Alcorn County to host community forum Thursday

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – Individuals and groups working toward the best future for Alcorn County will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to begin developing the roadmap.
The newly formed Commission on the Future of Alcorn County is convening the forum to bring together organizations that already are working and to see what gaps need to be filled.
“We have a great community with many resources, but we also have some gaps that need attention,” said commission member Ann Walker, director of Home Health and Hospice for Magnolia Regional Health Center. “We desire for the community to create the vision of what we can be.”
The commission, chaired by Lane Williams, city president of Regions Bank, began its work in the summer by surveying about 60 organizations throughout the community.
“We cast a wide net into the community to get a diverse group of individuals to be surveyed,” Williams said.
Now the commission is looking for individuals throughout the community to participate in the discussion with Thursday’s forum. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the event is open to everyone.
After hearing regional and local information that describes the area statistically, breakout groups of participants will discuss community issues to identify continuing needs.
“We want every voice to be heard,” said Lee Childress, commission member and superintendent of the Corinth School District.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@djournal.com.