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While stocks than Monday, but some were plummeting Monday investors pounced because they believed there were good values to be found in See Stocks, Page A7. The worst days Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post Allen Lampp, 8, center, the son of Stacy Lampp and Atheila Pannell, and Johnathan Chandler, 8, the son of Bobbie and James Chandler, stand in a bus line at Beechwood Elementary at the end of the first day of school Monday. Schools, students find success on first day By Manivanh Chanprasith If the rest of the new school year goes as well as the first day of classes, “We will have a great year,” the superintendent of Vicksburg Warren School District said late Monday. “Everything went well,” Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford said. VWSD saw about 8,500 students enrolled, about 400 fewer than last year though exact figures aren’t available yet, and more than 6,500 students registered to ride the district’s 152 buses on 180 routes. Porters Chapel Academy also returned to classes Monday. See School, Page A8. 3 of 4 budget proposals would hike deputy pay By Danny Barrett Jr. Josh Smith, 7, the son of Debra and Lorenzo Smith, waits for his bus to leave school. Summer juvenile arrests down in city, up in county By Manivanh Chanprasith Juvenile arrests in the city decreased this year during the summer months from last year, though they were still higher than in the county, where the number of arrests rose slightly, according to figures provided by the Vicksburg Police and Warren County Sheriff’s departments. “The county is more spread out,” Sheriff Martin Pace said. “The city police are dealing with a more concentrated population and more foot traffic.” During the two full months that schools were not in session, June and July, Vicksburg police made 39 felony and misdemeanor arrests of people 18 and younger. WEATHER DEATHS Tonight: cloudy with a chance of showers, lows in the 70s Wednesday: mostly sunny with a chance of showers, highs in the 90s Mississippi River: 23.3 feet Fell: 0.1 foot Flood stage: 43 feet • Billy T. Ainsworth • Eugene Davis Jr. • Eugene McGraw • Burrell Washington Sr. • Floy Onzell Murphy Young A7 VOLUME 129 NUMBER 221 2 SECTIONS A7 Last year, police recorded 60 arrests. In the county, deputies made 22 juvenile arrests in June and July; last year, the number was 14. Pace said numbers can be skewed by multiple juveniles being arrested for one crime. “If five violators break into a house, statistically, that’s Felony arrests Teen arrests for misdemeanors and felonies 2010 June July 2011 June July City County 37 23 7 7 24 15 13 9 See Teens, Page A8. Four versions of what Warren County’s budget should look like for 2011-12 have emerged, and three contain pay raises for deputies and clerical staff in the sheriff’s department. Raises of 5 to 8 percent for 42 positions from undersheriff to entry-level deputy are funded by redirecting more of the county’s 40.53 mills to the general fund, drafts of each version show. One version pairs a 5 percent raise with a 3 percent raise across all county departments. A second shows an extra 8 percent for the deputies and a 3 percent raise for 17 jail staffers. A third draft cuts the raise to 7 percent and throws in money for a third TODAY IN HISTORY 1854: Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” is first published. 1902: Edward VII is crowned king of Britain after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. 1945: Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States explodes a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people. 1969: Actress Sharon Tate and four other people are found brutally slain at Tate’s Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime. assistant district attorney. Repeating a stance that’s held all summer, supervisors on Monday favored salary hikes for the county’s 270 or so employees. “All I’m saying is get it wherever it is so we’re not deficit spending,” Board President Richard George said. A vote on next year’s budget is expected Sept. 6. The county’s fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Spending totals $14.6 million to $14.9 million in the four versions under review. The only version with a surplus, at $2,239, shows no raises and rolls back salary for a jail population manager to $41,500 from $50,000. The post is unfilled. Smallest among three deficits created with pay raises in See County, Page A8. 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