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City auction set for Saturday

By Staff
CITY AUCTION City worker Joe White labels a fish mailbox, one of hundreds of items Meridian will auction at the Public Works Complex, 311 27th Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Photo by Paula Merritt / The Meridian Star
By Fredie Carmichael / staff writer
May 2, 2002
Bicycles, televisions, old fire trucks, a Sony PlayStation and a Super Nintendo are among hundreds of lost-and-found items and surplus city property that will be auctioned Saturday.
On Wednesday, city workers spent the day preparing for the auction. Joe White, store keeper for the city, walked through several garages and checked some of the boxed items that will be sold.
The auction is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the city's Public Works Complex on 27th Avenue. People interested in bidding on items can stop by the complex Friday and preview them in person.
Wallace Heggie, the city's purchasing agent, said most goods were recovered by the Meridian Police Department as lost-and-found items. Some items, he said, are surplus city property.
Durham Auction Co. of Hattiesburg will conduct the auction; registration will begin shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday. Durham will get a percentage of the money made, the city will pocket the rest.
White said that prospective bidders should arrive at the Public Works Complex before 10 a.m. Saturday so they can register with an auctioneer.
Heggie said the auction will be fun "just to come out here and see what things sell for. You could get a good deal."
For more information on the auction, call Wallace Heggie at 485-1938.
ON THE BLOCK
Here is a look at some of the lost-and-found and city surplus property that will be auctioned at Meridian's Public Works Complex beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 485-1938.
A Cobra, 19-channel citizens band radio.
A blue shoulder bag with bingo items.
A red shoulder bag with clothes and other items.
A "Grass Roots" compact disc.
A red baseball card album and cards.
Two Austad golf clubs.
Three Spalding golf clubs.
A pool stick in a blue holder.
A weed-eater.
A Whirlpool air conditioner.

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