Board: You're hired! Smith: No, thanks!

The man hired to be the new Forrest County administrator is saying thanks, but no thanks.

On Monday the supervisors approved the hiring of Norman Smith to to replace Mike Sumrall, but Smith now says he is not going to accept the job.

Board President Billy Hudson told 7 ON YOUR SIDE that supervisors are still in negotiations with Smith, but Smith told us later that he is not in negotiations, and intends to keep his job at the Pat Harrison Waterway District.