MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) - Jones County officials broke ground Thursday afternoon for a new fire station in Moselle.
Construction will begin soon on the 4,900 square foot building on Highway 11. It will replace a decades-old structure nearby on Sellers Road.
The cost is $150,000 and is being funded through loans.
It is being built on the location of the old Moselle Elementary School and fire officials said it should help maintain the area's Class-8 fire rating.
"This worked out to be the ideal location for us," said Gordon Pitts, acting chief of the Moselle Volunteer Fire Department. "We're sitting on Highway 11, we've got the grammar school just south of us that we can serve real quickly if need be."
"The old station was in bad shape and it wasn't big enough and it's had many problems over the years," said Andy Dial, president of the Jones County Board of Supervisors. "Due to location and other things, this will be a lot better area, as far as getting on the highway and everything."
Construction is scheduled for completion in January.