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Lincoln County gate fees on the rise for athletic events

Ticket prices are on the rise for athletic events at the four county attendance centers.

The Lincoln County School Board voted Monday to increase admission to varsity sports — from $4 to $5, except for football, which will remain at $6. Last year, football admission increased from $5 to $6.

Junior high sporting events will increase from $3 to $4.

“Most of the increase is due to the escalating costs of filling teams. We make sure they have the right equipment and proper uniforms,” said Lincoln County School Superintendent Mickey Myers. “I did some research and contacted several schools in the area that are comparable to our schools in size and demographics and pretty much everyone went up $1 on sporting events.”

Officials’ fees continue to increase as well, Myers said, which is another reason for the increase in admission.

Old choir building at Bogue Chitto

Lincoln County School Board officials approved to advertise for bids to remove the building from the Bogue Chitto campus.

“There’s a building out there and the roof is leaking. It’s really in a state of disrepair and we don’t want to spend money into renovating the place,” Myers said.

Three-hour training

The Mississippi School Board Association will have a representative conduct a three-hour workshop with members of the Lincoln County School Board. The goal of the training is to give the board guidance and formulate goals to evaluate the superintendent.

The training session is scheduled on Nov. 6.

In other business, the Lincoln County School Board:

• Approved the Bogue Chitto boys’ basketball team to start a booster club.

• Approved a donation of $1,400 from the Enterprise Booster Club for rye grass needed for the baseball field and $840 to the softball program for the softball field.

The next scheduled board meeting is Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.