After consideration and a few failed attempts, Oktibbeha County has joined the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District.

The board approved the decision by a 3-2 vote, with District 1 Supervisor John Montgomery and District 4 Supervisor Bricklee Miller in opposition. The county will pay the district $133,000 annually for membership, and joins 12 other north Mississippi counties in the district.

The district assists with drainage and other water projects in the counties it supports.

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