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Laurel Leader Call (Newspaper) - December 5, 1999, Laurel, Mississippi Leader Call Laurel Mississippi i listen up a Bay Springs coach Scott Pierson gives instructions As Enos Hamilton 15, listens up during saturdays title game is. Booneville. More Page 1-b. Six firefighters presumed dead in warehouse fire. Read More Page 5<a. Clinton rewards states with $200 million for welfare Progress. See Story Page 7-a. Strong winds across Northern Europe kill at least 14. See Story page8-a. Us remained perfect in College basketball by beating s. Alabama. See sports Section b. 88th year no. 336 sunday december 5,1999 $1.00 less by subscription Urel local Ward 7 residents to hold meeting Thaddeus Edmonson Ward 7 City councilman has announced a Ward meeting for monday at 7 . At the . Moody Community Center on Queensbury Avenue. Topics for discussion include Boston Park Christmas decorations Ward cleanup Campaign and drainage problems. All residents Are invited to attend. State Man Dies after fall from Deer stand Brookhaven apr a Lincoln county Man died wednesday after he fell 30 feet from a Deer stand according to sheriff Lynn Boyte. Boyte said Alfred Sykes 72, of Brookhaven suffered a broken neck from the fall. Coroner Morris Henderson com firmed the Aasc of death. A the fell sometime Early wednesday rimming a a Boyte said. A some people had seen him head off in the direction of the Deer stand and family members became concerned when he did no to Cane hcs new searchers found the body thursday. Officers accused in beating fired Boston apr two police officers accused of beating a Black undercover officer mistaken for a murder suspect were fired Friday. Officers Ian Daley and David Williams allegedly Tod Ltd part in the 1995 beating of Michael Cox although they never faced criminal changes in the Case. Cox was working undercover in the Roxbury neigh a Orihood when he was allegedly mistaken for a murder suspect during a foot Chase and beaten severely. The officers accused in the beating a James Burgio Daley and Williams a had been suspended by the Force without pay. Toa a bridge.8-a a calendar.3.a a classified .4,5,6-b a comics insert a editorial. A funerals.2-a a Sec. C 1,2,3,6-b a to listing insert a weather. A Faith and love of god in Christ Nae staff photos by Barry Burleson life Church did it again winning the Best float in the Certoma club of Laurel Christmas Parade for the third year in a Row. Thousands View Certoma Christmas Parade by Shawn Wansley managing editor saturday a go xxx Day for a Parade. And Mississippi a largest Parade took place through the streets of Laurel before several thousand onlookers. The annual Certoma club of Aurel Christmas Parade was Leld with around 160 entries 20 judged floats several marching bands and numerous Beauty Queens participating. Santa Claus of course made an appearance too. A it went very Well a a said Certoma member and Parade judge chairman Don Merten. A we got started on time we had perfect weather and everything ran smooth. We were Well for the third year in a Row. Life cd Hurch was judged As having the Best float in the Parade. See Parade Page 2-a�? it be a Christmas Parade without a visit from Santa Claus. All kinds of characters were in this years Parade. The South Jones marching band of braves were judged As a Best band in this years Parade. Jones co. Streamlines tax system by Brian Livingston staff writer a Lones county tax acc a Sor collector Ramona Black ledge announced late this week that Ellisville municipal taxes will be collected by her office for the tax year 1999. A this will be very beneficial for the property owners in Ellisville a said Black ledge. A this change Means that there will one payment at one time and at one Black ledge said the idea of combining the tax collection with her office is a Good one and she is confident that the transition and handling of the Ellisville municipal taxes will not affect the Way she and her staff do their jobs. A it Isnit As much work As it sounds a she said. A we already provide bookkeeping services for Ellisville and we have the needed personnel and materials in Blackledge added that designating a code for the Ellisville tax purposes would be that is needed in order to keep them separate from Laurel and Jones county records. She further believes this streamlining of the system will be appreciated by the citizens. A a lot of county organizations had to come together in agreement in order for this to become reality a she said. A the Ellisville City aldermen the Jones county Board of supervisors and my office worked hard to get this Ellisville mayor Ernest Todd said he suspects the people of Ellisville will embrace the new system once they have had an Opportunity to use it. A instead of going Here and there to take care of their tax business they have to do is Send it to one place a he said. See taxes Page 2-a Fri says body found believed to be missing univ. Of Memphis student fresh hot pancakes Eads Tenn. Apr a Chicago family that held out Hope for two weeks that their missing daughter was alive appeared to expect the worst saturday after a woman a body was found in a Field near this Small town about 25 Miles East of Memphis. Authorities waited for positive identification and a cause of death but Early evidence led them to believe the body was that of Hillary Johnson 24, a University of Memphis graduate student who has been missing since nov. 20, Memphis police it. Dave Martello said. A there have been Many of you who reached out in kindness and in Hope to us and we wanted to thank you for helping us find her a Johnson smother Nancy Mcpike said at a news conference in Chicago saturday. Mcpike dressed in a Black skirt and shirt was composed but her eyes reddened with emotion As she appeared with her husband and Johnson a Stepfather Charles Mcpike. The body was found about a mile off . Highway 64, about 50 Miles from tip pah county where Johnson a White Hyundai was found last week authorities said. Leonard j. Young an sex con dict changed with fatally shooting his Boss is the prime suspect in the death of the woman found this morning authorities said. Young 54, admitted Kaijack ing Johnson near a Midtown Memphis supermarket but claimed he let her out on the Highway authorities said. Investigators suspect Johnson a abduction was part of a 10-Day crime spree through Tennessee Mississippi and Alabama by Young that began with the shooting of his Boss and included armed robberies and car thefts. He was arraigned wednesday in Oxford on murder changes in the death of 60-year-old William Bramlett on nov. 16. Young worked As a Handyman for Bramlett. Youngs Long criminal history includes charges on sex crimes in three states and two escapes from Tennessee prisons authorities said. He most recently served five years in Mississippi prison for grand larceny. He was released feb. 18,1998. Staff photo by Shawn Zamsky Laurel kiwanis club members Lance Chancellor left and Danny West right along with Northeast Jones High school key club member Steven Wedgeworth Center get pancakes ready to serve during Pancake Day at the Wyco saturday. Chancellor said this years event went quite Well with thousands of people Beina served at the Wyco the Pine Belt education Center and first Baptist churches family life Center. For Home delivery Telephone 4284�~151

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