Alcorn County settles road repairs for $247,500

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – Alcorn County has recovered $247,500 in damages from the insurer of a hauling company that damaged county roads in 2011.
The Board of Supervisors on Monday accepted the settlement amount for damage to Holly Church Road and Henson Road – both in the county’s 1st District – for damage to the roads during a transport job by Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus.
The county had filed a claim for $290,000 with the company’s insurer, the amount estimated by county engineer Cook Coggin that the road repairs would cost.
Supervisors had approved Burkhalter’s transport through the county on July 14, 2011, of a 773,000-pound, 26-foot diameter steel pipe from Holly Springs to a steel fabricator at Yellow Creek port in Tishomingo County.