HERNANDO — Door-size walk-through scanners soon will stand guard just inside the two rotunda entrances to the DeSoto County Administration Building to bolster security at the busy facility in downtown Hernando.
County administrator Vanessa Lynchard tells The Commercial Appeal no particular local incident led to the move, but the backdrop of the Aurora, Colo., movie theater and Newtown, Conn., school massacres last year has made security a concern across the county.
In December, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors agreed to allocate $6,358 for a scanner and setup at each of the first floor’s rotunda entrances.
Supervisor Mark Gardner of Southaven said he understands that submitting to a scanner may be an inconvenience for some, but it’s for everyone’s safety.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info