Supervisors Say Harrison County Will Be Broke Before Year's End

The loss of gaming revenue and tax dollars are just some of the many money problems South Mississippi governments are facing. Monday, the Harrison County Supervisors announced that by the end of November the county will be broke.

Supervisors say revenue over the next 12 months will be at least $37.5 million short. That will cut into the county's $102 million budget by about 50 percent.

Supervisor Connie Rockco says all county departments are under a hiring freeze and the board is encouraging as many employees as possible to take early retirement.