An attorney for Jackson County said Tuesday the potential settlement agreement it is working on related to the failed pension plan at Singing River Health System includes the resignation of five hospital trustees.

Jackson County supervisors “accepted the offer of five SRHS trustees to resign so that a majority of the Board of Trustees may be appointed with new members,” according to a press release this morning from attorney Billy Guice, who represents the board in the hospital case.

The release also says Jackson County will contribute $13.6 million to SRHS “for support of indigent care and principally to prevent bond default. No contributions of Jackson County will be used for attorney fees or costs.”

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