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Former Jail Nurse Sues Alcorn County

County attorney says case will be ‘vigorously defended’ By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A registered nurse who worked at the Alcorn County Jail for six years has sued the county and the man who serves as warden, court records show. Jail Warden Joshua Davis is being sued in…

Voyles Seeks Info on Rural Broadband Expansion

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Supervisor James Voyles on Tuesday participated in a national webinar to learn more about USDA grant money to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas. Voyles watched the USDA Rural Development webinar from a computer at the Alcorn County Supervisors Office on…

High-Speed Internet Needed for 'Rural Prosperity,' USDA Says

Staff reports Five areas are critical for rural prosperity, according to the USDA. E-connectivity was the No. 1 “call to action,” in a recent USDA report. “Rural prosperity can only truly be achieved by connecting rural America to high-speed internet,” the report said. Other key areas were: quality of life,…

High-Speed Internet Needed for ‘Rural Prosperity,’ USDA Says

Staff reports Five areas are critical for rural prosperity, according to the USDA. E-connectivity was the No. 1 “call to action,” in a recent USDA report. “Rural prosperity can only truly be achieved by connecting rural America to high-speed internet,” the report said. Other key areas were: quality of life,…

Elected Officials Miss Broadband Grant Workshop, But Have Another Chance

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Three Alcorn County elected officials said Friday they did not take part in an online seminar about how to apply for USDA Rural Development grant money to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas. Alcorn County supervisors James Voyles and Lowell Hinton said they…

Demolishing Playground Would be ‘Waste of Money,’ Supervisor Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Should the playground at Crossroads Regional Park in Corinth be fixed or demolished? City of Corinth officials have expressed a need to demolish the playground, saying it is a safety hazard. But some Alcorn County officials think the playground could be fixed rather…

Alcorn Supervisors Present $500 Scholarship to KHS Senior

A Kossuth High School senior was awarded a $500 college scholarship from the Mississippi Association of Supervisors on Monday. Caitlin Oakman was presented the check and award certificate by the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors. Chancery Clerk Greg Younger said the board was “very proud” to present the scholarship to…

County to Pay Corinth Gas & Water More Than $40,000 for Under Billing

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County will pay Corinth Gas & Water more than $40,000 because the county correctional facility was under billed for a number of months. The county supervisors on Monday agreed to pay the amount over a 12-month period with no interest. That means…

Federal Funds Available to Develop Recreational Trails

Staff reports Alcorn County and other entities can apply for federal funds to develop recreational trails in the community. Trail projects can get federal funding of 80 percent. The Recreational Trails Program is a Federal Highways program administered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks. The Alcorn supervisors…

Animal Shelter to Get November Payment From County Soon

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County supervisors are working to get caught up on payments to various agencies after a heated discussion this month with animal shelter representatives. Chancery Clerk Greg Younger announced Monday night at the supervisors meeting that funding came through to make November payments…

Alcorn Supervisors Approve Budget With Millage Increase

Staff reports The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved the 2017 fiscal year budget with an increase in the property tax levy of 5.21 mills. That is an additional $52.10 in property taxes on a $100,000 home with regular homestead exemption. The board put a great deal of…

Alcorn County Supervisor Taking New Approach to Get More Roads Resurfaced

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor With Alcorn County dollars in short supply, one supervisor is taking a new approach to save money and get more roads resurfaced. District 2 Supervisor James Voyles will invest in equipment so his crews can do chip and seal road overlays in-house rather…

Attorney Says Meeting ‘Probably Should Have Stayed in a More Open Session’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The attorney for the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors said he should have probably kept a meeting in a more open format this week. The supervisors held a meeting about financial problems at the jail Wednesday. During the course of the proceeding the…

Public Left Out of Discussion on Taxpayer Business, Supervisor Says Nothing to Hide

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor The public was left out of much of the discussion that occurred during a meeting of the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors today. “It wasn’t our intention to hide anything,” Fourth District County Supervisor Steve Glidewell said. “I can tell you that.” A projected…