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Laurel Leader Call (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Laurel, Mississippi Laurel Leader Call inside Senate approves clean air Bill a 2-a drug traffickers kill 10 policemen a 8-a Mcgee a no hotter Sparks West Jones 1-b 79th year no. 81 Laurel miss., wednesday april 4, 1990 Price 30 cents mayor suggests after hours drinking curb by Scott Willis staff writer there could soon be a change in the rules governing the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises of businesses that Arentt licensed to sell them. If mayor Henry Bucklew has his Way it will be illegal to drink alcohol past 2 . At businesses that done to sell alcohol but allow patrons to Supply their own. Currently there is no Law on the books in the City to dictate when alcohol can be consumed in such establishments and there have been businesses in operation in Laurel that stay open All night. The City ordinance pertaining to establishments with liquor licenses however is that the Sale of alcohol will end at 2 . An ordinance forbidding consumption of alcoholic beverages after 2 . At businesses without a liquor License was presented by the mayor to the Laurel City Council during its regular meeting tuesday. A when you have unlimited hours at these places that a where prob Smith assessor ordered to repay missing Money by Tom White staff writer More than $75,000 is missing from the office of the Smith county tax assessor collector and state auditor Pete Johnson has Given her 30 Days to return the Money. The Money is receipts for apportioned vehicle tag fees paid in the office of sue husband Between september 1987 and october 1989, or. Johnson. A apportioned tag fees Are paid two ways a or. Johnson said. A when a trucker pays at the local tax assessors office for an apportioned tag he does no to get the tag he gets a receipt. He then takes that to the state tax commission to get his a we tracked the tax dollars for these tags All the Way Back to the states general fund a he said a and then once it went into the Smith county tax assessor collectors office the funds disappeared. The Money just or. Johnson said mrs. Husband and us amp a which bonded mrs. Husband for $ 100,000, Are responsible for the missing Money plus $18,780 interest and $6,785 for recovery of the funds. A if the Money is not returned in 30 working Days from yesterday the file will be turned Over to the District attorneys office to determine whether or not a criminal investigation should be pursued a or. Johnson said today. A if necessary the file will go to the attorney general a office and a lawsuit will be filed to recover the he said his office has discussed office procedures with the Smith county tax assessor collector for quite some time. A on repeated occasions in years past we have advised that the account system she was maintaining was inadequate a he continued a this system was so loosely run that it was impossible to maintain few candidates have qualified for election by Frank Williamson staff writer with the deadline for this years primary elections Only two Days away a at 5 . Friday a the candidate turnout continues to be Light in mid March circuit clerk Roy Hunt Boutwell said county judge Sarah Entrekin had qualified for re election. This morning he said she remains the Only candidate to have qualified. Regarding this years special school Board elections because of the . Department of justices recent approval of the county Board of supervisors redistricting plan or. Boutwell said he has not yet been Given a directive by the supervisors. A i have not officially made a recommendation a or. Boutwell said a but if i were asked today my recommendation would be that the special election for school Board members would coincide with the general election in november because it would be less expensive to include the school Board elections in the one election. Calvin Holifield president of the Board of supervisors and county administrator Charles Miller said tuesday no final decisions have been made on those elections yet or. Boutwell said the circuit and chancery judges Are being elected again this year because of the Short term for which they were elected due to a delay caused by a Federal lawsuit a state democratic party official in Jackson said this morning that incumbents Shannon Clark and Billy Joe Landrum Are the Only candidates to qualify for chancery and circuit court judge respectively. Wednesday glimpse inside classified.9-b, 10-b Community calendar.5-a comics.8-b crossword.9b deaths.2-a editorials.4-a people.6-a sports.1 a 2-b, 3-b to listings.8-a weather.2-a from staff and wire report police in Laurel have six arrests the Laurel police department reported investigating 61 complaints and making six arrests tuesday and Early today. Sandra Britt 28, 1525 old Amy Road was charged with driving under the influence police report and a juvenile was also charged with driving under the influence. See police 2-aboard removes substitute teacher Canton a a substitute teacher accused of taping a Pupil s Mouth shut will no longer supervise classes Ridgeland elementary school Board members say. Madison county superintendent Melvin Ray said the substitute was a former full time teacher in the Madison county District and the now defunct Ridgeland separate school District. A she will be taken off the list of approved substitutes a a Ray said. Byrd had no comment about the alleged incident the second alleged action against a student by a substitute that caused a complaint by a Parent a Ridgeland Parent said last week that her seven year old son had been tied to his desk by a second Grade substitute with Law Campaign launched Jackson a a a live with the Law a Campaign has been launched by the state department of Public safety to increase the Public a awareness of changes in the seat Belt and child restraint Laws. Public safety commissioner Louisa Dixon said tuesday that a when you have unlimited hours at these places that a where problems arise. We be noticed that parents Are concerned. They done to understand Why certain places Are allowed to serve drinks after a mayor Henry Bucklew lems arise a mayor Bucklew said this morning explaining that Beer licenses have been the City a method of controlling the hours of consumption. A a we be noticed that parents Are concerned a he said. A they done to understand Why certain places Are allowed to serve drinks after the mayor said he has been working on the ordinance for several months a i think its Long overdue. We done to want any More delay a he said explaining that the ordinance should help curb Drunken driving incidents and drug use. A we have a fear that if they have found a loophole there will be one on every mayor Bucklew said he worked with police chief David Lyons and municipal court judge Jeannene Pacific on the ordinance and he believes it will be enforceable and effective. During the Council meeting on tuesday a member of the Council expressed concern that the ordinance will hinder the ability of private businesses to serve alcohol at company parties and the like. In championship form Mallory Clairmont walked away with first prize at the new kids on the Block lip sync contest tues Day night at Sawmill Square mall. For her winning performance she won a poster and jacket suit photo George Clark Patch plus two tickets to the upcoming new kids on the Block concert in August. Thursdays edition of the Leader Call will include a photo feature on the action and hoopla of the contest. The mayor however explained that the ordinance has a Section addressing that Issue. The mayors ordinance allows for businesses to apply for a permit from the City that will allow alcohol to be consumed on its premises for a 24-hour period. The ordinance also states that a business will not be allowed More than five such permits in one year. Members of the Council expressed support for the mayors ordinance but they took no action on the matter during tuesdays meeting. Council honors Gaddy by Scott Willis staff writer members of the Laurel City Council honoured one of their own on tuesday. The Council passed a Resolution naming the City a new Wastewater treat fent plants after Ward five councilman George Gaddy. The treatment Plant at the Massey Lagoon will be called George Gaddy Wastewater treatment Plant no. One and the treatment Plant at the Smiley Lagoon will be called George Gaddy Wastewater treatment Plant no. Two. Or. Gaddy has served As the chairman of the councils 201 committee since its inception in 1985. As part of that committee or. Gaddy has headed studies which led to the construction of the plants and improvements to the City a sewer system both of which were required by the Federal environmental Protection Agency. Also during tuesdays meeting the Council heard a repent from the 201 committee. Council president Joe Norman expressed concern that the Council was in need of an expedient evaluation of the City sewer systems lift station. A a there a just a tremendous amount of work to be done to have this Plant in operations on time a or. Norman said. A on these lift stations we should have had them evaluated by this Date to find out the structural conditions maintenance condition and what is needed in order for us to operate these stations. We need to do this evaluation because the plants need improvements. They Knock Down during the weekend. They Knock Down during heavy rain and we have sewage backing also tuesday the Council voted unanimously to place Haskel Smith on the civil service commission to fill an unexpired term. Ward six councilman James Jones also told the Council that he was unable to secure a Community development Block Grant to build an olympic sized swimming Pool in the City. The Campaign will emphasize the effectiveness of seat beat use. A if these new Laws Are known by the Public fewer deaths and injuries will occur on Mississippi highways. This Means economic savings for the taxpayers a a she turns up pressure for Aid Washington a president George Bush is turning up pressure i Congress to quickly enact his Aid request for Panama and Nicaragua As the House approved measure faces delay in the Senate. The House voted 362-59 tuesday for a $2.4 billion spending Bill that provides $720 million for the two new Central american democracies. The measure includes nearly $1.7 billion in other spending most of it for Domestic programs such As disaster Relief food Stamps and Forest service firefighting. Bush called his Appeal a a laser like request to help Panama and Nicaragua a a and state department spokesman Margaret Tutwiler said failure to pass the package quickly would threaten the fledgling democracies and be like a playing with but while the Senate prepares to consider a companion Bill authorizing Aid programs for the two countries it seems in no Rush to take up the Money Bill vocalist Dies of cancer los Angeles a jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan known for her individualistic style and her extensive Range has died of lung cancer. She was 66.ui0rid Lufler ii fifty years ago today apri 4 my m1-9-4-0 Aba Italy s government essays the Cabinet approved a Law making All women and children older than 13 subject to mobilization in the event of War for War related work behind the front lines. Hospital employees can still get w-2 form by Eloria Newell staff writer those former employees of South Mississippi state Hospital who have not received a w-2 forms can still obtain one. Mississippi a three chairty hospitals a South Mississippi state in Laurel Matty Hersee in Meridian and Kuhn memorial in Vicksburg a were closed june 30 following gov. Ray Mabuse veto of a Bill to fund the institutions and the state eleemosynary Board during the 1989 legislative session. Or. . Morrison former medical director of South Mississippi state Hospital said tuesday that he and other former state Charity Hospital employees were among those who did not receive a w-2 forms in the mail. A when the Hospital closed no one had gotten their Check. So when they sent w-2 forms they sent them to the old Hospital address a he said. A a Bunch of people have not gotten their w-2 forms and its Tough to get them but i finally got in touch with someone at the state department and got _ Joyce Jordan payroll supervisor for the state confirmed that a rather Large number of w-2 forms for former Charity Hospital workers were returned. A we mailed the w-2 forms to the current address we had a she said. A employees were asked to furnish us with their Correct mailing address and other changes prior to the hospitals closing. From that information we mailed out the is. Jordan said since the states initial mailing her office in Jackson has received quite a few inquiries about the forms. A some had been returned undeliverable and some people have called a she said. A we have had several inquiries from employees from the Charity a some have asked us to mail theirs to them and of course we made duplicates and mailed them to them a she said. She said anyone in need of a w-2 form to file Federal and state income taxes or other information can Call her office at 359-3551 or write the department and a duplicate w-2 form will be issued to symphony orchestra will present Benefit concert in Laurel 6-a

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