This week we received a call from a woman who was concerned because her husband had been arrested and wanted to know if his name would appear in the newspaper. Our policy at the newspaper is all names are published.
The Board of Supervisors hired a new road manager Monday morning after discussing the issue in an executive session. Brian Dace was hired at a salary of $55,000 per year and will assume the new position Monday, February 12th.
The funding formula that was recently passed by the Mississippi House of Representatives (HB 957) will benefit the Quitman School District with an increase in funding estimated at $316,453. The bill still has to go before the Senate.
The Mississippi House of Representatives voted and passed House Bill 957, which is the Mississippi Uniform Per Student Funding Formula Act of 2018. The new funding formula passed by a vote of 66 – 54. The measure still has to go to the Senate before passing into law.