Posts Tagged ‘board of aldermen’

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 […] [...]

Aldermen delay decision on beer sales after hearing opposition

WINONA — The Winona Board of Aldermen put off a decision Tuesday night on whether to allow beer sales on Sunday after dozens of people spoke against the proposal. WCBI reports about 50 people attended the public hearing, but only four spoke in favor of permitting Sunday sales. Three businesses submitted petitions in favor of […] [...]

Court order filed concerning Twitter account that spoofs alderman

STARKVILLE — A court order is asking the social-networking site Twitter to furnish the district attorney’s office with personal information — name, IP addresses and other details — associated with an account satirizing Starkville Alderman David Little. Documents obtained by The Commercial Dispatch show the order is related to a Starkville Police Department criminal investigation […] [...]

City trims personnel expenses, but mayor wants deeper cuts

VICKSBURG — Projected personnel expenses in the city of Vicksburg will be reduced by about 3 percent for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 but are still too high for Mayor George Flaggs Jr., who wants to lower employee costs more. The Vicksburg Post reports that a public hearing on the budget is 7 […] [...]

Aldermen give nod to cold beer sales in city limits

OXFORD — The Board of Aldermen has voted to permit the sale of cold beer in stores in Oxford. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported the vote yesterday also extends store sales of beer and light wine to Sundays. Sunday sale hours are restricted to 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., mirroring those given to restaurants […] [...]

Aldermen to go public with intent to raise taxes

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake aldermen voted yesterday to advertise their intent to raise property taxes in the budget for the coming fiscal year. The Commercial Appeal reports the aldermen and Mayor Allen Latimer say the proposed 4-mill increase is still a work in progress. They say discussions continue on possible ways to cut the […] [...]

Aldermen call public hearing over mayor’s budget proposal

OLIVE BRANCH — Olive Branch’s mayor is proposing 3 percent average pay raises for city employees and a half-million dollars set aside to pave roads. The Commercial Appeal reports the Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing tonight on the budget proposed by Mayor Scott Phillips for the 2013-14 fiscal year that starts Oct. […] [...]

Booneville bans guns at city hall, public parks and events

BOONEVILLE — The open carrying of firearms and other weapons will be prohibited at many locations in the city of Booneville under an ordinance approved by the Board of Aldermen. The Daily Corinthian reports the new law went into effect immediately. Officials say it is designed to align city policies with state law. City Attorney […] [...]

Financially strapped schools vote to increase taxes

AMORY — The financially troubled Amory School District has voted to raise taxes. Superintendent Tony Cook tells WTVA that the money will help the school district stabilize. The district has faced financial difficulty for years and so sought a 7 percent increase in property tax rates. Amory’s current millage rate is 27, well below the […] [...]

Public Works director suspended, ordered into anger management counseling

OCEAN SPRINGS — Public Works director Andre Kaufman has been suspended for three days without pay, ordered to attend anger management counseling and placed on six months’ probation by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Sun Herald reported that Mayor Connie Moran and the board met about three hours behind closed doors Wednesday to […] [...]

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