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Bob Bakken|DTT

The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors met briefly Tuesday and then abruptly adjourned the meeting to next Monday at 9 a.m. due to ice and snow and inclement weather which was expected for the remainder of the week.

In recent board business, supervisors learned that the incarceration of inmates at the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center has trended downward due to a variety of factors, including length of prison stays due to truth-in-sentencing statutes, according to DeSoto County Jail Administrator Chad Wicker.

Additionally, DeSoto County Administrator Vanessa Lynchard recently informed DeSoto County Supervisors that Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance Company, working with county officials and employees, had saved county taxpayers more than $280,000 in workers compensation costs.

Lynchard said supervisors and county officials have been searching for ways to curb costs and thus save taxpayer money.

Robert Lee Long is Community Editor of the DeSoto Times-Tribune. He may be contacted at or at 662-429-6397, Ext. 252.

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