A compromised radio communications tower in Hinds County is back up on primary power.
The tower on F.O.A. Road near Pocahontas had been operating on secondary power since November 3. The problem affected the Clinton Police Department, and officers there reported scratchy radio signals as a result.
On Monday, Hinds County E.O.C. Director Mark Young reported to the Board of Supervisors that the problem was fixed by taking a board from E.O.C. and putting it on the tower. The faulty part is not yet back from being repaired in Atlanta, Georgia.
As a result of the problem, Young had directed Airwave and Northstar Wireless, the companies that hold the tower maintenance contract, to begin submitting monthly reports on the work they do. Young reports to the Supervisors that the companies are in compliance; the first report has been submitted.
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