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Hinds Co. may replace emergency sirens

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JACKSON, MS (AP) - The Hinds County's Board of Supervisors says 21 emergency sirens need to be replaced at a cost of about $500,000.

The supervisors will meeting Monday to discuss replacing the older sirens, which are up to 50 years old.

Of 58 sirens around the county, board President Robert Graham says that 10 have been replaced. Graham says another 20 have been ordered, and grant money has been approved but not allocated for seven more.

Graham will propose that supervisors use about $500,000 in Build America bonds, which is stimulus money. He says it would be repaid over 20 years at a low interest rate.

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