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Forrest County to complete state of art jail in 2012


According to Forrest County Board of Supervisor's President David Hogan, a massive multi-million dollar project is near completion.

"We are going to complete the jail and get it open, and in operation. Probably late spring and early summer," said Hogan.

Tucked away behind the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center, Hogan says the new Forrest County Jail will equip law enforcement with the proper resources to do a good job.

"We are proud that we will have a brand new state of the art facility that will house up to 600 inmates. Our law enforcement personnel will have tools that they need to keep our roads and our streets safe for the public."

The upkeep of those streets also topped the board's agenda.

"We approved approximately $3 million worth of State Aid projects," said Hogan.

Meaning the busier roads and even bridges in the county are considered State Aid, and the state gives the county funds for upgrades.

"Repaving of Ollie Williams Road, Sims Road, Churchwell Road, Pumping Station Road, Rockhill Brooklyn Road, Carnes Road, Eastabuchie Road, and Highway 11 to Lynn Ray Road," said Hogan.

Hogan says the improvements will take time, and the $3 million will cover the next four years.

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