By GALEN HOLLEY
The new year will bring the convenience of driver’s license renewal, driver’s testing other services back to the Lake City when the new Mississippi Highway Patrol office opens in January.
“We’re looking hopefully at sometime very close to the beginning or perhaps as late as the middle of January for the opening date,” said Trooper Tony Dunn, public affairs officer with the MHP Troop D. The building is almost completely done, and we’re in the process of hiring people to staff it,” Dunn said.
Grenada architect George Mullen designed the building. It will include about 1,500 square feet and will be located beside the Grenada County Building on Fairground St.
“The new building will have two testing stations, restrooms and a nice waiting area,” said Dunn. “It will be very customer friendly.”
Grenada’s previous MHP office closed in June 2012 because the building was in disrepair.
Since then, Grenadians have had to go either to Batesville or to Greenwood to get their licenses renewed.
“Opening this office has been a high priority for the Grenada County Board of Supervisors,” said District Two Supervisor and Board President Chad Bridges.
“It will provide a much-needed service to the citizens of Grenada and surrounding areas,” Bridges said.