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2STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE wmw,Urasm NIHOMZED RETAIl,Eli I LOCAL I www.stommmntenterwise,com HIGHWAY May 2, 2012 continued from front page King explained Mississippi was one of few states still moving: forward with construc- tion projects and not cutting back to a main, tenance-ouly policy of roadwork. 'rhere simply is not enough money to go around to do all the con. struction projects our constituents would like to see done," he said. "We're doing what we feel capable of doing with the money we have available to us." Following the meeting with the board, the l MDOT group c( ,nl inued to the old depot to meet with the SCEDP and others. King reiterated the need for communication between municipalities and the MDOT and stressed the importance of roads to economic development. WIGGINS MAYOR JERRY ALEXANDER (SECOND FROM LEFT) AND STONE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVI- SORS PRESIDENT SC01"r STRICKLAND (FAR RIGHT) SPEAK WITH MDOT SOUTHERN DISTRICT COMMiS- SIONER TOM KING LAST WEEK AT A RECEPTION AT THE STONE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PART- NERSHIP. CHRISTOPHER UPTON, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS WITH STONE COUNTY HOSPITAL LOOKS ON. ENTERPRISE PHOTO BY JODY O'HAPJ COMMITTE continued from front page "That's the way we've did not want to take always done it," the part. mayor said, referring to The three aldermen, in the two-alderman, one order to avoid coming department head pro- posal. "If fall want to do something different, that's up to you." The board ultimately decided to appoint Miles, Ward 3 Alderman Derrick Gates and Ward 1 Alderman Darrell Berry after Hall said he together and necessitat- ing a called meeting, each took home packets ................ they came back together at Tuesday's meeting to make recommendations. "This requires a fair amount of work to study each bid, assign scores based on those bids and decide who should be awarded the contracts," Miles said. "This is not a slam-dunk for any of the bidders." MURALS continued from front page. are a tremendous cul- tural asset that will help us grow our tourism economy. In these eco- nomic times, we have the responsibity to make use of every possi- ble asset we have - and wein Stone County are blessed with many." Lewis said a person can better understand who they are through having a better under- standing of where they come from, that place each of us calls home. "ro a great degree, who we are is defined by where we're from," she said. The visual stories which are the murals can be found in Blaylock Park, in school and pub- lie libraries, in the Jay Hannah 'Dizzy' Dean rest area on Hwy. 49 and as a traveling mural which makes the rounds during 'Telling Trees' presentations. Strickland said there should be no mistake, the credit is  due those" who've made the murals a dream which has been, and is still being, real- ized. "Ms. Lewis, Ms. Cassibry and Elizabeth Veglia and the students from MGCCC and all the others who've made this a reality are to be com- mended for their efforts to make our county dis- tinctive with the murals they've already put in place as well as the oth- The board expected to award the contracts dur- ing Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting in order to allow the bid- ders to prepare in time for a May 18 deadline on grant applications. ers they have planned." Like Strickland, Gumm commended those whose efforts have resulted in SC643. "We are tremendously grateful to the many artists who helped to create the murals," he said. "Also, thanks go to our legislative delega- tion - Senators Smith, Billy Hudson and Phillip Gandy and Representatives Doug McLeod and Timmy Ladner - as well as the entire Legislature for helping us get the word out about an amazing artistic asset, making Stone County an even more attractive tourism stop and destination." iil I i q   ii i?ii:!][ %I T:!iilIi ! '!! ' THE Moll. 00,oBLOCK FREE TOPSY TURVY PLANTER Buy $25 of Vegetable Plants/Seeds and receive a FREE Topsy Turvy Planter S&P FARM AND GARDEN from In :: 1-928-3333 1 105 E. BOND AVE, WIGGINS !ili ii ''''1%!l;![!i'!Ft - i .....  ..... , ' .......... ........ ' ,,, III ltll ,,i )ilt  :,1I', ,, r,ill [[]11 [![,l [,,l ;i lllDqgllllUlllMlmml,