By MIKE ROBERTSON

Kemper County Messenger



The Scooba Board of Aldermen voted 4-0 to employ James Powe as a waste water operator during its monthly meeting, which was held earlier this month.

Powe will work on a part-time basis, for $600 per month and will perform all the duties required of a waste water operator. Alderman Chris Collins was not present at the meeting.

The Board also voted 4-0 to hire two police officers on a part-time basis — Carl Wells who is presently employed by the East Mississippi Community College police department, and Keno Reese who is a certified instructor with the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy. Police Chief Stephen Jackson said that he is working toward a 15-man roster; this will help with state accreditation of the department, and will be beneficial when applying for state and federal grants.

In other action, the Board:

— Voted 4-0 to approve the financial report and bills payable;

— Voted 4-0 to make all police officers deputy court clerks for the purpose of signing affidavits;

— Voted 4-0 to table a measure dealing with direct deposit for city employees;

— Voted 4-0 to apply for a recreational grant for a walking trail and;

— Voted 4-0 for a resolution for East Central Planning and Development to apply for a grant.