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New Walking Trail Constructed for Local Residents to Enjoy

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On Thursday, June 13, 2013, Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann, and Hinds County Supervisor, Kenneth I. Stokes, will host a press conference to announce the opening of a new walking trail located in front of 2941 Morton Avenue. The property was donated to Hinds County by the Secretary of State and the Board approved to fund the construction on February 19th of this year. The walking trail spans from Morton Avenue to Mobile Avenue and is only one of several healthy initiatives that will link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across District Five and Hinds County.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, remarked, "Rehabilitating this dilapidated property into a walking trail is a prime example of how properties forfeited to the State can become an asset for communities. I commend Hinds County for turning a drain on the community into a positive resource to promote healthy living and public use."

Supervisor Kenneth I. Stokes said, "I saw a need to eliminate blight throughout my district. So, I developed a plan to construct a series of walking trails that would replace blight and beautify, as well as, service citizens' needs throughout District 5. I look forward to partnering with the Secretary of State on future projects to continue to fight blight and do right by the Citizens of Hinds County and District 5," stated Supervisor Kenneth I. Stokes.

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