Veterans Service Officer Pat Ray told the Board of Supervisors she will lose three staff members by year-end. The board approved hiring two part-time staffers.
The Daily Corinthian reports (http://bit.ly/PB7KFC ) Ray also asked the board whether the office can help Tennessee residents, many of whom come from McNairy County. She said she is concerned about insurance coverage if a problem arises with out-of-state clients.
Board Attorney Bill Davis said service to out-of-state individuals using Alcorn County taxpayer funds could be a problem.
Ray is certified for service in any state but the office's assistant officers are certified only to help Mississippi residents.
An opinion is expected later.