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DeSoto Co. school board votes to move forward on several construction projects


HERNANDO, Mississippi — DeSoto County school board members have voted to move forward with work on several construction projects during their final meeting of the year.

The Commercial Appeal reports ( ) the board accepted a bid Wednesday for an access drive at Hernando High and Middle schools, designed to relieve congestion in the morning and afternoon on the adjacent campuses.

Members accepted the low bid of just over $458,000 from Dixieland Contractors Inc. to build the drive, which will route traffic around the high school baseball field to Mcingvale Road.

The board also approved hiring Allen & Hoshall Inc. for architectural work on a new roof at the DeSoto County Career Tech East campus in Olive Branch and approved $19,000 for emergency repairs on the gym floor at Lewisburg Middle School.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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