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Hub City wants lawmakers to extend lodging tax

HATTIESBURG — Travelers stopping for the night in the city of Hattiesburg could continue to pay a 2 percent lodging fee until June 2018 if legislators act on city officials’ request. The Hattiesburg American reports the city council unanimously adopted a resolution, requesting that the Legislature amend the legislation that created the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission […] [...]

Vote delayed on Coast baseball stadium bonds

BILOXI — Facing a possible tie vote, Biloxi’s baseball stadium was pulled off last night’s Biloxi Council agenda and will be taken up at special meeting next week. Five resolutions, including a vote on a $21-million bond to build the stadium, were removed from the agenda at the start of the meeting. Councilman Felix Gines […] [...]

City considering new used car dealership ordinances

HORN LAKE — As part of Horn Lake’s push to attract new business, city leaders are mulling changes to strict regulations governing used car dealerships. Aldermen discussed the issue recently and left it in the hands of City Planner Austin Cardosi, who said he will look at ordinances in surrounding cities and possibly draft something […] [...]

Delta city petitioning lawmakers to extend tourism tax

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood is asking the Legislature to reauthorize of the local tourism tax. The 1 percent tax on lodging and restaurants funds the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau. The tax would expire at the end of September without legislative reauthorization. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Paige Hunt, executive director of the CVB, […] [...]

Love wins special election for Delta town mayor

HOLLANDALE — Former city alderman Freddie Love has been elected mayor of Hollandale. The Delta Democrat Times reports Love defeated former mayor Willie Burnside in Tuesday’s special election runoff. Love will finish out the term of Melvin Willis Sr., who had been re-elected in June and died Nov. 16 from cancer. Love says he wants […] [...]

City approves agreement in harbor lawsuit with Hosemann

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport and the secretary of state’s office may have settled a lawsuit over the harbor. Gulfport City Council members voted 5-2 yesterday to enter into a 65-year use agreement with the secretary of state on the water bottom. The agreement would cost the city nothing. “There must still be a […] [...]

City Council gives approval for microbreweries

GULFPORT — Microbreweries will be able to locate in Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports city zoning laws did not allow microbreweries until yesterday, when the City Council agreed to add them to the list of permitted uses. Microbreweries, where craft beer is made in small amounts, will be allowed in the same places that now […] [...]

City cracking down on non-licensed taxicabs

VICKSBURG — Complaints from Vicksburg residents and taxi companies have moved police to crack down on bootleg cabs operating in violation of a local ordinance. Police Chief Walter Armstrong tells The Vicksburg Post that police have received calls from some city residents complaining about the cabs, adding one resident has made several complaints about the […] [...]

Proposed Ocean Expo Aquarium still in limbo

D’IBERVILLE — Dr. Moby Solangi can’t say when construction might begin on the $70 million to $80 million Ocean Expo Aquarium that was envisioned as a big tourist attraction. The city of D’Iberville has already spent millions on the deal, but the project is at a standstill. On Dec. 9, 2011 when D’Iberville city officials […] [...]

Waste Pro lowers amount of underpayment by city

NATCHEZ — Waste Pro USA has revised downward what it says the city of Natchez owes for underpayments since July. Waste Pro Division Manager Doug Atkins told The Natchez Democrat that the $126,000 figure includes $63,000 for underpayments, and the rest is this month’s bill for service. The city awarded Waste Pro for waste collection […] [...]

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