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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Toledo City Council voted Tuesday to buy 800
new fire hydrants for the city at a cost of just over $1 million.
City leaders say the new hydrants with
feature an anti-tampering mechanism to stop civilians from opening them. That
will help prevent waste of valuable water, and keep water pressure high enough
in case of a fire.
Leaders also say buying so many hydrants at
one time will save the city money.
"Ordinarily when we engage in processes we
replace the hydrant if we replace the street and so we're hoping to buy in bulk
so we can get a better rate than some of our contractors could get," said
councilmen Lindsay Webb.
The city has not said when the hydrants will
start to be installed.