Hitt Raises Issue of Travel Budget

A Lauderdale County supervisor has asked that the budget be re-examined to locate travel funds that were approved last year.

District three's Craig Hitt said Monday that money was allocated for the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Convention in June at Tunica.

But Hitt said he has been told there is no funding for the trip.

Hitt said he believes he found a discrepancy and asked the county administrator to check it out.

"Some of us have worked to get the fall workshop for the Mississippi Association of Supervisors to be located here in Lauderdale County," said Hitt. "And very excited about the fact that some probably 200 supervisors across the state and their spouses and family members will come to our community for three days and quite frankly, leave some of their money behind."

Hitt said some supervisors have criticized trips being taken, but he says they are valuable in promoting Lauderdale County.

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  • by mm Location: county on May 7, 2010 at 08:03 AM
    To Anonymous One: Sounds like your stupid statement makes your the Chairman of the redneck, backwood, tobacco spitting redneck club. Congratulation!!!
  • by Anonymous One Location: Lauderdale County on May 6, 2010 at 07:39 PM
    Reading these comments tells all that needs to be said as to why we can not attract industry to Lauderdale County. Just a bunch of redneck backwoods tobacco spitting rednecks is what these and many other comments define us as being. You folks grow up! Stupid is as stupid does.
  • by mm Location: County on May 5, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    To Concerned: I agree you do not have to be highly educated to work for the people but, I was referring to the management skills that should be present for someone who is managing and controlling MILLIONS of $$. You don't select a dentist that is not certified or even a pastor who has not attended seminary. Why should you elect supervisors when a majority does not even know the monetary value of a MIL, when they set there and levy mils against us taxpayers. Thank God for the smart county administrators who are running most of the counties in Mississippi due to inadequate elected officials we keep putting in offices across our state.
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2010 at 02:59 PM
    My thoughts exactly Redline. If spending a few thousand $ brings an opportunity to our area for SEVERAL thousand $, go for it. Even it there were a different set of supervisors, these people would still complain. Some people will never be happy.
  • by concerned Location: lauderdale county on May 4, 2010 at 02:23 PM
    TO MM; IT is obvious this current board is not performing in the best interest of the people. All they care about is what they want for themselves. The board has ignored the positions of the voters on many issues (Garbage). They act like a bunch of children during the meetings. You do not have to be highly educated to work for the people. You have to have a desire to represent the people have integrity and be honest with the people. You should not have your own agenda as your goal. If people would help each other in the long run you are helping yourself. Put the people first and represent them as you are elected to do.
  • by mm Location: county on May 4, 2010 at 11:19 AM
    If ignorance was an excuse to dis-allow someone to vote, then 50% of your voters would be disqualified. Most people have no idea about the responsibilities of a county supervisor. Some just like to elect the good-ole-boy who can fix my road. No thought goes into qualification or education of the individuals who have control our our county and money. Sure, some need to be replaced but not with just anybody like in the past. LOOK at the person's QUALIFICATION and ask would you want them handling and controlling MILLIONS of your tax dollars. At the very LEAST, a supervisor should have a high school education, if not at least an associate degree from a 2 year school. WAKE UP voters and vote accordingly!!!
  • by Chuckles Location: Lauderdale County on May 4, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    He just wants the county to pay for his vacation so he can go gamble at the casino. If this was actually meeting with businesses and industries, it would be one thing. But this is just a trip to talk to other supervisors and party.
  • by RedLine Location: Meridian on May 4, 2010 at 09:43 AM
    I stories like this that really lets me know that Meridian is still living in country backwoods times. Sometimes you have to spend money in order to make money. Go head Mr.Hitt do like some of the others and just sit and wait and hope the job fairy will bring jobs yo Meridian and Lauderdale County. Can't we find something else to argue about other than promoting our area!!
  • by mimi Location: county on May 4, 2010 at 09:12 AM
    Our supervisors could make a positive impression for Lauderdale County if they conducted themselves in a respectable manner. I'm ashamed when I watch the board meetings, what we have for leadership. Grow up Men, and have some class!!
  • by Pwnd on May 4, 2010 at 09:00 AM
    How about you pay for your vacation and give that trip money plus all the other waste back to the taxpayers in the form of a tax decrease. I know those last two words burn a hole in your soul, but the residents of Lauderdale County are done with giving our hard earned money to the children on the board of stuporvisors.
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