County to sell seized weapons, other equipment at public auction

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to sell an assortment of seized weapons and vehicles along with surplus county and road equipment at public auction.

The auction will be Saturday, March 1, at the Union County Fairgrounds starting at 9 a.m. with Kathy Chism of Chism Auction of Myrtle in charge.

Items to be sold include both pickup and large trucks, a variety of road equipment and some fire trucks. About 50 handguns, shotguns and rifles will be sold, some valued at more than $1,000.

Although the weapons auction will be closed, the rest of the auction will be open so sellers may consign other vehicles for sale as well. There will be no buyer’s premium on the county items, however, with the auction company receiving a fixed percentage of the sale price. Gun buyers will have to conclude the purchase through a local registered gun dealer to meet legal requirements.

The weapons can be inspected the day of the auction only, starting at 8 a.m. while the other trucks and equipment may be inspected on the day before the auction from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Full- or part-time county employees will not be allowed to bid on items since state ethics laws prevent employees doing any business with the county, County Administrator Terry Johnson said. It was not clear how close a family relationship could be and still legal for a person to bid. A list of items will be available to the auction company website.

No estimate was given as to how much money supervisors hope to bring in but the money will go into the general fund.

In other business supervisors:

  • Approved paying one fee for a death examination
  • Approved the solid waste register for January
  • Approved travel and issuing a manual check for $35 for registration to have a county employee attend the Workers Compensation Seminar Feb. 13.
  • Approved a request to have board president Danny Jordan request a check for $22,793 from MDA. This money is going toward the Mississippi-Tennessee Railnet railroad improvement project being done at no cost to the county.

Supervisors did not expect to have much business to deal with next week and, since county offices will close Monday, Feb. 17, the board’s usual meeting day, they recessed to 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24.









New Albany Fairgrounds

9:00 A.M.

Union Co. Board of Supervisors & Union Co. Sheriff Dept has commissioned Chism Auction Co. to auction county equipment, vehicles & confiscated items belonging to the County & Sheriff Dept. Inspection & preview on day prior to the auction from 9am to 5pm. Inspection & preview of guns on day of auction only starting at 8am. Open auction on equipment, vehicles etc., consignments are welcome. Closed auction on guns only. To Consign please call Auctioneer Kathy Chism at 662-538-4577.

Partial Listing:  1992 Ford F700 Dump Truck, 1984 Chev.  Dump Truck, Water Tank, 1993 GMC  Tar Truck, JD 310D Backhoe/loader, JD 709 Cutter (Bushog), Sheepsfoot Roller, Roller & Trailer, Wobble Wheel Packer 13 wheel, 2 Woods 3 point HICH blade, 1993 Ford Pickup, 1982 Chev. 2 ton sand truck, 1979 Chev. Dump Truck, 1984 GMC ½ Ton Truck, 1992 Ford Dump Truck, TDL Dump Body, 1987 Chev. ¾ ton truck, 544B JD Wheel Loader, Rosco Flaherty Chip Spreader, Rosco Distributor, JD 4630 tractor, 770B JD grader (West), 1991 Ford F150 truck, 1993 Ford F150 truck, 1994 Ford F150 truck, 1998 Ford F150 truck, 1997 Chev Tahoe, 2001 Volvo Truck, 2001 Chevy Malibu, 2006 Mazda pickup, 2003 Ford Explorer, 2003 Ford Crown Vic, 2003 Dodge Durango, 2003 Ford Crown Vic, 2004 Chev Z71 truck, 1997 Ford Taurus, small utility trailer, 1993 Wilson hopper bottom trailer 45’ high side new tarp, 1996 Wilson hopper bottom trailer 41’, 1993 Mac CH613 w/15’ dump bed double frame 350 engine 2/super 10 & bed liner dry cylinder,  33’ Ti Brook trailer good tarp work ready dry cylinder, JD 6’ push blade

Fire Trucks:    1985 GMC SE Fire, 1974 Ford F750, 1978 Ford Tanker, 1978 Chev Tanker, 1985 GMC SE, 1981 Chev WU, 1979 Ford 0800

Guns:  Marlin 22 Mag Tasco Scope 3X9X50, Rem 30-06 Tasco Scope 3X9X40, New England 45-70 Tasco Scope 3X9X40, Samco 3” 12 ga. Model 635, Moss Berg over/under double barrel 12 ga, Savage Pump sawed-off 12 ga., Springfield 22 mod 15, Smith & Wesson w/case 44 Mag, Ruger w/case Vaquer 44 Mag, Rem 12 ga. Mod 870 3 ½ mag. Pump, Moss 12 ga. Pump, Rem 243 Bushnell scope 3X9X40, Knight 50 cal. Simmons Scope 3X9X40, Winchester 270 Bushnell 4X12X50 Scope,Springfield Mod 18, 280 Browning A-Bolt Leupold Varx Scope 3X9X50, 22 Marlin Simmons Scope 3X9X40, 22 Winchester Mod 190, 30-30 Winchester Lever Action, 45-70 H&R, 12 ga. H&R Single Shot, Knight Muzzle Loader 50 cal., Rem 22 Auto, 22 Rev 9 Shot Mod 76, 12 Ga Rem Mod 1148, 20 ga Rev Single Shot, 9mm Hi-Point Auto, Ruger 357 Revolver, FIE 22, 12 Ga Rem Mod 1100  3” mag, Ithica 12 ga auto 2 ¾, Stevens 20 ga pump 3”, 8mm Made in Turkey, SKS 7.62 X 39mm 5X32 Scope, Glenfield 22 Marlin, Rem 270 Auto Mod 7400/w Scope Bushnell sport view, 12 ga single shot 3”, 243 Savage Bolt Action w/scope, 9mm Jennings Auto, 22 Cal Marlin Laser Sight, 20 ga Spring Field, two 9mm Hi-Point, 30/30 Marlin Mod 33635 Tasco 3X9X40 Scope, zimenez 9mm, SKS 7.62X39 Tasco Red Dot Scope, Iver Johnson 22 mag., 380 Colt Mark IV, S & W 32 Long Rev, 44 Mag S & W Special Rossi, 9mm Witnes Auto, 45 Cal Mod D FMJ, Remington 742 30-06 w/scope Simmons 3X9X50, 762.54 SKS Russian Auto w/Bayonet, 16 ga. Ward Westin Field pump, 10-22 Auto Ruger, 12 GA Mossburg pump Gold Trigger 3”, 50 cal. Traditon Camo, 20 ga. H&R Mod 176 mag, Pellet Gun, 30-30 Win Ranger, SKS Cameo, 22 Auto Smith & Wesson, 9mm Auto Ruger, 22 Rev Rohm, 25 Auto Raven, 44 Mag Rev Interarms

Terms & Conditions: Everything sells as/is where/is. All information is deemed to be accurate but subject to verification. Settlements should be paid in full on day of auction. We accept cash, cashier check, certified funds, wire transfers, or check with current letter of credit on bank letterhead to Chism Auction Co. guaranteeing payment .  All items must be removed from auction site on day of auction unless other arrangements have been made. Titles will be sent 14 days after payment is received, unless payment was cash or cash equivalent. We must have a fiscal address to send titles.

Documents Needed:  Valid Driver’s License, Passport or Government ID. Our auctions are open to the public; however, in order to be tax exempt from paying taxes at our auctions, we must have a copy of your Retail Sales License, Resale Certificate and/or Dealer License. We will not be able to remove sales tax from your invoice until we have your certificate/license in hand.

Auctioneer:  Kathy Chism – 1603 CR 515 – Myrtle, MS 38650   662-538-4577   MS License #233

FOR PICTURES & MORE INFORMATION GO TO then to Chism Auction.  We will be accepting consignments daily so please go to daily for new consignments and pictures.