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High-Speed Internet ‘Crisis’ Hits Alcorn County, State Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The lack of high-speed Internet in Alcorn County is an “infrastructure crisis,” a state official told the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Monday morning. “The demand for this service from your constituents is not going to get slower,” Northern District Public Service…

Department of Corrections to Provide Litter Cleanup Service in Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Mississippi Department of Corrections in May will start a litter collection program in Alcorn County, an official said Monday. An official told the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors that the state corrections system will provide around 20 to 25 individuals along county roads on Saturdays.…

Assessed Value May Increase $20 Million, Unclear if Tax Rate Will Drop

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County’s assessed value, which determines property taxes, will go up about $20 million, according to preliminary figures. Tax Assessor Kenneth Brawner said early figures show that the countywide assessed value will increase from about $243.4 million to $263.7 million. Assessed value is…

Alcorn County 911 System Poised for Major Upgrade

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County 911 dispatch center will be overhauled after the board of supervisors on Monday approved taking out a $550,000 loan to make upgrades. The project will involve replacing outdated computer equipment that is some seven years old, said Chancery Clerk Greg…

Animal Shelter, Alcorn Supervisors Spar Over Delayed Payments

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Sparks flew at the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday morning as representatives of the animal shelter went before the board with financial concerns. Alcorn County has not yet made its November payment of $2,083 to the shelter because of tight budget…

Supervisors Adopt Rules for Public Presentations After Heated Citizen Comments (Video)

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor In the wake of a recent minor confrontation that occurred at an Alcorn County Board of Supervisors meeting a new policy regarding citizen presentations was approved Monday. At a meeting earlier this month, a citizen was upset when he spoke to the supervisors…

County Supervisors Present Scholarship to Local Youth

The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors presented a $500 college scholarship to a local youth on Monday. The scholarship was from the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, which awarded about 70 of them around the state. Chancery Clerk Greg Younger said he is grateful that an Alcorn County youth was the…

Alcorn County’s Financial Support of Animal Shelter Discussed

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Dogs are running loose, the animal shelter is in substandard condition and expenses are going up, an official told the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors Monday evening. The county supervisors were asked to revisit the budget to see what can be done with…

Bids for Alcorn County Road Work Taken Under Advisement

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Monday evening opened three bids from contractors to do work on various county roads. The bids were not for specific county roads but instead are blanket prices that can be used for work throughout the year, officials say. These bids…

Supervisors Approve Purchase of Two Trucks for Sheriff’s Office

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved spending more than $53,000 to buy two Dodge trucks for the sheriff’s office. The trucks were purchased off the state contract for $26,538 per vehicle. Sheriff Ben Caldwell added that the budget his department…

Alcorn County Supervisor Bemoans Poor Road Conditions

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County supervisor said Monday that the road conditions in a portion of his district are the worst they have been in his lifetime. County supervisors said they would like to do some roadwork but have been hampered by budget problems plaguing…