Prentiss County Supervisors have approved a request from the county election commission to relocate the Wheeler precinct to Wheeler United Methodist Church from its previous location at Wheeler School.
Commissioner Tina Stewart told the board the move is aimed at removing additional traffic around the school on election days that can create a safety issue in the already busy area.
The new location at the church has plenty of parking and is easily accessible for those with disabilities, noted Stewart. All voters in the precinct will be notified of the change.
Circuit Clerk Mike Kelley noted election officials have worked over the past several years to move precincts from school campuses wherever possible. Only the Thrasher and New Site precincts remain located at schools.
The board also heard last week from newly elected Booneville Mayor Chris Lindley who said he’s excited about the opportunities the future holds for both the city and the county and is committed to working with supervisors.
“I’m looking forward to the next four years, working with the county to see our community grow,” he said.
Lindley said he knows there are those who believe there is a rivalry between the county and city, but it’s something he’s never seen and he believes everyone on both sides is committed to the same goals of making the area better for its citizens.
“I want to see city and county work together as neighbors and friends. Let’s pray for one another and work together,” said the new mayor.