Warren County supervisors move ahead with bid process for new Clear Creek clubhouse

Published 1:27 pm Monday, July 3, 2023

The Warren County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted to seek bids on the construction of the Clear Creek Golf Course clubhouse, despite anticipated additional costs.

An allocation of $500,000 had already been approved in this budget year for a new clubhouse at the county-owned Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina. But, after the supervisors met with the Parks and Recreation Commission last Monday, concerns were expressed by the commission about the estimated cost of the building.

Ronny Ross, Director of Golf at Clear Creek, stated at the work session that although the county approved $500,000 for the new clubhouse, “estimates are $750,000, for essentially an open building with nice restrooms.”

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The commission had recently obtained designer renderings of a new clubhouse for the course. During the work session, Board President Kelle Barfield said she hoped this design would potentially open doors for multipurpose use beyond golfing.

However, Barfield went on to say, the more fiscally responsible option would be to spread the costs over two budget years instead of bankrolling the project at an increased cost this budget year.

The following items were also approved during the supervisors’ Monday meeting:

  • Approved the selection of Neel-Schaffer, Inc. as the consultant for the pedestrian safety improvements in Marcus Bottom.
  • Approved the request from Warren Yazoo Behavioral Health to consider three nominees to be appointed as commissioners, including Kay Lee, Sheila Lowe and A.J. “Buddy” Dees
  • Approved $2 million of ARPA funds to be used for 2023 Warren County paving projects.
  • Approved a request from the Vicksburg branch of the NAACP for the Housing-Health-Education grant from ARPA funds in the amount of $30,000.
  • Approved the ratification of the board president’s signature on a letter of support for Vicksburg Main Street’s application to host Destination Downtown 2024.
  • Approved a preliminary resolution granting exemption from ad valorem taxation on behalf of International Paper Company for five years, excluding road and bridge tax.
  • Approved a preliminary resolution granting exemption from ad valorem taxation on behalf of Vicksburg Forest Products, LLC for five years, excluding road and bridge tax.
  • Approved a preliminary resolution granting exemption from ad valorem taxation on behalf of Ergon Refining, Inc. for five years, excluding road and bridge tax.


About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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