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Olive Branch buys new fire pumper, Serve Day announced

During a special meeting of the Olive Branch Board of Aldermen late Thursday afternoon, a new pumper truck was purchased for the city’s Fire Department.  

Mayor Ken Adams said the new pumper is to cover the annexed area of Olive Branch. Adams said the special meeting was needed to save the city several thousand dollars on the purchase price of the truck.  

“The supplier gave short notice on a price increase that may be approx $65,000 after Oct. 1, which is before the next regular Board of Aldermen meeting,” Adams said. “So to save $65,000 it was important to call a special meeting.”

The new pumper truck will be purchased at a cost of $930,775.  

OLIVE BRANCH SERVE DAY: The city’s churches, the City of Olive Branch and the police department’s Faith in Blue are coming together on Oct. 8 for an event called Serve Day.  

There will be numerous services provided on that Saturday, such as free haircuts, eye exams, free car washes, free car services, food drive, and more.  

The goal of this day is to create opportunities to connect with the citizens of Olive Branch.  

For more information, visit the City’s website at

Olive Branch Serve Day

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