Lamar County reaps benefits from shelter
Officials in the only county thusfar in Mississippi to use federal dollars to build an emergency shelter call the facility a “great asset” to their community.
Lamar County administrator Chuck Bennettt said the shelter, completed early in 2012, even came in a million dollars under budget.
“We turned it down at first,” Bennett said, “because the rules were then that you couldn’t use it for anything else.
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