LOCAL BRIEFING: Fee raised to haul debris in Corinth

djournal-In-the-NewsCORINTH – The rental fee for Corinth residents who want to have a city truck haul construction and other debris from their property will increase after the first of the year.

The Corinth board approved the increase, with the fee rising from $40 per load to $75 per load for a two-ton truck. Use of a one-ton truck will be eliminated because it is seldom used, and use of the two-ton truck is limited to two days.

The increase is needed to cover the cost of fuel and the dumping fee at the county transfer station after operation of the transfer station was turned over to a contractor, said city Street Commissioner Philip Verdung.

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Commission approves Hotel Oxford changes

OXFORD – Developers of the proposed Hotel Oxford on the site of the former Holiday Inn were granted a height variance and site plan amendment that will accommodate a wider buffer between the building and nearby residences.

The Oxford Planning Commission voted 6-0 to grant both changes. The height variance is 7 feet 6 inches, for a total height of 42 feet 6 inches – one inch lower than the previous plan approved in 2012 but never built. The site plan change was requested because the original plan was inadvertently noncompliant with the required 50-foot buffer.

The plan will go before the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission again for approval of disputed aesthetic elements in the reproposed design.

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Biggersville High receives bequest

BIGGERSVILLE – Several programs of Biggersville High School will benefit greatly from a $10,000 bequest from a BHS and Mississippi State University alumni.

When James M. “Bubba” Parvin died in January at age 70, he left a handwritten will that included a bequest for Biggersville High School, said school district attorney James Price.

In the will Parvin noted the specific programs to which he wanted the funds distributed, and the Alcorn County school board on Monday accepted the bequest from Parvin’s estate and agreed to expend the bequest as directed in the will: $2,500 for the BHS alumni scholarship fund; $2,500 for the BHS baseball program; $1,000 for the BHS band program; $2,000 for the BHS library; $1,000 for the BHS basketball program; and $1,000 for the BHS girls’ softball program.

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