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The Perry County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was opened with prayer by Supervisor Bobby Bolton.
Minutes of the February 4th and February 13th meeting were read and approved.
The board met with representatives of youth baseball concerning a countywide sports complex. Michael Hunt addressed the board, president of the New Augusta Dixie Youth Baseball Association. He asked about finding a central location to possibly build a sports complex for baseball. Discussion turned to the availability of grants for this type of project. It is the consensus of the four associations to attempt to build a central complex. “The goal in meeting today is to make sure we are all in agreement with this,” Supervisor Kevin Shows said. “As far as youth sports goes it would be one of the better things we have done,” Supervisor Lanny Mixon said.
Meeting with the board next was Jerry "Popeye" Odom concerning the use of the Multi-Purpose Center. He presented a request for use of the 4-H for dates for their events. After some discussion the request was approved.
Other items approved by the board included:
• school bus turnarounds as presented by the Perry County Board of Education;
• school bus turnarounds as presented by the Richton School District:
• a board order approving a logging permit for Joseph Hickman Logging to haul on Fairley Bridge Road to Highway 29;
• a memorandum of settlement between Perry County and Robert Shows for damage to a 2000 Ford F-250 pickup in the amount of $160.50;
• for Tax Collector Amy Cochran to attend three meetings in April and June;
Fines and fees from the Justice Court for the period January 1-31, 2013 were: Fines and fees for county deposit $17,041.85; fines and fees for county deposit $19,502.25; and civil fees for county deposit $2,285.00.
Next on the agenda was a request to purchase an advertisement with the American Cancer Society/ Relay for Life in the amount of $1,000.00, which was approved.
The board met with Mike Purvis of Premise Corporation next concerning the computers in the Tax Collector's Office. Purvis said that he had a server crash in the tax collector's office and was able to patch it and restore most all of the data. “Because of the age of the system there are some other items that will also have to be replaced in addition to the server,” Mr. Purvis said. Prices given ranged from $45,494.00 to $47,474.00. An additional $1,500.00 was in the quote to add a station in the Chancery Clerk's Office.
There was discussion on possibly running some new electrical lines connected to the generator that would keep the system up once the generator switched over.
After some further discussion it was approved to do an emergency purchase on the system and put a five year warranty/service package with it.
It was noted that the tax collector and justice court both lost some information in the crash of the server and was not able to be recovered.
A total of eight memorandum of agreements/board orders were presented and approved:
• order to transfer $10,000.00 from the General County Fund to the District Attorney salary fund;
• agreement between Perry County and the Janice Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $4,000.00;
• agreement between Perry County and the Runnelstown Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $5,000.00;
• agreement between Perry County and the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $5,000.00;
• agreement between Perry County and the Hintonville Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $5,000.00;
• agreement between Perry County and the Richton Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $1,000.00;
• agreement between Perry County and the New Augusta Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $4,000.00;
• agreement between Perry County and the Beaumont Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $4,000.00.
Claims #1452 to #1661 were approved to be paid with the exception of Claim #1639 to Empire Truck Sales in the amount of $16,311.71.
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No serious injuries were reported in this three vehicle accident that occurred last Wednesday afternoon around 2:40 p.m. on Highway 15 just North of Richton. According to officials the dump truck was hauling a trackhoe heading South on Highway 15 when some persons pushed a small pickup into the roadway as they were trying to get it started. The driver of the dump truck could not pass the truck due to another vehicle coming towards him in the other lane and he bumped the small truck. As the dump truck was heading for the side of the road another vehicle (shown above) was coming up to a stop sign from the side road. The dump truck hit the small SUV and it flipped over. The driver of the small SUV only had minor cuts and scratches.
Marriage licenses applied for in Perry County, October-December 2012:
October 2, 2012: Larry D. Bolton, BM, 48, of Beaumont, MS to Stephanie Renee Hinton, BF, 44, of Beaumont, MS.
October 3, 2012: Reginald Ronell McDonald, 43, BM, of Richton, MS to Regina Lynette Wheat, 40, BF, of Richton, MS.
October 15, 2012: Gregory Brian Breland, 42, WM, of Petal, MS to Tammy Arlene Eubanks, 41, WF, of Beaumont, MS.
October 22, 2012: Colton Young Lott, 19, WM, of Brooklyn, MS to London Brook Carnahan, 18, WF, of Richton, MS.
October 29, 2012: Arjohner Derick Hardy, 33, BM, of State Line, MS to Latoya Brandice McSwain, 32, BF, of New Augusta, MS.
October 29, 2012: Carlin Chase Walley, 20, WM, of Richton, MS to Kristen Hope Henderson, 19, WF, of Beaumont, MS.
November 9, 2012: Brandon Alan Wilson, 21, WM, of Richton, MS to Ashley Nichole Cowart, 17, WF, of Richton, MS.
November 16, 2012: Tom Henry Penton, 23, WM, of Beaumont, MS to Kathryn Hope Rawls, 20, WF, of New Augusta, MS.
November 21, 2012: Oliver Farrell Johnson, 35, WM, of Wiggins, MS to Katy Lynn Kirkpatrick, 23, WF, of Wiggins, MS.
November 26, 2012: Jared Michael Graham, 25, WM, of Petal, MS to Kimberlie Faith Rawls, 22, WF, of Petal, MS.
November 27, 2012: Josey Michael Breland, 22, WM, of Petal, MS to Carlie Jean Reid, 18, WF, of Petal, MS.
November 28, 2012: George Aaron White, 44, WM, of Petal, MS to Linda N. Byrd, 41, WF, of Petal, MS.
December 3, 2012: Zachary Ryan Lott, 23, WM, of Beaumont, MS to Kristen Lea Sigrest, 24, WF, of Richton, MS.
December 5, 2012: Adam Lee Bell, 32, WM, of Ovett, MS to Charity D. Burkhalter, 33, WF, of Saucier, MS.
December 11, 2012: Brian Collins Smith, 33, WM, of Richton, MS to Staci Lynnette Whiteaker, 32, WF, of Richton, MS.
December 14, 2012: Ronnie Reid Nowell, 27, WM of Richton, MS to Virginia Rebecca Caudill, 23, WF, of Richton, MS.
December 17, 2012: Richard Everette Sagrillo, 86, WM, of Hattiesburg, MS to Patricia Eileen Dwyer, 53, WF, of Petal, MS.
December 21, 2012: Charles Edwin Strickland, 57, WM, of Richton, MS to Melissa Lee Moore, 46, WF, of Petal, MS.
December 21, 2012: Donald Lee Griffin, 57, BM, of Hattiesburg, MS to Brenda Fay Baker, 45, BF, of Hattiesburg, MS.
December 26, 2012: Adam Chase Scarbrough, 23, WM, of Richton, MS to Tracey Lea Smith, 24, WF, of Petal, MS.
Governor Phil Bryant proclaimed February 17-23, 2013 as School Board Member Recognition Week.
Beaumont Elementary School was proud to host the District Spelling Bee for Perry County Schools on February 11, 2013.
Runnelstown, New Augusta, and Beaumont had enthusiastic young people to represent each school for grades four-eight.
The winning student for forth grade was Kayla Dusek from Runnelstown.
Fifth grade winner was Jordan Anders representing Beaumont.
New Augusta Student, Elisabeth Walters, walked away as sixth grade winner.
Beaumont student Caitlyn Bolton was the seventh grade winner.
New Augusta student, Troy Fite, battled it out wit Will Windham, from Beaumont, to eventually win for eighth grade.
Each of these winners (4-8) then competed for District Spelling Bee winner.
After a fierce competition between Caitlyn Bolton and Troy Fite, the ultimate District Spelling Bee winner was eighth grade student , Troy Fite.
Beaumont Elementary would like to shout out a special "thank-you" to Maurine Philpot, Mary West, Peggy Williamson, and Joni Woods for serving as pronouncer and/or judges. They had a hard job and their participation was essential to this event.
The Richton Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Erica Giadrosich has been chosen the December Student of the Month. Erica, a senior at Richton High School, is the daughter of Shane and JoAnn Giadrosich.
Erica currently holds a 4.0 GPA. She has been nominated by her peers as Best Personality and Most Likely to Succeed. Erica has also been recognized with such honors as Richton High School’s Rebel Scholars and a Mississippi Scholar. She has maintained all A’s throughout high school; some of her honors include the highest GPA in Pre-Calculus, Algebra I, and she has also received the Drug Education Award. Erica was also given the opportunity to attend Mississippi’s Girls State at the University of Southern Mississippi the summer of her senior year. Erica served as class vice president during her 9th and 10th grade years. Although her academic schedule is full, she manages to find time to be involved with many extracurricular activities such as High School Beta, Mu Alpha Beta, Future Educators of America, the Fellowship of Christian Students, Diamond Girls, and has competed in the Jones Jr. College Academic Math/Quiz Bowl.
Erica enjoys worshiping with her church family at First Pentecostal Church of Richton where she is active in her youth group. While working with the youth of her church, Erica has also had the opportunity to be involved with many worthwhile activities that have benefited the community such as See You at the Pole and has participated in mission work around the area with her fellow youth members.
Erica has chosen Ms. Sabina Allen as Rotary Teacher of the Month. Ms. Allen has taught at Richton High for 11 years. She teaches AP English III and IV, English IV, Short Stories, and Mythology. Ms. Allen received her B.A. and M. Ed/English from William Carey University. She resides in Hattiesburg with her children Celeste and Allen Scarbrough.
The Richton Rotary Club would like to congratulate Erica and Ms. Allen. It is an honor to have such an outstanding young lady and dedicated teacher represent the Richton Rotary Club as Student and Teacher of the Month.
A two vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon occurred on Highway 42 inside the Richton town limits. A small bus from Community Development Inc. allegedly was traveling East and made a turn in front of a car that was heading West into Richton. No injuries were reported in the accident, which is still under investigation. (staff photo)