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City officials targeting blighted property

COLUMBUS — The City Council has appointed a task force to study Columbus’ problem with dilapidated properties and vacant lots. The Commercial Dispatch reported the request to set up a committee came from Councilman Kabir Karriem. He said the city needs to closely examine blighted areas and consider the possibility of incentives for redevelopment to […] [...]

Council wants more info on proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has tabled a vote on a minor league baseball stadium while those working to bring a team to the city are in Orlando at the Major League Baseball’s winter meetings. On yesterday’s Council agenda was an application for conditional use to build the stadium north of the Beau Rivage […] [...]

City cancels contract with Lawrence for public bus service

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus has cancelled its contract with Lawrence Transit System for public bus service. Mayor Robert Smith told The Commercial Dispatch that he informed LTS coordinator Dorothy Dowdell of the city’s decision. Smith says he will be talking with representatives of three other companies regarding a public transportation service. Smith says […] [...]

City council to hear plan for new theme park on Coast

BILOXI — Developers plan to reveal details of a music-related Mississippi Sound theme park in North Biloxi to the city council. The Sun Herald reports Glenn Miller will give the council today an overview of the plans of a theme park north of Interstate 10 and west of Mississippi 67 in the newly-annexed area of […] [...]

Mayor proposes using rainy day money for city’s debt

TUPELO — Mayor Jason Shelton wants to use about $5 million from the city’s rainy day fund to pay off part of its $30 million in bonds. That could save up to $825,000 in interest over seven years, freeing up cash for big capital items such as fire trucks or tornado sirens, he told The […] [...]

Leaders mull future use for old hospital

PICAYUNE — Discussion about the future of the former Crosby Memorial Hospital property will be much on the minds of city leaders in residents in Picayune over the coming months. WLOX reported possible uses for the 5-acre site are many, but first the building must be torn down. The city recently bought the site for […] [...]

City council trims department heads’ pay

MERIDIAN — The City Council has voted to cut the salaries of some department heads. Mayor Percy Bland, who was elected in June, replaced some department heads and kept others. In doing so, he set higher pay for directors of community development, homeland security and the chief of police. The chief administrative officer’s salary was […] [...]

City borrowing for convention center improvements

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus will borrow up to $2.5 million to finance renovations at the Trotter Convention Center. The city council voted to borrow the money from the Mississippi Development Bank. The city also will use in-lieu fees from Columbus Light & Water of about $225,000 a year to service its debt. The […] [...]

Baseball team owner wants quick vote on stadium

BILOXI — Ken Young is ready to bring a minor league baseball team to Biloxi. He said yesterday he’s hoping for a vote by the end of the month so the stadium can be built in time for the start of the 2015 season. The Sun Herald reports the vote isn’t on the agenda for […] [...]

City council to hold hearing concerning zoning for new casino

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council will hold a public hearing on Oct. 1 on a zoning change for an area west of Interstate 10 on the Back Bay for a $220 million casino. The Sun Herald reports that developers told the council last night that new flood regulations make the 18-acre site unaffordable for […] [...]

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