Starting next year, Lauderdale County voters will use a paper ballot system to cast their votes. The Board of Supervisors on Monday approved the purchase of the new voting system, which will cost around $320,000. Supervisors say the system is simpler and much more efficient in tallying votes. It allows voters to feed paper ballots into a scanner, which will count results on site. The county has 42 precincts and with the new system, there will be one scanner per precinct.
LPK Architects will come on board the courthouse renovations project. The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors made the decision during today’s meeting. “We hope it’s a win-win situation for Lauderdale County. We hope this will make a speedy build and seamless transition from the old to the new,” said District 3 Board Supervisor Josh Todd. Four other architect firms had submitted bids for the job, but the board chose LPK Architects because it was local. The firm is heade
The county says its lacking money to run the operation, especially with upgrades to the computer aided dispatch software. Lauderdale County Board Supervisor Wayman Newell said the city and county have an agreement in place to cover costs. But he said, so far, the city is refusing to pay their share. “The county and the city are supposed to share the costs. Right now, the word is ‘it’s not in our budget,’ but we got to find a wat to do it. E911 in my opinion is the most
When it comes to creating a new courthouse, five architect firms have expressed interest in getting the job done. “We’ve got five architects that submitted proposals and we’re currently going through those,” said District 5 Lauderdale County Board Supervisor Kyle Rutledge Those who submitted proposals were LPK Architects from Meridian, JH&H Architects from Flowood, Belinda Stewart Architects from Europa, Shafer Zhaner Zhaner from Starkville, and Barlow-Eddy-Jenkins from Jacks