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) 7S W',ggins, Miss. Vol. 99, No. 47 USPS 522-300 Your Hometown Newspaper Since 1916 Basketball Tourney Get ready for some 3- on-3 basketball. Nov. 15 will be the date for the inaugural Stone County Enterprise - Johnette Galloway Memorial 3- on-3 Tournament. The tourney will coincide with dedication of the new half-court and splash pad at Johnette Galloway Park on Simpson Street. Get your teams together and call 6ol-928-8131 or 6Ol-928-48o2 for regis- tration details. By dody O'Hara Super Here Walk/Run Tllere will be a Super Hero 5K walk/run on Thurs., Nov. 20 at Blaylock Park benefiting the March of Dimes. Registration will begin at 5:3o p.m. with the run starting at 6:3o p.m. Cost is $15 per partici- pant. For more info email Kaitlyn Breland at By Jody O'Hara superherorun14@yahoo. I com i The owners of two An incredibly calm mind on the part of an armed-robbery victim helped police make short work of appre- hending her attacker ] last Friday. The victim, a 52-year- old female resident of Wiggins, was able to describe her assailant to a T and gave police a detailed description of the car in which he fled, down to the decorative stickers. "She had amazing presence of mind to be able to register that i local businesses and the Benefit Auction 'employees of utility There ctll 0 ibenefit .... provider rnbfned .... auction for leukemia patient, Beverly Walker, at United Baptist Church on Sat., Nov. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. There will be fish and hot dog plates available for purchase, plus a cake and merchandise auc- tion. For more info call Neil Tapp at 228-861- 4536. Catfish Lunch and Turkey Shoot The Silver Run Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fundraiser Sat., Nov. 16 at the firehouse on Ridge Road in Silver Run. Catfish plates will be served beginning at 11 a.m. and a Turkey Shoot will begin at m a.m. Bring your 12, 16, or 20 gauge shotgun and try your luck at win- ning a turkey or ham. For more info call 228- 326-4605. Forestry Meeting The Pearl River - Stone Forestry Association will hold their annual meet- ing on Tues., Nov. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. for a dutch treat dinner in the private dining room at the MGCCC Perkinston forces to spruce up VFW Post 2706 in Wiggins Monday. Pete Williams of W Engineering, Heath Williams of W Geotechnical and Ike Harbuck and Derrick Keel of Mississippi Power removed old rail- ings from the porch of the post, replaced them with new wood and spindles and hung a sign commemorating the men the post is named for; PFC Eugene Young and Cpl. Bobbie Griffin. Pete Williams said there is a simple reason he's always eager to donate time and labor to recognizing veterans. "A community that quits celebrating its heroes quits having them," he said. "That's a paraphrase of some- thing that was probably information in her memory," said Wiggins Police Department Investigator Richard Breece. "It made our job so much easier." Police had the suspect, 22-year-old Phazon Curtis of Wiggins, in custody within 9o minutes of the incident. The driver of the vehi- campus cafeteria. Annual dues will be due. continued to page 5 de in CURRTIS where ed. which Curtis alleged- ly fled is still being sought. The victims descrip- tion was backed upby surveil- lance calneras at the ATM she was assault- The victim can be seen, in a series of still Y images, withdrawing cash from the ATM at Keesler Federal Credit Union on East Frontage Drive. A black male can be seen approaching from behind and then bran- dishing a pistol which he first jabs into the vic- tim's ribs before push- ing the barrel into her throat. Breece credited the professionalism of his fellow WPD officers with the quick and inci- dent-free apprehension of Curtis. - continued to page 7 VOLUNTEERS FROM TWO LOCAl. BUSINESSES WORK TO "SPRUCE ENTERPRISE PHOTO BY JODY O'HARA said more eloquently, "I think nobody's made but I heard it and it has a bigger sacrifice for us always stayed with me." than these veterans and Harbuck is the us taking a few hours Mississippi Power dis- out of our day in no way trict manager for Stone measures up to that sac- George and Greene rifice. counties and said the "I'm proud to continue company has a long his- the tradition of assisting tory of working with and veterans that our corn- for veterans, pany is known for." UP" THE LOCAL VFW BUILDING. Williams organized the work effort while Mississippi Power's vol- unteer organization, Community Connections provide the funds for the needed materials. - continued to page 2 By Jody O'Hara able services," said have septic fields and SCUA Chairman Dick that's not the ideal situ- \The Stone County O'Neal. ' qe've got to ation," he said. Utility Authority voted start searching for some Having just recently Monday to authorize a funds so we can expand gone from the constrne- grant writer to seek service." tion phase to the service grants which would O'Neal said there were phase, the authority is allow the authority to residents on West not yet showing profits expand its services to a McHenry Road requir- which would allow for larger number of cus- ing water service andinvestment in extending tomers, other residents south of water and sewer lines to "I've been receiving McHenry who need all the areas which could calls, about one a week, sewer services, benefit. and I'm sure (the office) "Some of that land got to get some has been receiving south of there, it won't grants and we're not more, concern'rag avail- percolate and people talking about a truck- load of money," O'Neal said. This is all an investment in the future of our county and pro- viding the best quality of life that we can for resi- dents of Stone County." The authority will be under no financial obli- gation to the grant writer if grants cannot be secured for the expansion efforts. By Jody O'Hara The Stone County Economic Development Partnership is continu- ing the Shop Small Campaign. : The SCEDP is teamin up with independent, locally-owned business- es to encourage shop- ping in Stone County all month long. "The purpose of this campaign is to support the local businesses that! create jobs, boost the economy and preserve ': communities in Stone i County," said SCEDP .... i Executive Director Betsy 'i Rowell. Scott Stricldand, President of the Stone County Board of Supervisors called small, locally-owned business- es, "the economic lifeblood of Stone County." "The people who own these busmesses hve ,. here, spend their money here, send their kids to school here and pay their taxes here," Strickland said. "Anybody that's willing to invest their time and energy in a local busi- ness; we need to support them wholeheartedly." Strickland said if somebody wanted to see the return of investment into a community, they sho l'tl make tlieir way to a local softball, base- ball or soccer field. "Those shirts those kids wearing, those ads on the fences and those ads in the pro- grams? Those are not national brands, those are local, mom-and-pop businesses that are giv- ing back to the commu- nity which they make their living in," he said Ike Harbuck, Mississippi Power District Manager for Stone George and Greene counties and the President of the SCEDP Board of Directors, said it was vitally important that small communities: support their locally- owned businesses. "In my view, the small, mom-and-pop shops are what drives your local economy," he said. 'Tou need the big-box stores, i they have their place, but without the support of the community, these - continued to page $ Hometown newspaper of Lindley Dunn, of Madison. Mississip i