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Union Co. Supervisors 6-18-18: College tuition, portable classrooms

Union Co. Supervisors 6-18-18 Workers from Empowered Electrical & Plumbing were working Monday afternoon to install a new sewer line for a portable classroom at Northeast Mississippi Communiy College. Shown standing are: Tim McCraw, Richard Peak and Clay McCraw. Bobby Butler is seated on the backhoe.

The Union County Board of Supervisors heard from the president of Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) during the board’s Monday morning, June 18, meeting.

Dr. Ricky Ford, president of NEMCC discussed the tuition guarantee plan for Union County students.

Under the tuition guarantee program, which was started in 2009, incoming freshman at NEMCC, who are unable to receive any other financial aid, can receive help from a tuition guarantee program. Money to fund the program for qualifying Union County students is appropriated by the Board of Supervisors.

The program has specific requirements students must meet, including required hours per semester, a minimum grade point average and meeting deadlines. The guarantee may remain valid for four consecutive semesters. Students must apply each year.

Dr. Ford also told the board that portable classrooms would be added to NEMCC’s New Albany campus. Work to install a portable classroom was underway at the New Albany campus on Cleveland St. Monday afternoon. The main campus of NEMCC is located in Booneville, Miss.

In other business:

  • The county board appointed Colt Doom of BNA Bank to the Three Rivers Revolving Loan Fund Committee and to the State Loan Committee.
  • A payment of $317,609.57 was approved to Patton Construction, LLC for the Martintown East industrial park project and an inter-fund loan of $85,l754.58 from the general fund to the Martintown East project was approved.

The Union County Board of Supervisors will meet again Monday, July 2, 2018.

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