More to come to Poplarville in 2016

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The new year has begun and the city of Poplarville is looking forward to completing and beginning projects to enhance the lives of residents.
Last fiscal year, the city was awarded more than half-a- million-dollars in grant funding. With those funds, the city upgraded and installed new attractions.
The splash pad opened to the delight of children and it is one amenity sure to attract visitors to the area.
With grant funding, the city also installed wireless Internet access for shoppers to utilize while perusing downtown businesses.
In addition, Love’s Travel Stop opened its doors in 2015 and is sure to bring many tax dollars to the city.
Many other changes took place in Poplarville last year and we are glad to be there to cover the progress.
As in most municipalities, there are hiccups along the way and not everyone can be pleased all at once.
However, Poplarville appears to be financially sound and growing at a good pace.
This week, Poplarville welcomed new police chief Butch Raby and new city clerk Jane O’Neal.
We wish both of these individuals luck as they begin their new careers with Poplarville’s best interests in mind.
On that same note, we wish former police chief Charlie Fazende and former city clerk Jody Stuart all the best in their new endeavors.
A new year represents a fresh slate, and we hope the mayor and board of aldermen will continue to make decisions that will move Poplarville forward.
Poplarville is already a nice place to raise a family, and with the addition of more amenities and businesses, the city may attract more people who may have overlooked it the first time.

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