Supervisors set county tax rolls for year


The Kemper County board of supervisors held their second meeting of the month this past Monday.

Supervisors received a report from veterans service officer Marie Wilson concerning issues important to local veterans.

Supervisors voted to approve the county’s schedule for motor vehicles after there were no comments during a public hearing.

Supervisors approved the real and personal tax rolls for the 2020 fiscal year.

Supervisors voted to replace the wood frame and trim for seven windows for the county administration building.

They also approved an air conditioner repair for the Emilia building.

Supervisors approved a Shirley Steele Jackson to attend the Mississippi Circuit Clerk’s Convention at Pickwick Dam, Tenn., on August 12-15; and for County Administrator Dr. Cook to attend the ACT Work Ready Communities Boot Camp in New Orleans on September 9-10.

Supervisors approved the minutes from the previous meeting and the claims docket.

Gas district

The Kemper County gas district, which will bring natural gas service to Scooba and East Mississippi Community College, was to meet Wednesday.

Kemper County received $750,000 from the Legislature to help pay for laying the line starting out from DeKalb. That total was incorrectly list in last week’s Messenger.

Economic director Craig Hitt said the project would cost around $3 million with the county making up the difference.

Supervisors Pat Granger said the county was still looking for grants to help defray the cost.

EMCC reopens

East Mississippi Comminity College has re-opened its Scooba campus to the public.

All 15 colleges in the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges system plan to resume traditional operations and classes on their campuses this fall, according to a statement issued by the MACC President’s Association.

East Mississippi Community College President Dr. Scott Alsobrooks said the college has convened a coronavirus task force to recommend changes to policies and procedures so students, faculty and staff can safely resume in-class instruction.

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