Lauderdale Supervisors Approve Bid to Fix Annex Roof

Meridian, Miss. The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday night and approved a bid to fix some issues with the Courthouse Annex building.

About four months ago, supervisors began to notice some water issues with the lower roof and balcony of the Annex building. They voted Tuesday to award a project to fix those issue to Daniels Roofing, which submitted the lowest bid. Supervisors hope the work will begin as soon as possible.

"What they are going to do is they are going to come in, strip the roof, take off some old air conditioning units and re-roof that so maybe in the future, we won't have those problems again," said District 3 Supervisor Josh Todd.

The supervisors will be headed to Washington D.C. in early February to try and secure funding for several different projects. Some of these projects include getting a third lane of traffic at the Jimmie Rodgers Boulevard exit to the former Handy Hardware entrance to alleviate traffic congestion and also get a road built near WMOX radio to cut down on traffic at Hawkins Crossing. At the meeting, Sheriff Billy Sollie also said 283 inmates were currently housed at the Lauderdale County Jail, just 7 short of the capacity.