Posts Tagged ‘commission’

Commission gives nod to design of new $300M hospital

by Associated Press Published: May 31,2013

Tags: commission, county, county government, design, health, health care, hospital, medical, medicine, plan

OXFORD — The Lafayette County Planning Commission has approved the preliminary design for the new $300 million Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. The plans were presented to the commission this week by the hospital’s design team, A2H. Although the entire site is expected to be annexed into the City of Oxford and thus be removed from […] [...]

Commission eyeing unauthorized changes to historic structures

by Associated Press Published: May 19,2013

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, commission, culture, historic, history, preservation, preservationist, real estate

GREENVILLE — Historic preservationists are trying to figure out how to keep the owners of historic buildings in Greenville from making unauthorized changes. The discussion was sparked by the unauthorized removal of the stucco facade of a downtown building earlier this month, the Delta Democat Times reports. Owners didn’t get a city permit or consult […] [...]

Commission, rail company disagree over bridge fees

by Associated Press Published: May 17,2013

Tags: bri9dge, bridge, commission, COST, fee, infrastructure, rail, railroad, railway, transportation

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg Bridge Commission and the Kansas City Southern Railway have been at odds for eight years on what the railroad will pay to run trains across the Mississippi River on the old U.S. Highway 80 bridge. In September 2005, the five-member commission adopted a per-car rate of $14 — more than triple […] [...]

SEC finally releases Morgan Keegan settlement plan

JACKSON — After repeated requests, the Securities and Exchange Commission has finally announced the proposed plan to distribute Morgan Keegan settlement funds to Mississippi investors, according to the Office of Secretary of State. “For two years, the SEC ignored the pleas of investors to release this money. They desperately need their settlement funds,” says Secretary […] [...]

Developers of proposed new casino miss deadline

GULFPORT — A development company that had wanted to build a $112 million casino at the Gulfport Harbor but has been unable to obtain financing will have to return to the Mississippi Gaming Commission for new approval if it wants to go ahead with the project. The Sun Herald reports a time limit on permission […] [...]

Commission offers online applications for first time

JACKSON — The Mississippi Athletic Commission recently released online applications for sports licenses and event permits. It is the first-ever online service launched by the Commission. “These convenient online services enable citizens to securely purchase a license or an event permit in a few quick and easy steps,” said Jon Lewis, Mississippi Athletic Commission chairman. […] [...]

Agreement reached to keep NOAA system at port

by Associated Press Published: March 13,2013

Tags: boat, boater, boating, commission, federal agency, port, ship, shipper, shipping, Weather

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County Port Authority commissioners have approved an agreement with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to maintain a system that provides helpful navigational information for port users. Under the agreement, port director Mark McAndrews tells The Mississippi Press the port will maintain and operate the Physical Oceanographic Real Time System that was […] [...]

Commission approves new rules for casino construction

by Associated Press Published: February 21,2013

Tags: building, casino, commission, construction, design, gamble, gaming, hotel, restaurant

JACKSON — Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved a new rule that would require new casinos to be sturdier and with larger gambling space larger and restaurants and hotels. The new regulations approved today would raise the required number of hotel rooms from 250 to 300 and hotel quality to a three-diamond. New casino resorts would […] [...]

ITC rules domestic shrimpers injured by subsidized imports

BILOXI — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that there was a reasonable indication that the domestic shrimp industry is injured by subsidized imports of shrimp from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, according to the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (COGSI). COGSI filed petitions seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports on […] [...]

Developer’s guilty plea prompts commission probe

by Associated Press Published: February 5,2013

Tags: commission, developer, home, house, investigation, probe, real estate, residence, residential, state agency, subdivision

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Real Estate Commission plans to open an investigation into the dealings of DeSoto County developer Chuck Roberts after Roberts pleaded guilty last week to a federal bank fraud charge involving a Southaven subdivision. Roberts, 46, pleaded guilty to bank fraud last Thursday in federal court in Oxford. Roberts was accused of submitting […] [...]

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