Maxie: small community with a big truck

The addition of a rig for the Maxie community means every Forrest County fire department is now driving a new truck.

The Maxie Fire Department received a brand-new $168,000 American LaFrance fire truck.

Maxie, a small community just north of Stone County, did not have a community center, fire department, or rural water system until the past couple of years. But Supervisor Billy Hudson says all of that is changing, and the new fire truck should lead to a lower and better fire rating.

Hudson says a lower fire rating will mean there are no class 10 areas left in the county.