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Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2005

Recommendations on sales tax not ready

Suffolk City Manager James C. Causey Jr. said today that his sales and use tax recommendations would not be ready for presentation to city council at their Thursday session.

But, Causey said, in all probability council will receive the report at their first April meeting.

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Causey has also been working on a capital improvement program for the city, which could be financed under the sales tax measures under consideration.

Hearings on the sales tax are expected to take up most of the council’s April agenda. Opposition to the proposed city sales tax has been voiced here by the Retail Merchants Association.

Nurney assuming role as agency proprietor

R. Rawles Woodward and Jack W. Nurney Jr. will announce today that Nurney will &uot;assume the proprietorship and operation&uot; of the Woodward and Elam Insurance Agency on April 1.

In a letter to customers of the agency, it was pointed out that Woodward and Miss Susie I. Powell will &uot;continue to be active in the agency in association with Nurney and will be available to serve Woodward and Elam customers.&uot;

Nurney has been associated with the agency since 1953. &uot;He is well qualified,&uot; the letter points out, &uot;by training and experience in all phases of the insurance field, to continue the record of service established over the years by Woodward and Elam.&uot;

A native of Suffolk, Nurney is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Nurney Sr. of Suffolk and Nansemond County. He is a graduate of Suffolk High School, Virginia Military Institute and attended Wharton Graduate School of Business and Finance of the University of Pennsylvania. He was stationed in Germany while in the U. S. Army.

Memorial March Thursday

A memorial march in honor of the late Rev. James Reeb who died in a Selma, Ala., hospital last week from injuries received while participating in civil rights demonstrations, will be held Thursday afternoon in Suffolk sponsored by the NAACP.

The march will originate on Mulberry Street near the East End Baptist Church at 4 o’clock. From there it will proceed to the Municipal Building on Market Street where a brief service will be held in the parking lot.

Three sophomores make Chuckatuck faculty list

Three students at Chuckatuck High School, all sophomores, where named to the Faculty List (all A’s) following the fourth six-weeks grading period. Thirty-nine other students made the Honor Roll (all A’s and B’s).

Faculty List students were Becky Mauck, Janice Cassada and Linda Huntley.

Honor Roll students were: Seniors-Bill Cary, Patti Wills and Dirran Savage.

Juniors: Lynn Butler, Sharon Yost, Gale Worley and Cynthia Honneycutt.

Sophomores: Thomas Porter, Linda Matthews, Jo Anne St. Clair, Jimmie Copland, Linda Head, Faye Weaver, Cindy Hobbs, John Forbes, Tommy Rountree, Brenda Outlaw and Linda Vaughan.

Freshmen: Robert Simpson, Pat Windom, Gary Butler, Rodney Nelson, Anne Newman, Linda Mansfield, Laurie White, Craig Parker and Joey Russell.

8th grade: Grady Phelps, Fred Rushing, Gail Albright, Wendy Alston, Janice Brown, Carolyn Byrd, Jackie Culpepper, Susan Madrid, Marsha Outlaw, Delores Roach, and Sharon Moulds.

WLPM marks its 25th year of service

Today marks the 25th anniversary of radio station grow and prosper with Suffolk and Nansemond County. Recent developments include a major expansion and remodeling of WLPM’s offices and studio on the Windsor Rd., and plans to begin FM broadcasting in the near future.

It is interesting to not that WLPM’s call letters stand for &uot;World’s Largest Peanut Market.&uot;

Like its name, WLPM has been and is a community radio station. It strives hard to serve the needs and interests of the community it serves.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose