Hed: Governor, Alcorn board name appointments to Yellow Creek b

Hed: Governor, Alcorn board name appointments to Yellow Creek board

By Jane Clark Summers

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors has named one of its own members to the Yellow Creek Regional Project Board.

District 1 Supervisor Lamar Fields was appointed Tuesday as one of Alcorn County’s two representatives on the nine-member board.

Gov. Kirk Fordice picked Dr. Kelly Segars of Iuka as his appointment to the advisory board.

Lt. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove announced four appointments Monday, including Robert C. “Dick” Dansereau of Corinth, representing Alcorn County; Gary M. Franks of Fulton, representing Itawamba County; Jimmy Murphy of Booneville, representing Prentiss County; and Billy Howell Tidwell of Dennis, representing Tishomingo County.

Tishomingo County supervisors have named retired new auto dealer Jimmy Marlin as one of that county’s representatives. Itawamba County supervisors appointed retired Methodist minister Roy McAlilly.

The board, established under Senate Bill 3170 during the 1996 legislative session, will provide a local voice in the management and development of the 1,200-acre Yellow Creek property recently turned over to state ownership by the federal government. The federal government also gave the state $10 million to assist in the transition of ownership.

Three of the board members must be from Tishomingo County, one each to be appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors. The remaining six must come equally from Alcorn, Prentiss and Itawamba counties, appointed by the lieutenant governor and the respective boards of supervisors.

The Prentiss County supervisors have the only remaining unfilled selection to the board.

Elected officials and industrial development leaders from the region will be meeting with Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development representatives today to tour the site and discuss plans for the facility.

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