During the 2020 Legislative Session, with assistance of fellow senators and representatives, six projects representing allocation of $2.95 million for repairs and upgrades were awarded around the area.
The City of Batesville will receive the largest share with $1 million awarded for the Concourse Workforce Development Project, a plan to turn a former outlet mall into a training center under the auspices of Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Other recipients are:
• Friars Point: $500,000.00 for constructing a new Town Hall.
• Quitman County: $400,000.00 for repairs, restoration and a new elevator at the courthouse.
• Coahoma County: $400,000 for a Blues Museum.
• Crenshaw: $300,000 for street paving.
• Como: $250,000 for street paving.
• Lambert: $100,000 for ball park renovations.
“I would like to thank Representative Lataisha Jackson, Representative Orlando Paden, Representative Tracey Rosebud, Representative Cedric Burnett and Senators Derrick Simmons and Nicole Boyd for working with me in securing this much needed funding for the area,” said Dist. 11 Senator Robert Jackson (D-Marks). “Each of my colleagues were great in helping to find this money and lobbying leadership alongside me.”