- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - Jones County voters, in a non-binding referendum, say they want the county to keep operating separate courthouses in Laurel and Ellisville.

WDAM-TV (https://bit.ly/2eLP1Je ) reports voters Tuesday rejected a consolidation proposal by a margin of nearly 2-to-1, with 16,768 votes against consolidation, and only 8,693 votes for it.

County supervisors had proposed closing one of the courthouses, which are 8 miles apart, to save money. They set the referendum to gauge public opinion on the plan.

Jones County is one of 10 in Mississippi counties to maintain two judicial districts and two courthouses.

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Information from: WDAM-TV, https://www.wdam.com


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