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County Supervisors Barfield, Herring, Banks, Jackson, and

The Warren County Board of Supervisors began the process of managing the county’s business today.

The minimal and mundane things that have to be done were done. Included in those things was approving any supervisor to attend the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus Annual Education Conference in April. It is customary for new supervisors to attend classes and seminars to further their understanding.

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Additionally, the supervisors approved their pay raise pursuant to Mississippi Senate Bill 2827. The raise is for 3% or $1,341 per year or $111.75 a month. It is the supervisor’s first raise in pay since 2004, 16 years ago. Justice Court judges’ salaries were tied into this legislation. The supervisors had to approve the pay increase to get an increase for the judges.

Blake Teller was reappointed as county attorney and his contract was approved at $190 per billable hour.

The Culkin School property on Culkin Road was approved for use by law enforcement as a training facility. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office conducts drills, training sessions and related events at that location and has for several years.

Additionally, District 3 Supervisor Shawn Jackson was appointed to the Warren Washington Issaquenna Sharkey Community Action Agency and the Central Mississippi Planning & Development District Workforce Development Committee.

William Nettle was appointed to fill the District 3 slot on the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

The board agreed on every issue with no votes in the negative.

The board’s new engineer, Keith O’Keefe, spoke on the four-year road plan. By law, the road plan has to be in by Feb. 3. The board and the engineer will meet to determine the greatest need.

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One struck by a car on MLK

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One person has been hit by a car near 1911 MLK Jr Boulevard.

 

At 10:30 p.m. Friday night, a call came into the E911 call center that a person had been struck by a vehicle at that location. The vehicle is still on scene and police, fire medic 20, rescue and Ladder 3 are all en route to the scene.

The injured party is complaining of leg pain.

We will update this story as more information becomes available. For now, please avoid the area and allow emergency responders plenty of room to do their job.

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One shot on 61 South

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At around 4:30 this afternoon an individual showed up at University Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound that he claimed had happened on 61 South in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg Police Investigators were dispatched to UMC to follow up on the incident. Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart tells us that at around 7:25 p.m. three individuals were taken into custody on Fog Drive off of 61 South.

One is believed to be the shooter, the others have outstanding warrants through Municipal Court.

This is a fluid and developing story. We will release additional information as it becomes available to us.

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USDA approves waiver to allow SNAP beneficiaries time to report losses

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The federal government has approved a request from Mississippi to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries additional time to report food losses due to severe weather and flooding this month.

The approval waives the requirement that SNAP losses be reported within 10 days to receive replacement benefits, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced today.

SNAP benefits are provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. With the waiver in place, families displaced by flooding will be eligible to get food replaced even if they can’t report the losses within the usual 10 days.

The waiver applies to Attala, Carroll, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Greene, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Leake, Leflore, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties.

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