Site for DeSoto jail still unsettled
Published: May 5,2010
HERNANDO — The site for a new jail in DeSoto County remains unsettled after officials apparently rejected a proposal to locate a facility on 40 acres at an industrial park.
The board of supervisors on Monday put off further consideration of the issue until they meet May 17.
The Commercial Appeal reports that the site at the Hernando Industrial Park got only two votes from the five-member board. The board then voted 3-2 to consider the issue again on May 17.
Supervisors heard from a jail-study committee and an architect hired to evaluate cost and locations.
Other sites proposed for the jail were 4.2 acres next to the existing lockup and 39.3 acres of county-owned land.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran
- Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use
- Weyerhaeuser investing $57M to modernize lumber mill
- Two BancorpSouth mergers delayed by federal inquiries
- Health officials identify another case of chikungunya virus
- Biloxi council approves $29M contract for baseball stadium construction
- Cochran continues to question EPA over new regulations
- Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19