UPDATE – Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 p.m.
The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen met July 20 for a budget workshop.
Budget workshops are a practice that Mayor Todd Booth said he wanted to bring back when he first took office. During the 2016 budget hearing many of the aldermen expressed how beneficial the work sessions can be.
The dream of a new school for Magee’s children has finally come to fruition, and the students who enter Magee Elementary for the first time in August will be attending class not only in a new facility but also in a new location.
Monday morning the Simpson County Development Foundation hosted their quarterly meeting. The topic for the day was an update on goals for recently elected mayors from the county. For additional information see the Lighter Side on Page 4 A of this week’s paper.
It did not take long before the new leadership in Magee was facee with some really messy problems--garbage, that is.
Mayor Dale Berry reported last week that city superintendent Nelvis Rankin notified him Friday about problems with garbage collections.
Utility easements continue to present problems for Simpson County when dealing with companies like AT&T.
At their last meeting, the Board of Supervisors expressed concern about how promptly vendors like AT&T answer requests when the county is expecting easement to provide services as simple as bushhogging.