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Supervisors hear request for upgrades at airport

THE LATEST ADDITION to Copiah County’s firefighting fleet goes to the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department. Officials showing off the new unit from left are Supervisors Kenneth Powell, Terry Channell, Perry Hood, Jimmy L. Phillips, Daryl McMillian, Hopewell Fireman Danny Moore, Incoming Supervisor Judson Jackson and Emergency Management Director Randle Drane.

Copiah Supervisors heard a request for upgrades at the Copiah County Airport at their meeting December 2. Steve Rochelle suggested that upgrades at the facility could greatly increase traffic because Copiah’s airport offers air traffic advantages in access to its facilities and quick refueling. About $60,000 has been made available for some of the work around the airport waiting room and bath rooms. Work was suggested on the air conditioning and quotations were presented. Application for other grants was suggested. Costs potentially forced on the county for capital murder cases were discussed. A county road employee was authorized to drive a truck home daily to have it ready for emergency service. Charles Miller was transferred from part to full time in the Road Department. Arrangements were made to transfer an unused supervisor pickup to sheriff department use. Supervisors attended the 22nd circuit drug court graduation celebration and recessed until December 10 at 9 a.m. for their regular bill paying session.

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