DeSoto Emergency 911 District Commission: New 911 system up and running by early next year

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HERNANDO, Mississippi — DeSoto Emergency 911 District Commission officials say about $7.5 million in general obligation bonds toward a new 911 system for DeSoto County is expected to be in hand early next year.

James Powell, 911 district deputy director, tells The Commercial Appeal ( ) the replacement, expected to be complete by fall 2015, is timely for a radio system dating back to 1991, ancient by digital telecommunications standards.

At their Dec. 1 meeting, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors gave final approval for issuance of up to $7.5 million in general obligation bonds as part of the funding structure for the new radio system from Motorola. The total price tag is about $9.2 million.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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