Supervisors meet new MSU agent, talk updates

Published 10:00 am Saturday, October 1, 2022

In its last meeting before its new fiscal year, the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors welcomed Tristan Peavey, the new agriculture and natural resources extension agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Agency. Peavey’s father is a well-known doctor in both Brookhaven and McComb. “Welcome!” District 4’s Eddie Brown said when all the board members laughed and joked with the young man.

“I’m glad to be back home,” Peavey said with a smile. The son of Ashley Whittington of Hattiesburg and Dr. Michael Peavey of Brookhaven, Peavey graduated from Brookhaven High School in 2015 and is a Mississippi State University alum, with an undergraduate degree in animal and dairy sciences. He is currently working on a master’s in agronomy. Peavey most recently worked in the same position in Simpson County.

The board also heard good news on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds – the last of it has finally been deposited and the entire $6.6 million is ready to spend on roads. County Engineer Ryan Holmes has already been advertising for the projects, but none have been assigned as of yet.

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In other news, the board approved the following:

• Accounts payable dockets

• Payroll dockets

• Transferring money from a use tax account to each supervisor’s road fund account, and closing the use tax account

• Amending the budget to match the actual final year-end revenues and expenditures

• Acknowledging the Civic Center’s manager’s report and financial statements for August

• Signing ARPA resolutions for roadwork and sheriff expenses

• Approving culvert installations in District 3 and 5 to preserve and maintain the integrity of the county roads