WIGGINS, MS (WLOX) - A South Mississippi police force has moved a second time while awaiting building repairs. The Wiggins Police Department is now on West Frontage Road off of Highway 49.
The chief told WLOX News officers will use this space until repairs to the building on North First Street are complete. The staff moved from that location because of ongoing problems with a leaky roof.
He said the repair work will move forward thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Development Authority.
"We've obtained a $150,000 MDA grant from Jackson, which will assist us in repairing that building," said Wiggins Police Chief Matt Barnett. "I think in six to eight months we ought to be back in the original police department, court facilities there."
The building on North First Street also houses municipal court. Officials say those proceedings are being conducted at the Stone County Justice Court building.