- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Alcorn County is opting out of the CodeRED emergency notification system when its contract expires later this year.

The Board of Supervisors on Monday approved its final payment of $16,542 on the alert system.

The Daily Corinthian reports (http://bit.ly/1HSlp6C ) supervisors have been unhappy with being left with a greater than expected cost when some of the entities expected to sign up for the system in Corinth and Alcorn County backed out of using CodeRED.

Emergency Services Coordinator Ricky Gibens says between 14,000 and 17,000 cellphone numbers were added to the notification service by citizens who opted into the system.

Gibens says CodeRED service will continue through September.

The system sends out alerts for tornado warnings and road closings. It also is used to dispatch some county fire units.

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Information from: The Daily Corinthian.

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