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Public transit begins in city

Five County Community Transportation has begun transportation services throughout the city.

Georgia Stricklin, from Five County Community Transportation, addressed the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Monday morning. Currently, the transportation company occupies the train depot, and they are running a route through the inner city, departing every 45 minutes from the depot from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Five-County Transportation will hold its Grand Opening May 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In other board business:

• Denbury Resources and American Railcar Industries asked for tax exemptions on expansions they have made for $4,160,000 and $7,850,000, respectively. The board will look over the requests and discuss it next meeting.

• Decided to investigate a solid waste account with a balance of $784 that was brought to their attention regarding an inaccurate address.

• Approved to send both constables to the Mississippi Constable Association Convention June 1 through 6 in Gulfport.

• Approved motion to allow engineers to advertise for bids for phase one of the baseball complex.

• Approved the county’s five-election commissioners request to attend a training workshop in Hattiesburg on May 10.

• Approved petition to vacate East Oak Subdivision platt due to issues with surveyors.

• Approve fees charged for copies produced by the justice court.

• Rex Smith addressed the board with concerns about the condition of North Trail Road and Old Red Star Drive due to traffic from nearby oil field test sites.

• The board went in to executive session to discuss updates on legal issues. No decisions were made.