- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The lights have come back on at a youth soccer complex in Harrison County, but only after county officials taught parents and coaches a tough lesson.

WLOX reports (https://bit.ly/2gENUJa ) lights used to illuminate the County Farm Soccer Complex after dark were being left on after practices. Worried about high electric bills, county officials locked up access to the switches last week.

Russ Carothers, a coach with the South Mississippi Soccer Club, said both parents and coaches responded angrily when practices couldn’t be held after dark.

Harrison County Supervisor Angel Middleton said tough action was taken to spare the county from spikes in its electric bill.

Carothers says the soccer club agreed to limit the number of volunteers with access to the lights, and they’re being reminded to turn them off.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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