Oktibbeha E-911 improvements planned

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors has approved changes to the E-911 system.

WTVA-TV reports that supervisors on Monday voted to spend $70,000 to update the system in use since 2004.

Officials say the system currently has been leaving blind spots in radio coverage for law enforcement and emergency personnel responding to calls.

The new system will be able to pinpoint a caller’s exact location, whether calling from a home or business phone, or a cell phone.

Supervisors say the new system is going to be purchased with money that is collected from the county’s 911 emergency fund.