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Resident complains of illegal dumping
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014 | 168 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jackie McKinney of Vaiden had a lot to say at Monday’s Carroll County Board of Supervisors’ end of the month meeting.

McKinney came with concerns over the conditions of County Road 27, which she said is blanketed with trash and waste.

“This has been my home for 52 years, and it’s only gotten worse,” McKinney said.

County Road 27, which lies in Beat Five of Carroll County, is outside the Vaiden City Limits, and McKinney said vegetation is being handled with herbicide rather than cutting. As a result, McKinney said the dead vegetation allows washing away of property.

Beat Five Supervisor Rickie Corley told McKinney that the herbicide is used to save time and stretch resources of his crews.

“I’m not pointing a finger at you,” McKinney told Corley, “I care about County Road 27, and something has to be done. I frequently walk that road, and what you find will amaze you.”

McKinney said the she would like to see the sheriff’s department watch that area for those doing the illegal dumping and prosecute them.

“I’m not up at three in the morning when these people are doing the dumping,” McKinney said. “We have to stop this dumping. There has to be signs put up warning these people about this and that there will be fines issued. Something has to be done. County Road 27 is the worst road in Carroll County.”

In other news, the county voted unanimously to approve attorney Alan Lancaster to settle a claim in the court case of Samuel Smith and Prentiss Smith.

After a motion from Corley and a second from Beat One Supervisor Terry Herbert, the supervisors voted to allow a $12,500 settlement by their insurance company.

Deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, officers with the North Central Narcotics Task Force and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrested Sam Smith, Prentiss Smith and Prentiss Cornelius Smith on County Road 23 near the Carroll County line near Holmes and Leflore counties in July 2010.

The suit claimed civil rights violations and that personal property of the men was not returned.

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