White Hall Council approves liquor license

Published 5:24 pm Friday, July 6, 2012

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

The White Hall Town Council approved an ABC lounge liquor license for White Hall Triple Spot at Thursday’s regular council meeting.

With owner Ceodis Baker present, the council unanimously approved the license after hearing that Baker had completed health department and fire department inspections for the establishment.

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Mayor Elizabeth Davis announced that notice of election for the municipal elections in White Hall were posted at three locations, Carnes, Piggly Wiggly and at town hall.

Qualification for candidates seeking office must be completed between by July 17. The election will be held Aug. 28.

Davis announced the White Hall Enrichment Program is underway at the Jackson-Steele Community Center and is being held until July 31 with breakfast and lunch being provided through the summer feeding program funded by the Lowndes County Commission.

Davis said the enrichment program, which offers youngsters ages 8 and up an enrichment through sports, spiritual growth and tutorial activities, is a partnership between the town, Cornerstone Community Outreach, Mt. Zion Christian Church and WHEAT Charity.

She said the Rev. Franklin Nettles had a tutorial program and the Lowndes County Board of Education had a bridge program earlier in the summer, which have ended.

She said the town wanted the children to continue to have something to do during the summer and Nettles was interested in continuing as well.

Davis said the program includes certified teachers who are volunteering their services.

“We want our children to be the best they can be and we want to improve the quality of life for them if we can,” Davis said. “We want to involve them in enriching activities… free of trouble this summer.”

She explained that Cornerstone Community Outreach is providing use of the Jackson-Steele Community Center and WHEAT Charity provided $1,500 to help fund the program.

She said Rev. Nettles and Rev. Ben Davis are providing spiritual encouragement in the mornings.

Part-time Police Chief Tony Bufford reported for the month of June his department received 13 calls, but made no arrests.

“Things are going quite well,” Bufford said. “I think people realize we are trying to move in a positive direction.”

Davis proclaimed Saturday, July 7 as Rebecca Thomas Day in honor of Thomas, age 91, who will be honored by her family on that day.