Supervisors Form Juvenile Center Committee

The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors had its first meeting of the new year Tuesday.

The board elected Joe Norwood president and Hank Florey vice-president.

Supervisors also took the first step in considering an alternative to operating the Lauderdale County Juvenile Center.

Sheriff Billy Sollie proposed closing the local facility and entering an agreement with Rankin County to house juvenile offenders.

"We appointed a committee today, and that committee is going to bring a recommendation back to the board," said Norwood. "And we're just looking at this point to put everything on the table and just come up with every question and answer possible, to make sure that we are doing what we think is best for the youth of this community."

The committee includes supervisors, judges, and other county officials.

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