Beat 2 Carroll County Supervisor Terry Brown is currently seeking re-election to a second term in August’s Democratic Primary.
Since his taking office in January 2016, Brown has kept busy making improvements to roads and infrastructure in Beat 2, and thanks to a state funding allocation of $400,000 that will be released to the county in October, he making plans for future improvements.
“Thanks to Representative Karl Oliver, we got $400,000 for a bridge replacement on County Road 104,” Brown said.
Brown said even though funding is tight, he has managed to make headway in Beat 2. He has laid asphalt on Mill Drive, King Street, and Montgomery Lane in North Carrollton, repaired several wooden bridges on County Road 193, and replaced several culverts to help keep water off of County Road 186. These projects were paid for through Brown’s Beat 2 road budget.
Like the future bridge replacement on County Road 104, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors recently accepted a bid to repair a bridge on County Road 215 that has been closed for more than a year. The $700,000 was allocated to the project through state emergency infrastructure funds.
“We have brought in over $8 million in the last four years than any time before,” Brown said.
Currently, Brown is repairing potholes on County Road 41, and he hopes future state funds will pay to overlay the road.
“I am steadily improving roads and bridges and replacing culverts,” Brown said.
Brown has also assisted the towns of Carrollton and North Carrollton in various projects. His road crew replaced an old wooden bridge with a culvert on Barnes Street and laid rip-rap to prevent future eroding. He also did some work at the water treatment plant on the north side of the Carrollton-North Carrollton Public Library – bringing in 45 loads of dirt and adding a retaining wall along the side of Big Sand Creek. Both projects were funded out of the Beat 2 road budget.
Brown said he genuinely likes helping the citizens of Beat 2, and he has enjoyed getting to know everyone he represents.
“I love my people in Beat 2,” Brown said. “And I love my road crew. They do a fine job for me.”
A native of Carroll County, Brown is a graduate of J.Z. George High School. After high school, he managed a cattle ranch in Arkansas and Mississippi for more than 14 years. When he returned to Mississippi, Brown joined the Mississippi Forestry Department where he spent the next 16 years, and he was a Forestry Tech 3.
“By trade I’m a diesel mechanic,” Brown said, explaining that he and his crew did a lot of their own repairs at the Beat 2 barn.
Brown is married to wife, Debbie, and the couple has two sons, Derick Brown, and his wife, Candace, and Terry Brown, Jr., and his wife, Pariss. He is expecting his first two grandchildren in the coming months.
“I would appreciate anything you can do for me as I seek re-election,” Brown said.