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Roads in Morehouse Parish on the chopping block

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MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Roads are on the chopping block in Morehouse Parish, farmers wants the jury to reconsider the move.


C.T. Tyson is just a dirt road to most people but to farmer Robert Coleman it provides crucial access to his farmland.

He believes the Morehouse Parish Police Jury should reconsider removing C.T. Tyson and several other roads from the parish maintenance system.

"It's important you know. it brings in a lot of revenue in the area. It's just a much needed road," Coleman said.

Morehouse Parish Police Jury President Terry Matthews along with other jury members have been working together with farmers to find a solution.

Matthews has formed a committee of farmers to help encourage the public to support a tax that would provide funding to keep as many as ten roads within parish maintenance.
 
The Police Jury will meet with the farmers at the next police jury meeting to see if a solution can be found.

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