Lauderdale County, Miss. The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has passed the budget for fiscal year 2014. By law, the budget must be passed by Oct. 1.
The administrator and board members say they succeeded in preparing a balanced budget.
Supervisors were unanimous on most budget issues, with the exception of those pertaining to a $14 million bond issue.
"It's hard to disagree on a balanced budget," said District 2 supervisor, Wayman Newell, "But it was some entities I thought should have got some and some entities that shouldn't have got as much as they got. My main concern was a balanced budget. It is balanced."
The Highland Park sports complex passed by a 3-2 vote.
Newell said the bond issue passed, in the beginning, on a 3-2 vote, and it will likely remain a 3-2 vote until the end.