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Lincoln County Board of Supervisors faces garbage challenge

Garbage pickup was the county’s main concern at the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors regularly scheduled meeting Monday.

Arrow Disposal Services Inc. will provide new cans to residential customers in October. For a county resident to receive a new can from ADSI, their balance will have to be at a minimum amount. This amount had not been decided as of this meeting, although some numbers were discussed.

With a recent fire in the landfill in Jefferson County, this may affect disposal prices. If disposal prices were to increase, this would also affect the consumer.

In other business:

• Copiah-Lincoln Community College President Dr. Jane Hulon Sims spoke to the board concerning updates at the college’s three campuses, along with a back-to-school update.

• Dave Van of Region 8 informed the board of a $4 million grant the facility received to participate in a research project relating to homeless individuals with mental illness.

• David Rankin, the county’s consultant on mapping, appeared before the board via Zoom regarding the county’s land deeds and the process to organize them.

Story by Gracie Byrne