Lee County to seek new Ag-Center director

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The embattled Lee County Agri-Center could have a new marketing director and facilities manager by December.

Lee County supervisors unanimously voted on Monday to start advertising for those positions, based on the recommendations of a nine-member committee tasked with studying the county-owned property.

The two positions were among numerous suggestions the committee had made in a comprehensive report issued to the board that morning at the Lee County Justice Center.

Supervisors had appointed the committee about five months ago.

Other recommendations included new landscaping, making several repairs and facilities improvements, taking advantage of social media, and implementing year-round programs to draw large crowds and generate much-needed revenue.

Year-round programs could include an agri-tourism exhibit geared toward elementary school-aged children with features like a corn maze, pony rides and a petting zoo.

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Daily Journal.