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The Simpson County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, September 6, 2022 for their regular scheduled meeting.

Bids and Proof of publication for Project #LSBP-64(24) were held at 9:00 a.m. All bids were opened and re-tallied. R & C Services LLC from Jackson , Ms was awarded the cheapest and best bid at $501,078.25.

Buddy Wolverton, County Engineer, reported the status of State-Aid & LSSBP as of August  31, 2022

  • SAP-64(64)– Grade, drain, base and surface for Star to Braxton. 20% completions with 13% Elapsed time. Contractor is completing clearing and grubbing operation.
  • LSBP-64(24)– Bridge Replacement Shorter Road – Advertising! open bids Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
  • SAP-64(65)– (Bridge Replacement) Dry Creek Road – Can proceed with right of way acquisition. Have mailed out utility agreements.
  • LSBP-64(25) – Bridge Replacement Peacock Road – Office Review Plans were mailed to State Aid on July 25, 2022. Starting environmental review process.
  • 2022 Simpson County Resurfacing Project – Roads 1A-5O – 52.52% Completed and 65.38% Elapsed time. Contractor has completed base repair, edge and leveling operations. Awaiting reseal operations to begin.

Road Manger Ben Warren advised rock and tar was at 75% complete. Weather is still holding the completion of the project. Wall Spraying on the side county roads has taken place.

Tax Assessor Jamie Brewer provided the surrender tag list for August to be made part of the minutes.

Sheriff Paul Mullins presented the Summit invoices for the jail at a cost of $25,010.68 which was approved by the board. The board approved the hiring of Christopher Cook and a jailer full time, Casey Bowen Dispatch new hire certified part-time, and Michaela Smith dispatch new hire full time non-certified. The ROCIC invoice fJuly 2022- June 2023 was approved at a cost of $300.00.

Expect increase in Solid Waste charges. The board received the new charges for the solid waste. Presently $25.21 per ton is paid. The new rate will be $29.50 per ton. The board will determine if an increase is needed for solid waste to cover new charges at a later date.

Approval was grated for the Election Commissioners and Circuit Clerk Whitt Fortenberry to attend the Election commissioners’ Association of Mississippi (ECAM) annual educational conference in Philadelphia, MS January 24-26, 2023.

County Administrator, Rhuel Dickerson, was approved to attend the Mississippi Crime Stoppers Educational Conference in Biloxi, MS, October 18-21, 2022. Fee is paid through MS Crime Stoppers with the exception of travel mileage and meal.

Future Holidays:  

  • Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, 2022

Future Board Meetings:

  • Thursday, September 15. 2022
  • Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Monday, October 3, 2022
  • Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Monday, November 7, 2022

A video of the meeting is attached for viewing. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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