The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 4 will ask voters to approve issuing $27.5 million of general obligation bonds. Proceeds would be used to make improvements to the Oktibbeha County Hospital.

The referendum must pass by at least 60% of those voting to be approved.

The bond issue would require raising property taxes by 8.4 mills, a factor that has led to mixed public opinion about the project given current economic difficulties, according to the Commercial Dispatch.

Oktibbeha County, located in east-central Mississippi, had a population of 42,900 and a median household income of $24,900 as of the 2000 census

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