioner District 5 Number of Precincts Total I Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 % Number of Precincts 6 Total Votes 1766 Precincts Reporting 6 100.0 % ] Bates, JenTBruce Dem 1766 100.00%1TotalVotes 703 99.86*,/ L write-in Votes 702 Jones, Frtmaes Write-in Votes 1 0, 14% 0 0 LIBERTY, MS RK ,a, Live HOLIDAYS SET The Board of Alderman for the Town of Liberty set the holi- days for Veteran's Day, Monday, November 12, 2007, and Thanksgiving, Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, 2007. Bobby Smith with Southwest Mississippi Planning and Development discussed the CBDG community block devel- opment grant, and set a public hearing for December 4, 2007 at 4:00 P.M. In other business: The Board accepted the land roll with the exception of Air Cruisers, Liberty Chevron, Betty's Attic and DJ's Audio. The Board authorized the application for the Homeland Security and Anti-terrorism grant. The Board approved the general liability insurance pre- mium and administrative fee. Liability package $6,713.00 and administrative fee of $746.00. The Board authorized Natural Gas Public Awareness mailing. Approved closing out the Ado- lescent Offender Program grant, which did not receive funding for a new year. AMITE COUNTY CRIME REPORT Below is a round-up of crimes and/or arrest made in the Amite County Area: Joe Clayton Brown, 29, of Lib- erty, was charged with domestic violence/aggravated assault, and released on a $5,000.00 bond. No further details were available at the time of this report. Sidney Anderson Jr 45, of Gloster, was charged with posses- sion of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. No further details were available at the time of this report. Anthony Taplin, 27, of Liberty, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. No further details were available at the time of this report. Dornell Terrell Gillard, 28, of Liberty, was arrested in Pike Coun- ty and was charged with posses- sion of marijuana with intent to dis- tribute and careless. He was released on a $15,185.00 bond. No further details were available at the time of this report. Teresa L. Thayer, 42, of Smitfi- dale, was charged with possession of crack, DUI-other, no driver's license, expired inspection sticker, no insurance adn possession of paraphernalia. No further details were available at the time of this report. James Walker, 51, of Gloster, was charged with failure to report as a sex offender. No further details were available at the time of this report. Steven Smith, 42, of Hazel- hurst, was charged by Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents with possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors for methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. methamphetamine. No further details were available at the time of this report. Robin Carraway, of Hazelhurst, was charged by Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents with possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors for methampheta- mine, and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, methampheta- mine. No further details were avail- able at the time of this report. t;