By Leslie N. Dees
The Star Herald
With more than 30 years in office and just recently being elected into another term, Attala County Tax Collector/Assessor Kempe Hodges decided this summer to reap his retirement benefits.
However, he will remain in office and continue to serve the people of Attala County.
Hodges said he will keep working and draw 25 percent of his salary.
“This is going to save the county about $75,000 a year,” he said.
He added that no changes had been made in his office.
“We are still doing business,” Hodges said.
Mississippi Code says a member may retire and continue in municipal or county elective office provided that they have reached the age and/or service requirement that will not result in prohibited in-service distribution as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.