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Poplarville Police Chief resigns, garbage collection days to change

The city of Poplarville will be changing trash collection days in April from Tuesday and Friday to Monday and Thursday.
The city has had issues getting trash collected early in the day, and the Board of Aldermen asked Waste Management to look into a solution. Trash cans being picked up later in the day has created traffic problems for local school buses, said Mayor Rossie Creel. Waste Management has additional drivers based in Louisiana who would be able to help with trash pickup if the residential pick up days are changed, said Jenna Bass, Waste Management’s Public Sector Solutions Representative for the Gulf Coast Area.
Mail outs should go out alerting residents to the change in trash pickup days over the month of March.
In a separate matter, Kat Adcox from the Poplarville School District’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council came before the Board to request they declare the week Dyslexia Awareness Week. The Board made the declaration, which emphasized that early diagnosis and intervention can make it easier to overcome dyslexia.
The Board also proclaimed March as intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month at the request of Curtis Rester, Director of the Poplarville Community Homes.
In other business the Board:
—Accepted the resignation of Police Chief Greg Hartley, effective Feb. 28.
—Took the interlocal agreement for establishing the county-wide consolidated E-911 Dispatch Center for Pearl River County under advisement. The county’s Board of Supervisors approved the agreement at Monday’s meeting of the Supervisors, but the Aldermen took it under advisement so the Board can get a clearer estimate of the cost to the city.