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First Responders throughout Newton County will soon have state-wide communication after the Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with a plan to purchase new radios on the Mississippi Wireless Information Network system Monday.
Volunteers on Newton County’s Special Response Team will soon be covered under the county’s insurance for injuries on the job.
J. Douglas Smith will be the new board attorney for the Union Public School District.
He was unanimously approved by board members during a regular meeting on Sept. 10. The only other person who submitted a proposal was Brian Mayo of the Logan & Mayo law firm in Newton.
The Union Board of Aldermen will, in all likelihood, put their stamp of approval on a 2019 fiscal budget that projects revenues of $1.304 million in revenues and $1.346 million in expenditures.
The slight shortfall will be made up in carry over surpluses from previous years.
Decatur residents may see their water bills go up a few dollars beginning Oct. 1 after the Board of Aldermen approved a 1-percent increase to water rates for the 2019 fiscal year.