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The Centreville Town Commissioners have just announced that customers on the 210 miles of electrical lines served by the town will now be saving more than $11,000 a year from reduced electric rates.
Effective this month, the town announced the 2,150 customers served will save a total of $11,370.43 through the reduced tariff.
The biggest savings will be to out-of-town customers, according to the new rate chart. By eliminating the present higher electric current cost to those customers outside the time limits, those on domestic service will save $5,433.60 and the general service users will save $636.
••• A 9-year-old boy returned home wet and chilled after volunteer firefighters, State Police and Sheriff’s deputies spent more than an hour Monday night searching for him near Pondtown.
The boy, Arlington Buster Pritchett Jr., was last seen by his parents about 7 o’clock when he said he was going fishing. When he failed to return home by nightfall, his parents called the Sheriff’s office.
Three deputies and two State Police officers went to the scene, then called for help. Firefighters, police officers and Forest Ranger Amos Joiner started a search about 9 p.m. in a wooded area just east of Pondtown.
The boy was found walking on State Route 290 near his home by his mother about 10:15 p.m.
Tfc. R.E. Middleton said the boy appeared wet and scared, but otherwise unharmed.
••• Sheriff George Sharp appeared before County Commissioners on Tuesday to serve them with further papers pertaining to the Town of Centreville’s suit against the commissioners and Kerr-McGee Chemical Co. resulting from a recent zoning change.
The Centreville Town Commissioners have asked the Circuit Court to rule the County Commissioners’ recent zoning change at the Centreville Wharf “unconstitutional, illegal and void.”
The change was requested in a public hearing by KerrMcGee and concerned approximately one acre of land at the Wharf. Originally zoned “A-2” Agricultural Conservation, it was