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Commission to discuss counterterrorism grant


The Howell County Commission is scheduled to meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday with a representative of the Howell County Sheriff’s Office for a new grant for a counterterrorism officer.

The meeting is set to take place during the semiweekly commission session, which will begin at 10 a.m. and take place in the conference room on the second floor of the county office building, 35 Court Square.

Payroll and accounts payable will be approved during the session, and guests present will be recognized.

The commission typically meets from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday and Thursday, breaking for an hour during lunch. The public is welcome.

Howell County Commissioners are Ralph Riggs, presiding commissioner; Billy Sexton, southern commissioner; and Calvin Wood, northern commissioner. They are tasked with managing county-owned property including the courthouse, overseeing the county's roads and bridges, preparing the annual budget, approving expenses, applying for and approving state and federal grants for the county, and maintaining an active role in many state and federal programs and committees.

For more information about the commission and its activities, call 417-256-3872 or visit www.howellcounty.net/commission.

Editor's note:  This article has been updated to reflect a change in time for the grant meeting.