In preparation for an upcoming meeting on school facilities, the Simpson County School Board met last Friday morning to address goals and other plans for the county’s public schools.
Funds from the $250,000 grant awarded by the state to the City of Magee should be available by the first of November, according to Mayor Dale Berry.
Berry attributed the success of the grant process to Senator Chris Caughman. The funds will be used to upgrade the city’s sewerage lagoon.
Public schools opened for the 2019-2020 school year last week with 3,545 students enrolled, which is a 125 student increase over last year.
According to the administration at last week’s school board meeting, the opening went smoothly, but some who attended the meeting felt differently.
I overheard daughter Anna Lauren speaking to her new baby who was born on August 1 in Memphis. She said, “Now be sweet and Poppie will write a column about your arrival and we can put in up on your bedroom wall.”
This should not come as much of a surprise in that the family is quite often the topic of my column.
Trustmark Bank through a legal notice that appears in this week’s paper has announced foreclosure proceeding against the Medical Towers at Tuscan Court adjacent to Magee General Hospital.
The facility is owned in part by Dr. Charles Pruitt and Magee General Hospital.
Despite the legal request from Attorney Sheldon Austin to reduce the valuation of the natural gas storage facility Mississippi Hub, the Simpson County Board of Supervisors has opted to use the appraised value of the property which was submitted by Simpson County Tax Assessor Charles Baldwin for the tax rolls.