County Board honors Tyrone Ellis

Board Attorney and the Clay County Board of Supervisors presented Tyrone Ellis with a resolution to honor him for his 38 years of service in the Mississippi House of Representatives.
Mary Rumore
Staff Writer

The Clay County Board of Supervisors honored Tyrone Ellis with a resolution during Thursday morning’s board meeting.

Tyrone Ellis served in the Mississippi House of Representatives and announced his retirement after 38 years of service. He is also a pastor.

“I want to thank each of you from the board president on down for this resolution,” Ellis said. “It’s a humbling experience. Thank you from the depths of my heart, on be half of my wife, children, and myself.”

Board President Shelton Deanes thanked Ellis for his service on behalf of the board.

“We want to thank you for your service for your service during the last 38 years,” Deanes said. “One day I met with Tyrone, and at the time I didn’t know he was a minister. I just thought he was a really good speaker. On that day he really blessed my heart, and I’ve loved him ever since.”


During the meeting, Grant Writer Melanie Busby and Recreation Department Director James Crowley asked the board for donations from the county of shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes and other equipment for volunteers to use to build a playground at Marshall Park on Oct. 28.

Busby said the playground was from KaBoom! through grant from Yokohama.

Crowley said all borrowed equipment will be inventoried, locked in a secure location before use and cleaned before being returned on the Monday after use.

Busby said they were also needing monetary donations to buy food and drinks for the volunteers on the work day.

“We won’t turn anything away,” Crowley said.

To volunteer or donate, contact Busby at City Hall at 494-2573 or Crowley at 662-494-3214.

During the meeting, the Board of Supervisors accepted a bid of $74,480 from Falcon Construction to provide labor, materials and equipment pave one mile or less of George Walker Road in White Station.

The board also accepted a bid of $29,950 for the community center in Una.