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Supervisors to decide on new road manager appointment Monday

The Warren County Board of Supervisors are set Monday to decide on the county’s next road manager following the untimely death of long-time road manager Larry Flowers.

At Monday’s meeting, supervisors are expected to vote on the appointment of assistant road manager Jamie Cain. The possible appointment of Cain was discussed earlier this week during the supervisors’ work session.

Cain started working for the department six years ago on the debris truck, then moved to construction foreman and then to assistant road manager.

Supervisors are also expected to approve or reject Freeport Warehouse exemptions for 10 companies, including Vicksburg Forest Products, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, TanTec Leather, and Cooper Lighting.

In addition to the Freeport exemptions, supervisors will also decide to reject or accept ad valorem tax exemptions for Tan Tec Leather, Tyson Farms, Vicksburg Forest Products, Ergon Refining, Cooper Lighting and International Paper.

County attorney Blake Teller is also scheduled to bring before the board an agreement that would allow for the use of the Vicksburg City Auditorium to be used for upcoming jury selection. The auditorium, officials said, provides enough room for proper social distancing during jury selection.