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|IN TODAY'S SENTINEL -- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008|
VIDALIA SHOPPING CENTER SOLD
A Vidalia company has purchased the Vidalia Shopping Center for $1.7 million and is planning major renovation to the property.
Jimmy R. Smith, Mark Carter and Don Ater through their company, Vidalia Center LLC, recently purchased the shopping center from Lonnie Lewis Investments. Smith, the owner of a chain of Home Hardware stores, said he will locate a store in the former Lasyone Furniture.
BUDGET BUILD TO RELOCATE INTO WAL-MART BUILDING
Budget Build Lumber & Supply Inc., of Ferriday will move across the Hwy. 84 into the old Wal-Mart building early next year.
Budget Build manager James King said the move should take place at the end of February or the first of March 2009.
PROPERTY TAXES UP IN CONCORDIA
Tax Assessor Monelle Moseley said property tax bills are up for some property owners in the parish due to reassessment.
"Every four years we have to reassess taxes," said this week. "This is a reassessment year."she
POLICE JURORS RAISE PAY 25%, EMPLOYEES 3%
The Concordia Parish Police Jury approved a $4.7 million budget Monday night that included a three percent pay raise for employees and a 25 percent pay raise for jurors.
Following public hearings on the 2009 budget and the Jury pay hike, jurors approved both measures. The budget was approved unanimously but the juror pay raise was opposed by Randy Temple and Whest Shirley.
COUNCIL REJECT PAY RAISE, 3-2
The Ferriday Town Council voted against raising the salaries for aldermen during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
A resolution from alderman Elijah "Stepper" Banks to raise the salaries of board members from $200 to $600 effective January 1, 2009., was rejected on a 3-2 vote.
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