Posts Tagged ‘land’

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 […] [...]

Officials investigating seeping dam in Pine Belt

LAMAR COUNTY — Inspections continue at a dam in Lamar County where seepage was discovered last month. The earthen dam is at Lake Serene North in Lamar County. The Hattiesburg American reports that seepage was discovered flowing from under the apron of the dam’s spillway on Oct. 16. Also found was a “boil” — a […] [...]

State acquires marshland property in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY — The state of Mississippi has acquired 2,483 acres of marshland located at the mouth of the Pearl River in Hancock County, according to a release from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “For the second time this year, we were able to acquire heritage properties for the Tidelands Preserve on behalf of the […] [...]

Casino developers given 15-day deadline for lease renewal

D’IBERVILLE — The developers of Oyster Bay Casino have 15 days to renew their lease for Fountain Beach and they say they will. The Sun Herald reports the lease has expired today on the city-owned Back Bay land where the developers want to build a casino. The mayor and City Council voted this week to […] [...]

Lawmakers pass bill transferring Trace land to city, state

WASHINGTON — Congress has approved legislation authorizing the transfer of surplus land within the Natchez Trace Parkway to the City of Natchez for public recreation purposes. The House of Representatives voted 419-1 to approve the Natchez Trace Parkway Conveyance Act of 2013 (S.304), legislation introduced by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and cosponsored by Sen. Roger […] [...]

President gets bill transferring Natchez Trace land to city

NATCHEZ — Congress has sent to the White House a bill that will authorize the transfer of surplus land along the Natchez Trace Parkway to the city of Natchez. Final approval came yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama. The National Park Service acquired the land in […] [...]

UPDATE: Legislators learn more about growing wild hog problem

JACKSON, Mississippi — Wild hogs run rampant in parts of Mississippi, and wildlife experts say the state needs to control the destructive beasts. The hogs reproduce often, eat just about anything in their path and can grow to 300 pounds. They’re uprooting crops, destroying farm equipment and tearing up yards. John J. Mayer, a South […] [...]

Research group completes first-ever land use survey on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Over a 10-month period, a group of University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and their geography professor conducted a parcel-based land use survey by coding more than 200,000 parcels of land across the three coastal counties of south Mississippi. Dr. David Holt, assistant professor of geography at the Southern Miss […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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