STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department wants the board of supervisors to consider regulating door-to-door salesmen.
The Starkville Daily News reports Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett has told supervisors that such transient vendors should have a permit confirming the legitimacy of their business.
Garnett says some county residents have complained about magazine salesmen who were asking people to buy subscriptions they claimed would be shipped to military personnel overseas.
Garnett is gathering information from surrounding counties that have a permit ordinance. The city of Starkville has such an ordinance. Garnett says he will present options for the board at a future meeting.
Board president Orlando Trainer says he supports giving the sheriff's department a tool to enforce for people who try to take advantage of local residents.