Supervisors discuss CDGB grant and litter problems during meeting


The Attala County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of April on Monday.

A majority of the meeting was spent in discussion with John Wiggers from North Central Planning & Development District concerning a CDBG grant. Funds from the grant would be used for repairs and work on the Attala County Courthouse.

The board voted to apply for the grant and set a public hearing for Friday, April 20 as a part of the Citizen Participation Plan portion of the application process.

Also during the Monday’s meeting, Attala County resident Chip Hawkins spoke to the board about the growing litter problem throughout the county. Hawkins said he has gathered volunteers to help pick up trash along highways leading out of town on Saturday, April 21 to coincide with the annual city clean up day.

He asked the board for help providing garbage bags, trash pickers, deputies to help slow traffic near workers on that day, and help removing the trash once its bagged.

Board president Charles Fancher expressed frustration over the state not helping to keep the roads cleaned, but thanked Hawkins for his willingness to come forward and try to help find a solution.

Board Attorney Scott Pickle, District Five Supervisor Tim Pinkard, and Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft all made mention of how several citizens have been voluntarily working to pick up litter in different areas of the county.

While no official action was taken, board members did say they would be willing to help with materials and picking up the trash after it has been bagged.

Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail also said he would get deputies to help monitor traffic near volunteers.

Additional business from Monday’s meeting: 

  • The board heard from Mrs. Charla Grace with the Attala County Library about the upcoming National Library Week.
  • The board voted to recognize the week of April 8 – April 15 as National Telecommunicators Week at the request of E-911 Director Liz Peteet.
  • The board approved the third quarter budget for the Sheriff and Tax Collector.
  • The board answered a public question about the closing a bridge on Attala Road 4002.


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