After recently welcoming a new director, one of Corinth and Alcorn County’s vital helping organizations is set to get a new home.

The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave approval on Tuesday to lease upstairs office space at City Hall to the United Way of Corinth and Alcorn County, which has previously been housed at a downtown bank building.

The arrangement gained approval in a 5-1 vote. Alderman Chip Wood cast the “no” vote and said he is concerned that the board set an unfair precedent of providing essentially free space to one non-profit organization when there are many in Corinth.

Thomas Norman became director of the local United Way chapter on Oct. 1.

In other business:

The board heard an update on the return of the Governor’s Job Fair to Corinth from Lane Yoder, community development director for The Alliance.

Set for Jan. 26 at Crossroads Arena from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event is returning to the area for the first time in a number of years. The city, which is among the employers with open positions, plans to have a presence at the event.

“The messaging is, ‘Your community needs you. It’s time to go back to work,’” said Yoder.

The organizers hope to have at least 30 participating employers. The registration fee is $50.

The board approved an arrangement with the Alcorn County circuit clerk to provide notification to affected voters upon completion of the city’s ward redistricting.

In property cleanup matters, the board set a public hearing for a residential property at 2774 Highway 72 East and voted to adjudicate property at 1615 Horton Street.

Aldermen approved the street department’s purchase of a 20 cubic yard rear-load garbage truck from Pac-Mac at a cost of $161,000.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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