Philadelphia, Miss. Neshoba County will spend $213,227 on digital technology systems for its new emergency operations center.
Emergency Management Director Jeff Mayo tells The Neshoba Democrat that the construction phase of the EOC is expected to be completed by Feb. 1.
The EOC is now located in the county jail.
Mayo says when the EOC facility will receive and dispatch 911 calls not only from Neshoba County, but also for Kemper County. Discussions are also ongoing about adding the city of Philadelphia.
Neshoba County supervisors agreed earlier this year to provide the services to Kemper County, including its sheriff and police departments, volunteer fire protection districts and ambulance services, among others.
In return, Kemper will pay Neshoba County $60,000 for the first year of operation with higher amounts each year thereafter.
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