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! )m Wednesday, JUNE 4, 2003 Stone County Enterprise Page 13 underway for Hwy 57 bridge Mississippi Laurel. MS. at a cost of beams have been set and work is an emer- repairs to the located at Count,... south of aCcording to awarded to of $67.096.50. The Notice to Proceed was issued on May 19. 2(R)3. and the contractor began v, orking on the project on Tuesday. Max 20th. MDOT was required to award this contract due to fire damage on the bridge. The damaged bridge span and beams have been demolished. The new underway on the concrete struc- ture. The estimated completion date for this project is summer of 2fRY3. Updates will be provided as work progresses. For addi- tional infl)rmation, you may call the MDOT Public Affairs Division at 601i 359-7017. record fish announced L2ar (if state record 5-pound 8- 'While fishing His catch record of Kevin Jarvis to the es and earlier. Earl became the for alli- was fishing when he alligator gar. More than an hour later. Stafford landed the huge fish. Later. Natchez Seafood Company Owner Steve Satchfield contacted DWFP Conservation Officer Ricky Long to determine if the big fish was a state record. On May 6. Fisheries Biologist John Skains. and lcthyologist Dr. Todd Slack made a positive species identification, witnessed the certified weight, and pho- tographed the fish. The big gar measured 7 feet 11.5 inches from snout to tail and had a girth of 41 inches. Nationally. this is the second largest alligator gar to be sub- mitted to the National Freshwater Hall of Fame located in Havward, Wisconsin. If official tests on the line Stalford submitted confirm that it is 50-pound test, Earl will be recognized as the world record holder for the 50-pound line class for alligator gar. Earl,s fish is being mounted fl)r display at the Natchez Seafood Company. For additional information, contact the Fisheries Division 601-432-22(X). Unemployment rates drops JACKSON---More emplo,,- improved picture in April were ment and less unemployment job gains in the leisure and hos- sent Mississippi's unemploy- pilality sector of the economy as ment rate down in April to 6 per- the summer tourist season cent. the Mississippi begins heaiing up. In the sec- Employment Security Commission  MES('j announced Friday. In April 1.300 more Mississippians were working than in March and 4JXX) tess were unemployed. The March unemployment rate was 6.2 per- cent. The national unadjusted unemployment rate for April was 5.8 percent. April continued a tour-month trend of bettering last 3ear's unemph)yment rate. Last April the rate was 6.4 percent. "The number of emph)>ed workers in April was up over last year's numbers." said MESC Executive Director Curt Thompson. "This April there were 26,/.)00 more people employed than last year for a 2.15 percent gain in employ- ment." Accounting for some of the tor's subsections there were 1.6(X) jobs added in accommo- dations and tood services and gains in the arts. entertainment and recreation, amusement and recreation subsections. Wholesale trade also reported the gain of 3(X) jobs. Oerall manufacturing was down by 2(X) jobs in April and down by 8,5{X) jobs last April. However. the beleaguered apparel manutacturing sector saw a gain of 200 jobs in April. The apparel manutacturing sec- tor employs 6.3{X) workers in the state. Most counties saw their rates drop in Aprit. Lamar County had the state's lowest rate at 2.7 percent. Rankin County had the second lowest with a rate of 3.2 percent and Oktibbeha County was third h)west at 3.4 percent. There were 19 counties that logged double-digit unemploy- ment rates in April down from 26 counties in March. Jefferson County recorded the state's high- est rate at 17.7 percent. Holmes County had the second highest rate at 15.5 percent and Wilkinson and Webster Counties tied for third highest each with a rate of 14.6 percent. Thompson said he expects the rate to rise in May as student workers enter the job market. The unemployment rates in April, 2{XI3 lor Stone and sur- rounding counties are Stone, 5.6: Lamar. 2.7; Forrest, 3.9: Perry, 7.8: Greene, 7.3; Pearl River. 4.0: Hancock, 4.2: Harrison. 4.2: Jackson, 5.4 and George. 7.8. Here's a bonus clue to The Mississippi Puzzle :,'*' cr iS Iocate elsewhere in h]S iSSue 22 Across: Miss. island & a Miss. fish Court Report defendants County the Ma', May 30, Kosta N. listed sen- bad checks. term pied guilty to five and by five sub- .She Was sen to be served charges she pied substance sentenced to ct pro- guilty He was sentenced to five years suspend- ed and three years probation. Douglas Thomas Mason pied guilty to taking possession o "'taking av, ay'" a motor vehicle. fehmy grand larceny, and armed robber.,,. He was sentenced to eight years. Tony Randall Parker pied guilty to possession of con- 'trolled substance. His sentenc- ing was deferred until the July term. Mark B. Warden pied guilty to qposesion Of precursors. He as sentenced to seven years. each count conctuTent with five ,,ears suspended, two ears to serve, and three years probation. Christopher N. Knight pied guilty' to touching child under 14 for lustful purposes. He was sen- fenced to seven years with tbur years suspended, one 3'ear to serve and two years probation. David W. Lee pied guilty to touching of a child for lustful purposes. He was sentenced to 12 years with six years suspend- ed. six years to serve, and fixe years probation. Lola M. Dennis pied guilty m burglary. She was sentenced to three years suspended and two years probation. Bobby Duane Reagan pied guilty to possession of con- trolled substance. He was sen- tenced to ten years with eight years suspended, two years to sen'e, and three years probation. William Leroy King charged with second-degree arson. His case was continued until the July tenn. Bridget Bryant pted guilt.', to fehmv grand larcen. She was sentenced to five years suspend- ed and three }ears probation. Donald Allen Smith pied guih3 to possession of controlled sub- stance. He was sentenced to flmr years suspended and three years probation. Arrest Report were Richard Whittington, white County male, age 43, weekender Facility's Joseph Bradford, black male, of May age 45. disorderly conduct ' ApPearance Ollie Pugh. black male. age 35. not indica- disorderly conduct, destruction a record that Amanda Lee. black female. age 17. disorderly conduct male, William Magee, black male, trespass_ age 64, DUI 1st. improper equipment white Anthony Simmons, black test, male, age 42, domestic violence Under sus- to use The charges against those arrested are allegations and the ca,ms are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this col- umn may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found inno- cent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner. CHUNN BAIL BONDS 24 Hour Service 928-2111 black male. male, age male. age male, Sment " male, age male. black Refinance Your Home Today! CASH-Credit Card Debt, Purchases, Home Improvements! *Good Credit * Bad Credit *Even Prior Bankruptcy! (Unavailable for Mobile Homes) MS Licensed Mortgage Company, Lincoln Mortgage N0vkt'"'' $14.60 - $36.00/HOUR %u'Hi, z{e POSTAL POSITIONS * No Exp. Needed * Pd. Training * Full Benefits * Green Card OK 1-800-878-5485 Announcement#MSD609 Now accepting calls 7 Days (Please have announcemnt number ready) Ronnie Charles McCray pied guilty to transfer of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to ten years with seven years sus- pended, three years to serve, and four years probation. Larry Dwayne Moore pied guilty to transfer of" a controlled substance. He was sentenced to three years with two years sus- pended and one year to serve. Billy Edward Hinton pied guihy to burglary. He was sen- tenced to seven years suspended and five years probation. Larry W. Delano pied guilty to burglary. He was sentenced to five years suspended and two years probation. Alycia C. Stromme pied guilty to uttering forgery/counterfeit instrument. She was sentenced to ten years with nine years sus- pended and one year to serve. Juan Ramero Martinez pied guilty to possession of precursor chemicals/drugs. He was sen- tenced ten years with eight years suspended, two years to serve consecutive with previous charges and three years proba- tion ,S,mthern National Bank OF WIGGINS 125 W. College Ave. :gins, MS 39577 (601) 928-7295 Call Rob Hobgood TODAY! RATES AS LOW AS 87 % 15 year term *APR 5.033% $784.59 PER MONTH Principal and Interest payment only Escrow options available APPROVAL WITHIN MINUTES WITH MINIMUM CLOSING COST *APR based on $100,000.00 loan amount, Rates are subject to change OTHER RATES & TERMS AVAILABLE HOMETOWN COMMUNITY SPIRIT tTl d HOMETOWN COMMUNITY PRIDETMt,  ! )m Wednesday, JUNE 4, 2003 Stone County Enterprise Page 13 underway for Hwy 57 bridge Mississippi Laurel. MS. at a cost of beams have been set and work is an emer- repairs to the located at Count,... south of aCcording to awarded to of $67.096.50. The Notice to Proceed was issued on May 19. 2(R)3. and the contractor began v, orking on the project on Tuesday. Max 20th. MDOT was required to award this contract due to fire damage on the bridge. The damaged bridge span and beams have been demolished. The new underway on the concrete struc- ture. The estimated completion date for this project is summer of 2fRY3. Updates will be provided as work progresses. For addi- tional infl)rmation, you may call the MDOT Public Affairs Division at 601i 359-7017. record fish announced L2ar (if state record 5-pound 8- 'While fishing His catch record of Kevin Jarvis to the es and earlier. Earl became the for alli- was fishing when he alligator gar. More than an hour later. Stafford landed the huge fish. Later. Natchez Seafood Company Owner Steve Satchfield contacted DWFP Conservation Officer Ricky Long to determine if the big fish was a state record. On May 6. Fisheries Biologist John Skains. and lcthyologist Dr. Todd Slack made a positive species identification, witnessed the certified weight, and pho- tographed the fish. The big gar measured 7 feet 11.5 inches from snout to tail and had a girth of 41 inches. Nationally. this is the second largest alligator gar to be sub- mitted to the National Freshwater Hall of Fame located in Havward, Wisconsin. If official tests on the line Stalford submitted confirm that it is 50-pound test, Earl will be recognized as the world record holder for the 50-pound line class for alligator gar. Earl,s fish is being mounted fl)r display at the Natchez Seafood Company. For additional information, contact the Fisheries Division 601-432-22(X). Unemployment rates drops JACKSON---More emplo,,- improved picture in April were ment and less unemployment job gains in the leisure and hos- sent Mississippi's unemploy- pilality sector of the economy as ment rate down in April to 6 per- the summer tourist season cent. the Mississippi begins heaiing up. In the sec- Employment Security Commission  MES('j announced Friday. In April 1.300 more Mississippians were working than in March and 4JXX) tess were unemployed. The March unemployment rate was 6.2 per- cent. The national unadjusted unemployment rate for April was 5.8 percent. April continued a tour-month trend of bettering last 3ear's unemph)yment rate. Last April the rate was 6.4 percent. "The number of emph)>ed workers in April was up over last year's numbers." said MESC Executive Director Curt Thompson. "This April there were 26,/.)00 more people employed than last year for a 2.15 percent gain in employ- ment." Accounting for some of the tor's subsections there were 1.6(X) jobs added in accommo- dations and tood services and gains in the arts. entertainment and recreation, amusement and recreation subsections. Wholesale trade also reported the gain of 3(X) jobs. Oerall manufacturing was down by 2(X) jobs in April and down by 8,5{X) jobs last April. However. the beleaguered apparel manutacturing sector saw a gain of 200 jobs in April. The apparel manutacturing sec- tor employs 6.3{X) workers in the state. Most counties saw their rates drop in Aprit. Lamar County had the state's lowest rate at 2.7 percent. Rankin County had the second lowest with a rate of 3.2 percent and Oktibbeha County was third h)west at 3.4 percent. There were 19 counties that logged double-digit unemploy- ment rates in April down from 26 counties in March. Jefferson County recorded the state's high- est rate at 17.7 percent. Holmes County had the second highest rate at 15.5 percent and Wilkinson and Webster Counties tied for third highest each with a rate of 14.6 percent. Thompson said he expects the rate to rise in May as student workers enter the job market. The unemployment rates in April, 2{XI3 lor Stone and sur- rounding counties are Stone, 5.6: Lamar. 2.7; Forrest, 3.9: Perry, 7.8: Greene, 7.3; Pearl River. 4.0: Hancock, 4.2: Harrison. 4.2: Jackson, 5.4 and George. 7.8. Here's a bonus clue to The Mississippi Puzzle :,'*' cr iS Iocate elsewhere in h]S iSSue 22 Across: Miss. island & a Miss. fish Court Report defendants County the Ma', May 30, Kosta N. listed sen- bad checks. term pied guilty to five and by five sub- .She Was sen to be served charges she pied substance sentenced to ct pro- guilty He was sentenced to five years suspend- ed and three years probation. Douglas Thomas Mason pied guilty to taking possession o "'taking av, ay'" a motor vehicle. fehmy grand larceny, and armed robber.,,. He was sentenced to eight years. Tony Randall Parker pied guilty to possession of con- 'trolled substance. His sentenc- ing was deferred until the July term. Mark B. Warden pied guilty to qposesion Of precursors. He as sentenced to seven years. each count conctuTent with five ,,ears suspended, two ears to serve, and three years probation. Christopher N. Knight pied guilty' to touching child under 14 for lustful purposes. He was sen- fenced to seven years with tbur years suspended, one 3'ear to serve and two years probation. David W. Lee pied guilty to touching of a child for lustful purposes. He was sentenced to 12 years with six years suspend- ed. six years to serve, and fixe years probation. Lola M. Dennis pied guilty m burglary. She was sentenced to three years suspended and two years probation. Bobby Duane Reagan pied guilty to possession of con- trolled substance. He was sen- tenced to ten years with eight years suspended, two years to sen'e, and three years probation. William Leroy King charged with second-degree arson. His case was continued until the July tenn. Bridget Bryant pted guilt.', to fehmv grand larcen. She was sentenced to five years suspend- ed and three }ears probation. Donald Allen Smith pied guih3 to possession of controlled sub- stance. He was sentenced to flmr years suspended and three years probation. Arrest Report were Richard Whittington, white County male, age 43, weekender Facility's Joseph Bradford, black male, of May age 45. disorderly conduct ' ApPearance Ollie Pugh. black male. age 35. not indica- disorderly conduct, destruction a record that Amanda Lee. black female. age 17. disorderly conduct male, William Magee, black male, trespass_ age 64, DUI 1st. improper equipment white Anthony Simmons, black test, male, age 42, domestic violence Under sus- to use The charges against those arrested are allegations and the ca,ms are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this col- umn may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found inno- cent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner. CHUNN BAIL BONDS 24 Hour Service 928-2111 black male. male, age male. age male, Sment " male, age male. black Refinance Your Home Today! CASH-Credit Card Debt, Purchases, Home Improvements! *Good Credit * Bad Credit *Even Prior Bankruptcy! (Unavailable for Mobile Homes) MS Licensed Mortgage Company, Lincoln Mortgage N0vkt'"'' $14.60 - $36.00/HOUR %u'Hi, z{e POSTAL POSITIONS * No Exp. Needed * Pd. Training * Full Benefits * Green Card OK 1-800-878-5485 Announcement#MSD609 Now accepting calls 7 Days (Please have announcemnt number ready) Ronnie Charles McCray pied guilty to transfer of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to ten years with seven years sus- pended, three years to serve, and four years probation. Larry Dwayne Moore pied guilty to transfer of" a controlled substance. He was sentenced to three years with two years sus- pended and one year to serve. Billy Edward Hinton pied guihy to burglary. He was sen- tenced to seven years suspended and five years probation. Larry W. Delano pied guilty to burglary. He was sentenced to five years suspended and two years probation. Alycia C. Stromme pied guilty to uttering forgery/counterfeit instrument. She was sentenced to ten years with nine years sus- pended and one year to serve. Juan Ramero Martinez pied guilty to possession of precursor chemicals/drugs. He was sen- tenced ten years with eight years suspended, two years to serve consecutive with previous charges and three years proba- tion ,S,mthern National Bank OF WIGGINS 125 W. College Ave. :gins, MS 39577 (601) 928-7295 Call Rob Hobgood TODAY! RATES AS LOW AS 87 % 15 year term *APR 5.033% $784.59 PER MONTH Principal and Interest payment only Escrow options available APPROVAL WITHIN MINUTES WITH MINIMUM CLOSING COST *APR based on $100,000.00 loan amount, Rates are subject to change OTHER RATES & TERMS AVAILABLE HOMETOWN COMMUNITY SPIRIT tTl d HOMETOWN COMMUNITY PRIDETMt,