Guest Post: Maxine Ramsay | The citizens of Jackson County own the Singing River Hospital System.

To say I am thoroughly disgusted with the inactions and actions of the entire group of Jackson County Board of Supervisors is stating it mildly. Are they hoping that by kicking the can down the road, election time will arrive and people will forget about their inept disservice to Jackson County?

They have not performed the duties they were elected to uphold. It appears they are dragging their feet by not revealing what accountant Billy Guice has uncovered in reference to the Singing River Hospital pension rout. Supervisors and Guice are being paid by the taxpayers of Jackson County! Do they really think voters of their county believe their double-talk?

Is Board Attorney Paula Yancey advising supervisors NOT to report findings Guice has uncovered? If so, they need to fire her and listen to the public voice in order than an open, accountable, honest, transparent government work in Jackson County.

Supervisors Cumbest, Harris, Mangum, Ross and McKay, former Supervisors Barton and Brodnax, trustees and others all share part of the blame for this pension fiasco. Supervisors may not allow retirees ample time to speak or ask questions at board meetings but they cannot stop them from speaking out publicly, protesting and writing.

Jackson County voters are smarter than their supervisors give them credit. The supervisor’s Number 1 responsibility is honest representation to the citizens of Jackson County. But have they?

Maxine Ramsay