According to statistics, a car can be stolen in less than 60 seconds. Delta County has experienced a rash of auto thefts and car burglaries over the past few weeks and according to the Insurance Information Institute car burglaries peak in July and August.
Lamar Electric Cooperative is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone whose tip leads to the indictment of those responsible for a recent spate of copper thefts.
Thieves have made off with about seven miles of wire, worth about $20,000 to the company, according to spokesperson Dena Beason. M0st of the thefts occurred around Maxey and other areas west of Paris, she said.
Also, one botched effort resulted in some customers losing power last week, Beason said.
The Campbell Soup Company released its FY 2014 first-quarter earnings Nov. 19, with total sales down two percent. The company attributed the slow numbers to weaknesses in overall industry trends, among other factors.