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January 23, 2014

County working with MCC on safe room project



Todd said the County’s contribution to the project would likely involve asphalt work, such as parking facilities and an access drive.

"I don't know if we could have picked a better spot than right there," Todd said.

There is a lot of paperwork to do, involving FEMA and MEMA, to change the location, but Todd is optimistic that the change will be approved.

The MCC location lies in District 4, which is represented by Joe Norwood.

"I think it will be a perfect marriage if we can put it there. You think of the number of students on campus there and at the Mississippi State branch," Norwood said. "There are some senior citizen's homes there within walking distance. I think it will be a perfect fit for what it was intended to be."

MCC Board Chairman Tommy Dulaney has directed college attorney John Compton seek an Attorney General’s opinion on the legality of deeding the property over to the County as a next step in bringing the project to fruition.

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