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DMR chief: Agency should not have purchased residential property

PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources should not have bought a residential lot in 2010 from the parents of a woman who was then a manager in the agency, says agency’s the current leader. DMR executive director Jamie Miller told The Sun Herald there are still questions about the propriety of the land […] [...]

Cochran: Land given to city from Trace will boost Natchez

NATCHEZ — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says the citizens of Natchez will benefit from the culmination of a legislative effort he started to convey surplus federal property from the Natchez Trace Parkway to the state of Mississippi. Cochran joined Natchez Mayor Butch Brown and other officials for a signing ceremony at which Natchez Trace […] [...]

Supreme Court to hear arguments in cities’ annexation squabble

BILOXI and GULFPORT — An annexation case pitting Gulfport against Biloxi is headed to oral arguments July 22 before the Mississippi Supreme Court. Biloxi and Gulfport have been battling over the same territory since 2009, especially along the new Mississippi Highway 605 corridor. Harrison County has also opposed the annexation. The 2.5-square-mile area that Gulfport […] [...]

Court rules for Exxon in property dispute involving alligators

WILKINSON COUNTY — A divided Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that Exxon Mobil Corp. can’t be held liable for the presence of alligators at a waste site it owns in Wilkinson County. The oil giant had been sued by a couple — Tom and Consandra Christmas — who had planned to build a house on […] [...]

SKD seeking lease from UMMC for mixed-used development

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease 4.4 acres on the north edge of its Jackson campus to a developer who wants to build a 224-unit apartment complex with ground-level stores and offices. The College Board approved the lease yesterday. If Attorney General Jim Hood’s office also approves, SKD Development plans […] [...]

MSU researchers develop timber-management software

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists have created a new software program to help foresters and landowners manage hardwood timber. Emily Schultz and Tom Matney, forestry professors in the MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center, developed the software and user’s guide based on 33 years of research. The free software provides expected yields and future […] [...]

Landowner swaps land with Fish and Wildlife Service

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has reached an agreement with landowner James Kennedy to exchange a 306-acre parcel of its land in Tallahatchie County for a tract of York Woods, Kennedy’s conservation-easement property. USFWS is acquiring land that appraises at a higher amount than the 306-acre parcel and will use it […] [...]

Corps puts agriculturual land up for bid

GRENADA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is offering agricultural land for lease to the public. The offering consists of two tracts in Calhoun County and one tract in Yalobusha County on Grenada Lake. Corps officials say in a news release that there is a 353.3-acre tract in Calhoun County consisting of […] [...]

County, landowners cannot reach agreement on bridge project

VAIDEN — Carroll County has made agreements to buy land from eight of 10 landowners needed in a bridge project on a county road. County Attorney Kevin Horan said the county may have to go to court to settle with the last two landowners. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the two landowners tried to settle […] [...]

Beach lot sales slump; average time on market grows to two years

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — For-sale signs sprout like flowers along beach properties in the three Coast counties. The Sun Herald reports only six residential lots and three commercial lots on the beach in Harrison County sold in the last 12 months through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service. The average time on the market […] [...]

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