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City offers $210K for old Crosby Hospital property

PICAYUNE — The city of Picayune will offer up to $210,000 for the old Crosby Memorial Hospital property.

The city council voted 4-2 this week to make the offer to the property owner, Southern Regional Corporation. The five-acre has been listed for sale since December 2012 and company is asking $237,000 for the property.

The Picayune Item reports that Paul Reese, representing the Southern Regional Corp., told the council he will take the offer to board members for review.

The building on the property will be demolished if the city makes the purchase. The cost of demolition is not to exceed $45,000.

Crosby became Highland Community Hospital in 2006. It operated at present site until July 2012. The hospital then moved to a new facility off of U.S. Highway 11.


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