Supervisors Approve First Beer Permit
By David Howell
COFFEEVILLE – Gathering around the table in the Coffeeville Courtroom last Monday, Yalobusha County Board of Supervisors re-elected Amos Sims as its president and Tommy Vaughn as the board’s vice-president in their first meeting of the new term.
“Amos, I feel like you need that job back,” Supervisor “Frank” Bubba Tillman said. With a second by M.H. “Butch” Surrette, supervisors unanimously, voicing their favor of allowing Sims to be the board’s leader in the new term.
A separate appointment was also made for the board’s lead counsel, an action that occurs each year. John Crow received the nod to begin his 29th year in this capacity.
“John we appreciate your service to the county and the board. John has been instrumental in so many things we have dealt with in ‘07,” Sims said.
Sims also thanked his fellow board members for their confidence in electing him, as the meeting continued.
Other business conducted at the meeting included:
• Approved the first beer permit in the county per the new ordinance. Ibrahiem Aydah was granted the permit for his business, 330 Superstore, which is located just outside of Coffeeville.
“He met all the criteria,” Sheriff Lance Humphreys told supervisors. “We checked criminal history through the FBI and local.”
The vote was unanimous.
• Accepted the bid from Renasant Bank to serve as the county’s depository during 2008. Renasant offered 3.995 percent interest. Mechanics Bank was the second bid, coming in at 3.90 percent.
• Employed Larry Moore to work in District Four as a full time employ.
• Approved three applications from logging companies to exceed the posted weight limit on county roads while hauling timber. Harrison Logging, Inc.’s application was approved for County Road 154, Fly Timber, Inc.’s application for County Road 436 and Max White Trucking, Inc.’s application for roads 90 and 91.
The final action of supervisors was an executive session in which litigation matters were slated to be discussed.