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The Simpson County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, June 21, 2022 for a special called meeting to determine the new ambulance provider for Simpson county. The board approved Covington County Hospital as the new Ambulance Transport provider for the county. The new ambulance service will take place at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Greg Gibbs CEO for Covington County Hospital was present and signed needed contracts during the meeting. Residents will still call 911 and dispatchers will route ambulances to needed locations. The Supervisors entered into a 2-year contract agreement with Covington County Hospital with a 90-day right to opt out.
Covington County Hospital uses Triple A (AAA) as the dispatcher provider. John Kilpatrick County EMS was able to tour and see Triple A facility this past week. Kilpatrick was highly impressed with the equipment, dispatchers, technology, and overall experience of the facility.
Road Manager Ben Warren advised the board the rock and tar project was underway. There were a few hiccups last week with asphalt plant broke down but tar production on roads were up and going at this time.
Sheriff Paul Mullins requested the board hire James Craig as new hire for the jail part-time non-certified, and Stevie Hubbard as a new hire part-time hire for county trash detail. The board approved all hires. The board approved the HIDTA contract between Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Adam Scarborough at the Sheriff’s request.
Supervisors Randy Moore asked for Jason Busby, County Fire Coordinator, to say a few words regarding Fire Fighter Justin Taylor that was killed in an auto accident Sunday. Busby stated Taylor was a great individual, hard worker, and had a promising career ahead of him. He served 10 years with Mendenhall Fire Department, and was an employee of Flowood Fire Department. The board paused for a special word of prayer remembering the individual.
A video of the meeting is attached for viewing.
The board approved the Tuesday, July 5, 2022 meeting to be held at 8:00 a.m.
Future Board Meeting:
- Tuesday, July 5, 2022
- Friday, July 15, 2022
- Monday, August 1, 2022
- Monday, August 15, 2022
- Independence Day, – Monday, July 4, 2022
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