After a year of debating where to build, the Forrest County supervisors announced Monday where a new multimillion-dollar jail will be constructed.
The board approved a wooded area off Highway 49Ssouth, just north of the Highway 98 East intersection. It's a commercial area already owned by the county.
The board is under a federal mandate to build a new facility because the current jail is outdated and overcrowded.
Before additional taxes are levied, the board hopes to secure some funding from the state and federal level.