- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors has declared a 129-acre site surplus to its needs and will offer the property for sale.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported (http://bit.ly/MKJPn ) the supervisors have held the property on Forest School Road for almost 20 years as a possible site for trash disposal.

In 2013, the county contracted with Waste Connection of Walnut to manage Alcorn’s waste transfer station and transport rubbish. Waste Connection manages a landfill in Walnut.

Supervisors Lowell Hinton and Tim Mitchell said the current arrangement with Waste Connection is sound. They would like to see proceeds from sale of the tract used to reduce the county’s deficit in its rubbish and garbage disposal account.

Tax collector Larry Ross said sale of the property at $25,000 per acre - an estimate since a value has not yet been set - would yield about $322,000 in sales taxes and annual tax income of about $5,000.

Supervisors decided to put the property out for bid on a 3-2 vote.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com