• 91°
franklin county times

Kemper supervisors work toward jail accreditation

By By Sheila Blackmon/The Meridian Star
March 7, 2001
DEKALB Bill Jarvis, warden at the Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility, gave Kemper County supervisors a report on the jail's operations earlier this week.
He said Mississippi Department of Corrections officials examine security, procedures, training programs for inmates such as GED classes, food preparation and sanitation. He said they don't look at cost effectiveness but focus more on results.
Last month, supervisors told Jarvis to lay off three employees due to a state budget crunch, McGrevey said. He said the number of state inmates affects revenue. There are fewer state inmates at the prison than anticipated, so the work force had to be downsized.
Supervisors also accepted a petition from resident Starlin Wilson to expand Springhill Fire District, McGrevey said. Expanding the boundaries will bring more people into the district, lowering their fire insurance premiums. The matter was taken under advisement.
Supervisors also accepted bids ranging from $48,000 to $52,000 for drainage boxes on Cobb Road. He said bids came in about $4,000 lower than county officials expected. Supervisors awarded the contract to Phillips Contracting Company which submitted a bid of $48,222.
Part of a project to upgrade the road leading to a Tennessee Valley Authority proposed power plant site, the drainage boxes, are TVA-funded, McGrevey said.
He said he does not expect final approval until May, but TVA officials' authorizing road upgrades reinforces his belief that Kemper County will get the power plant.
Supervisors approved the purchase of a new Crown Victoria for the sheriff's department. The $21,000 car should be delivered next week.
Sheila Blackmon is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail her at sblackmon@themeridianstar.com.

Franklin County

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for children

News

Russellville celebrates freedom at Jam on Sloss Lake Monday

News

RFD responds to downtown structure fire

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H announces horse club, summer day camps

Franklin County

Sweet T’s Meat & Greet celebrates grand opening

Franklin County

Bank Independent launches School Share

Franklin County

First Metro Bank reaches nearly 2,000 local students through financial literacy efforts

Franklin County

County votes in primary runoff

News

Kids, Kin program, Girl Scouts present information at RPL

Franklin County

FC Rescue Squad president faces arrest for theft

Franklin County

Summer P-EBT benefits go to families of eligible school children

News

Red Bay City Council approves water, gas board resolution

News

Red Bay Council discusses regulating vicious animals

Franklin County

Furr Fest fundraiser sees success

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2001, Kathryn (Keeton) Nix

News

Phil Campbell festival unites friends for food, fun, music

News

BTCPA gears up to perform ‘Leading Ladies,’ final play of season

News

Phil Campbell Police Department adds new vehicle to its fleet

News

Face-painting fun, crafts, treats delight at RPL

News

PC prepares to enforce noise, impoundment ordinances

Franklin County

Blue Springs VFD holds Furr Fest fundraiser

Franklin County

Russellville promotes race amity June 12

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2000, Lindsay (Gerstman) Almond

News

PC Title Loan opens

x