City seeking commission applicants
PASCAGOULA -- The city is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Civil Service Commission. The commission is composed of three members appointed by the City Council. The commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The appointment will be for a six-year term.
Submit resumé to the city manager's office in City Hall at 603 Watts Ave. Resumes will be accepted through Feb. 28.
-- Sun Herald
School system will buy AC-equipped buses
OCEAN SPRINGS -- The School District is replacing old buses with new buses equipped with air conditioning.
The school board has voted to buy three air-conditioned buses for the fall. Eventually, the entire fleet will be replaced with air-conditioned buses.
The school system's buses for disabled students have been equipped with air conditioning for several years.
The school board Tuesday approved a 3 mill tax to pay for the new buses, and will borrow up to $525,000 against the 3 mills.
Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter said the district anticipates spending $258,391 for three buses -- plus the radio and camera equipment for each.
She said the average homeowner will pay an extra $22 a year in property taxes.
-- Mississippi Press