Neshoba Officials Take Oath of Office

New leadership has taken over in Neshoba County. Sheriff Donnie Adkins was sworn in Friday, along with other county officials elected in November 2007.

"Drugs (are) going to be the number one thing that we're really going after," said Adkins. "I believe that if we can get a handle on drugs, we'll also get a handle on other crimes, too."

Three new members of the board of supervisors were sworn in as well.

"We're just going to have to make sure that we keep economic development going in Neshoba County," said District 2 supervisor Kevin Cumberland.

"We do need better jobs in the county," said District 4 supervisor Marty Sistrunk. "Roads are a top priority and having a descent way out, and I think this group of supervisors can work to accomplish that goal."

"One of the projects is the Neshoba County Hospital. It's a big thing that's on the minds of Neshoba countians and we'd like to work real hard to improve all the rural roads that we still have throughout the county," said Obbie Riley, District 5 supervisor.

Currently, two firms are studying the needs and desires concerns for the hospital. One major part of this involves the emergency room.

According to supervisors, representatives from the firms are expected to wrap up their studies relatively soon and possibly present their findings to the board before this spring.

"That's on the agenda and it's got to be dealt with and I'm sure it will be in a fashion that will hopefully please the people," said Harold Reynolds, District 3 supervisor. "Because they deserve a good hospital and we want to give them one."

The first official meeting for the newly elected board of supervisors will be held Jan. 7.

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