Ad Spot

Poll workers to get hazard pay

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the amount that poll workers would be given in hazard pay. We regret the error and are glad to set the record straight. 

NATCHEZ — Adams County poll workers and election commissioners will receive an extra $50 hazard pay on election night.

In a special-called meeting of the Adams County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, the board approved actions that would allow the Adams County Election Commissioners and poll managers to receive hazard pay.

Officials said the county would be reimbursed by the federal CARES Act.

Also during Tuesday’s meeting, the board approved the hiring of Jay Henley, CPA, to complete the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 fiscal year audits.

Adams County Chancery Clerk Brandi Lewis said two CPAs submitted bids for the audit, Jay Henley for $25,500 per year and David Bridgers for $29,000 per year.

While Henley has been doing governmental work as a CPA, this would be his first governmental audit and Adams County would be the only client, Lewis said. Bridgers came highly recommended by other Chancery Clerks across the state at a higher cost, Lewis said.

“They both offer benefits to the county,” she said. “I don’t think the county could go wrong with hiring either one.”

The board approved the hiring of Henley unanimously.

Officials said the timeliness of the audits is a big concern and Adams County being Henley’s only audit could be beneficial.

The board also approved hiring a county custodian at a rate of $10 per hour, approximately $20,800 per year.

No other actions were taken during Tuesday’s special-called meeting of the Adams County Board of Supervisors.

News

Law officials arrest 3 in connection with automobile burglaries

News

Master Gardners host spring plant sale at Co-Lin

News

Security officer enjoys building relationships with students

Business

Jobs everywhere but few workers to fill them

Business

Natchez artist opens mobile-making studio amid pandemic

News

Concordia Parish jury finds Clayton man guilty in killing of his wife, 12-year-old boy

News

International investors from India visit Natchez on economic development trip

News

Donations of items needed for 3rd Gayrage Sale

News

City approves final lease for historic train depot on Broadway Street

News

Lt. Gov. Hosemann addresses American Rescue funds in Natchez, Adams County

Business

Hosemann won’t close door to Medicaid expansion in Mississippi

News

Natchez Euro Fest moved to Sunday due to weather

News

Local resident takes photo of lightning strike behind Mississippi River bridges

News

Firefighters work house fire on Rankin Street Tuesday night

News

ACCS Drama Club to perform Aladdin Saturday

News

CPSB names candidates for Superintendent of parish schools

News

Police investigating shooting on Bishop Street

News

Thomas named STAR Student at NHS, chooses Coach Haywood as STAR Teacher

News

Library closes for renovations

News

Adams County man arrested for alleged sex crime with juvenile

News

Master Gardener plant sale April 17 at Co-Lin

News

Harriss keeps active

News

Cemetery restoration workshop comes to Natchez Wednesday

News

CPSB reviewing applicants for new superintendent of schools