Judge orders county to make back payments to city
Published: February 15,2013
CLARKSDALE — A judge has ordered Coahoma County to return the city of Clarksdale about $62,000 — back payments that county’s appears to have been withholding in an annexation dispute.
The board of supervisors met Wednesday but left the meeting with board president Paul Peterson telling the Clarksdale Press Register the matter is “ongoing litigation.”
Earlier this month, Circuit Judge Johnnie Walls ruled the county’s actions were in retaliation for Clarksdale refusing to negotiate over the annexation issue.
The deadline for the county to appeal Walls’ ruling to the Mississippi Supreme Court is March 8.
Last May, the county began withholding the monthly payments to the city from casino tax collections. It continued paying the towns of Lula, Lyon and Coahoma. The county has one casino, the Isle of Capri.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios
- UPDATE — David Watkins says JRA left him in dark about HUD's Farish St. involvement
- Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes
- Grain buyer’s bankruptcy could take steep toll on Delta farmers
- UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player
- Report: Mississippi has worst child poverty rate in U.S.
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- UPDATED: Jackson agrees to repay HUD $1.5 million for Farish Street blunders
- Fitch gives Mississippi Power a negative outlook due to Kemper plant