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County Commissioner Brandon Newsom calls for start to Project Gateway land clearing

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Holmes County Commissioner Brandon Newsom is looking for a request for price quotes (RFQ) to go out so lumber at the Project Gateway site starts getting cleared to make way for the coming new Busy Bee location, among other features. Newsom mentioned wanting to get the ball rolling on Project Gateway during a Board…

County Commission discusses salary, potential raise for County Project Director
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County Commission discusses salary, potential raise for County Project Director

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Currently, Holmes County Project Director David Corbin’s salary is $60,000. County Commissioner Brandon Newsom brought up the potential to give Corbin a raise during a Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, though no such action was ultimately taken. County officials in general have frequently and publicly referenced the county’s overall tight…

Brandon Newsom, Joe Rone continue war of words over Busy Bee project
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Brandon Newsom, Joe Rone continue war of words over Busy Bee project

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Holmes County Commissioner Brandon Newsom and Holmes County Development Commission Executive Director Joe Rone kept verbally sparring over the expected new Busy Bee location during a Holmes County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Newsom has taken issue with the changing terms of an agreement Busy Bee has for the coming…

County Commissioner Brandon Newsom, Development Commission argue over charter, Busy Bee project
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County Commissioner Brandon Newsom, Development Commission argue over charter, Busy Bee project

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Following concerns raised by Holmes County Commissioner Brandon Newsom, the charter for the Holmes County Development Commission–enacted in 1959–will be reviewed to see if any changes are necessary. Newsom has called the charter and a project to develop a Busy Bee location at the southwest corner of Interstate-10 in Holmes County into question over…

County Commission picks new chairman, vice chairman
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County Commission picks new chairman, vice chairman

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners held a leadership reorganization on Tuesday, Nov. 28, resulting in a new chairman and vice chairman. Commissioner Jeff Good is the new chairman. He took over from former Chairman Earl Stafford, who served in the role for three years. The vote to make Good the chairman was…