Prentiss County Supervisors have approved the distribution of federal funding received to offset expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The county has received approximately $331,000 in funding through the federal CARES act providing relief for local governments during the crisis, explained Chancery Clerk David “Bubba” Pounds.

The board agreed to allocate $28,000 per supervisor district to cover additional expenditures incurred by the districts, such as employee overtime.

The remaining funds, amounting to approximately $170,000, will be held in reserve to cover future emergencies.

The next regular meeting of the board is set for 10 a.m on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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