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Jackson County no longer sponsoring Lake George project

PASCAGOULA — The Lake George project has lost the support of Jackson County.

In a split vote, The Sun Herald reports supervisors decided Monday to take Jackson County’s name off the official permit request for the project, which proposes damming a tributary to the free-flowing Pascagoula River to create two lakes for water reservoirs and recreation.

It’s a George County project and most of the 3,000 acres of lakes would be in George County. Jackson County was on the permit that asks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for environmental approval for the lakes.

Since he took office two months ago, Supervisor Randy Bosarge said he has had 200 calls and letters from people asking that the county stop the project over concern for the Pascagoula River.

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