MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — An alliance of five counties in southwestern Mississippi could soon manage local parks, including a water park that has been closed indefinitely.
The Enterprise-Journal reports that the Scenic Rivers Development Authority Alliance will be made up of government groups from Amite, Franklin, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties.
The alliance is created in House Bill 1525 , which has passed the Mississippi House and Senate and awaits a decision from Gov. Phil Bryant.
One park that could be managed by the new alliance is the Bogue Chitto (BOH’-guh CHIT’-uh) Water Park, near McComb.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents
- Cracker Barrel served a cleaning chemical to a customer; now the restaurant must pay him $9.3M
- Carhartt said vaccination remains mandatory for employees. A conservative backlash ensued
- Dentist killed his wife on an African hunting trip, U.S. says
- A Nike executive seeks a family’s forgiveness for a 1965 murder
The park remains closed as the Pearl River Basin Development District, which manages it, is set to fold on June 30 because of a lack of money.