Clay Sheriff's Dept. to get new computer server

Josh Presley
News Reporter

A computer server for the Clay County Sheriff's Department (CCSD) crashed about two weeks ago, and the Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase a new $6,000 one at its meeting Thursday.
"The server housed our PTS system, all our cameras for the jail and for our cruisers, and all our records," Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said. "It's 10 years old and has been going downhill for about a year now and we've stretched as far as we can go."
Clay County E911 Director Treva Hodge said the new server would come from Exceed Communications in Columbus, and cost $6,230. She said the department received two bids for the server, and Exceed's was the lowest.
"There are two main servers at the sheriff's department, and this was one of those," Hodge said. "I've been over there for a couple days patching and working around some of the issues, but there's no more working around. They're getting no backup over there now."
She said the new server would have eight times the storage capacity than the old server, which would help make the department's operations faster and more efficient.