- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The four-faced clock in a tower on DeSoto County courthouse grounds in Hernando was stopped by lightning months ago. But county supervisors aren’t ready to make repairs.

DeSoto’s Board of Supervisors last week tabled action that would have allocated $3,000 to fix the clock.

Supervisor Lee Caldwell of Nesbit said repair and new parts are estimated at $6,500. She said $3,500 has been raised toward that sum and she asked for an allocation for the balance. But fellow supervisors balked.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1grWBAs ) that Supervisor Harvey Lee of Hernando said the county should consider investing in less-expensive electric or battery-powered clock options. He added that recordings can simulate the clock’s mechanical chimes. The issue was tabled for more research.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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