JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - One year after the financially troubled Singing River Health System pension fund was almost terminated, retirees again showed up at today's Jackson County Board of Supervisors' meeting. Today's meeting comes one day before voters head to the polls to cast their ballots.
Already, two supervisors have been voted out of office in the wake of the SRHS mess. Two others face challenges in tomorrow's election.
Retirees we talked with today say they're feeling more optimistic about their financial futures after a year of legal wrangling over the future of the pension fund. Others say they are just as frustrated now as they were last year.
They all say they will continue to fight for 100 percent of the benefits promised to them, no matter how long it takes.
Meanwhile, negotiations continue between all parties involved in trying to reach a settlement. The next court hearing on those settlement talks will be held on Dec. 2.
Doug Walker talked with several of the retirees today. You can watch for his story later this evening on WLOX News and on WLOX.com.