LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM)- Lamar County Supervisors were met with local opinions Monday, on how the county should move forward with the redistricting process.
The public meeting wasn't quite ask packed as expected, but there were half a dozen residents offering suggestions and voicing concerns on how the board will re-draw lines.
Based on 2010 Census numbers, District 2 Supervisor Ben Winston will gain the most residents. Winston approached the rest of the board with the idea of creating a major-minority district, but the other four members don't see how that's possible, based upon the Census numbers.
Winston said, he is also worried that once new lines are drawn, District 2 will be spread out so wide because of the growth in the Oak Grove area, he feels that may negatively impact the residents in the Southern part of District 2.
The county will have two more public meetings on redistricting.