- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Forrest County is finally getting reimbursed for replacing 233 voting machines that were damaged in the February 2013 tornado that ripped through the Hattiesburg area.

The Board of Supervisors acknowledged on Monday a copy of a check in the amount of $245,090 in full and final settlement of property claims made in connection with the tornado.

The board voted in November 2013 to replace the machines - which were exposed to rain after the storm damaged the roof of the county election building on East Fifth Street - at a cost of about $250,000.

Board president David Hogan tells The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1L40Kco) the county will explore options to put the old machines up for sale.


Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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