Marion Co. Board of Supervisors approves budget - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Marion Co. Board of Supervisors approves budget

By Kevin Wheeler - bio | email | Twitter

MARION COUNTY (WDAM) - The Marion County Board of Supervisors approved its 2010 fiscal budget this morning.

The total expenditures for the year are nearly $21.5. That's up nearly $3 million from last year. Most of the increase comes from the budget for the Marion -Walthall Regional Jail addition. 

There was also a 4.47 mill increase added by the Marion County board of education.

Some residents expressed their disappointment in the tax increase and the board of education.

"Why did the administrators have to get a raise and they not getting any money to help the kids buy more books or do anything to help the kids with," said Marion County resident Bobby Henry.

"With the economy like it is and all I just don't see where the tax payers of the county really need to be increased with anymore millage," said Carrol Sylvet, a Marion County Resident.

Marion County Board of Supervisors president Raymon Rowell understood their frustration.

"It's tough economic times and our tax payers are struggling right now," said Rowell. "I felt like it was a bad time for increase but the school board made that decision and we gone have to live with it."

$3.2 million of the school system's budget comes from property taxes.

©2009 WDAM. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:32:54 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:44:55 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
  • Live Updates: USM takes on UAB in C-USA baseball tournament

    Live Updates: USM takes on UAB in C-USA baseball tournament

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:36:26 GMT
    Top-seeded USM is playing eighth-seeded University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park in Biloxi. (Photo source: WDAM)Top-seeded USM is playing eighth-seeded University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park in Biloxi. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Top-seeded USM is playing eighth-seeded University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park in Biloxi. (Photo source: WDAM)Top-seeded USM is playing eighth-seeded University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park in Biloxi. (Photo source: WDAM)

    After nearly 24 hours of delays, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are finally playing baseball.

    More >>

    After nearly 24 hours of delays, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are finally playing baseball.

    More >>
  • Pine Grove dedicates additions to spiritual grounds

    Pine Grove dedicates additions to spiritual grounds

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:32:10 GMT
    A meditative labyrinth and fire circle are now a part of the spiritual grounds at the facility. The area of the facility has long been a place of healing for patients at Pine Grove. (Photo source: WDAM)A meditative labyrinth and fire circle are now a part of the spiritual grounds at the facility. The area of the facility has long been a place of healing for patients at Pine Grove. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services held a dedication ceremony Thursday for additions to its spiritual grounds.  A meditative labyrinth and fire circle are now a part of the spiritual grounds at the facility. 

    More >>

    Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services held a dedication ceremony Thursday for additions to its spiritual grounds.  A meditative labyrinth and fire circle are now a part of the spiritual grounds at the facility. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly