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Group Aims to Secede from Shelby County

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Jason Rhea grew up in Bartlett, and was one of the very first to join the group, and the newly revived Movement.

"It's Neshoba County Now, I run the Facebook page and we are just kind of getting started, it's a grass roots effort, given the recent County Commission issues, we are investigating our options as far as forming a new county," he says.

Citing little representation by the County Commission, Rhea says this latest movement rose from a state of discontent, "We have different commissioners who are supposed to be representing the values of the people and they are not doing it, it's bad right now."

Rhea says the Neshoba County Now just got off the ground this week, he claims there is interest in the movement in all of the Shelby County suburbs. The Group's push for a separate county failed back in the 90's ultimately because the push to form a separate county was declared unconstitutional. That law hasn't changed, but Rhea says he's not worried about that.

"Once we get through with the building of the movement we will see what it takes, we just sort of put it out there to see who is interested and let it grow on its own."

Jason Rhea says his mom took him to the Rallies during the push for Neshoba County back in the 1990's.

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