Posts Tagged ‘annexation’

Jury rules against city; utility to get $8M

GULFPORT — A Harrison County jury has awarded Dedeaux Utility Co. $8.06 million in its dispute with the city of Gulfport. The fight dates back to when the city seized the utility as part of its 1994 annexation of the Orange Grove area. Jurors set a fair market value of $7.08 million for the water […] [...]

Judge approves town’s annexation; mayor expects growth

by Associated Press Published: December 10,2013

Tags: annexation, Ben Logan, bench, court, judge, justice, law, legal, real estate, Talmadge Littlejohn, town of Sherman

SHERMAN — The town of Sherman has been given the go-ahead to double in geographic size. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Chancery Judge Talmadge Littlejohn approved Sherman’s annexation plan yesterday after the third public hearing. The town of 650 people, with portions located in Pontotoc, Lee and Union counties, will add about 30 residents […] [...]

Aldermen want to annex site of new Batpist hospital

OXFORD — The Oxford Board of Aldermen wants to annex about 150 acres south of where the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, a regional hospital, is being built. The property where the hospital is being built is also involved in an annexation process. In March, a Lafayette County chancery judge ruled in favor of several […] [...]

Coast city to nearly double in size this weekend

by Associated Press Published: April 18,2013

Tags: annex, annexation, city government, fire, land, law enforcement, municipal, municipality, police, property, real estate, services

D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville will nearly double in size Sunday when area it has annexed officially becomes part of the city. Police Chief Wayne Payne tells The Sun Herald his department has been working with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and will assume full law enforcement in the annexed area north of the city beginning at […] [...]

Reports mixed on which Coast city won in annexation case

by Associated Press Published: April 3,2013

Tags: annexation, city government, consultant, dispute, municipal, municipality, property, real estate, tax, taxpayer

D’IBERVILLE — The annexation battle between Biloxi and D’Iberville is finally over, and representatives for D’Iberville say they are the winners. The area in dispute was along Mississippi Highway 67. The state Supreme Court on March 21 upheld the annexation ruling that kept in Harrison County part of the annexation area requested by both cities […] [...]

Coast cities’ annexation battle continues

by Associated Press Published: February 27,2013

Tags: annex, annexation, city government, dispute, growth, land, property, real estate

BILOXI and GULFPORT — A new annexation plan would cut in half the amount of land Biloxi wants to annex on the city’s northwest border. City attorney Ronald Peresich tells The Sun Herald the new boundaries reduce the proposed annexation area from 7.5 square miles to about three square miles. The adjusted area still includes […] [...]

Council votes to drop annexation plan with provisions

by Associated Press Published: January 3,2013

Tags: annex, annexation, city, county, government, governmment, land, municipal, municipality, property, real estate

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has voted to drop its annexation bid for property east of the Biloxi River — but only if Gulfport and Harrison County drop objections to Biloxi’s annexation of 2.5 square miles to its north. Yesterday’s resolution also requires that Gulfport refrain from annexing any property east of the Biloxi […] [...]

Attorneys preparing final briefs in hospital-annexation case

OXFORD — Attorneys have 30 days to submit final briefs in case that will decide whether the land that a company has selected as the location of its new $300 million hospital will be included in the Oxford city limits. The Oxford Eagle reports Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi wants to build on the 160-acre site […] [...]

Coast city calls truce in long-running annexation fight

by Associated Press Published: December 19,2012

Tags: annex, annexation, city, government, land, municipal, municipality, property, real estate, resolution

BILOXI and GULFPORT — The Gulfport City Council has voted unanimously to approve a resolution that could put an end to a longstanding annexation dispute with the city of Biloxi. The property in question consists of about two-and-one-half square miles along the Mississippi 605 corridor north and east of Gulfport’s corporate boundaries. The Sun Herald […] [...]

Officials vote not to oppose city’s annexation plan

TUPELO — The Lee County Board of Supervisors has decided against opposing the city of Tupelo’s annexation effort. WTVA-TV reports the supervisors’ vote was unanimous. Their decision comes just a few days after the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of the city’s effort to take in approximately 16 square miles from the county. Lee […] [...]

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