DeSoto County cities start clean-air effort

HERNANDO – Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson says clean air is not an abstract issue – it’s one that affects thousands of people

That’s why he’ll be at today’s public meeting to discuss the subject with officials from other cities, DeSoto County and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

The meeting is meant to clear the way for countywide panels involving the cities and citizens to promote clean-air policies and awareness. It will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hernando.