Posts Tagged ‘land’

Fifty-five parcels of tax-forfeited property sold via auction

GREENVILLE — The recent Secretary of State Office’s auction of tax forfeited property in Greenville offered 94 parcels worth $190,151.30. The auction lasted from May 15-June 6. In a release, the City of Greenville reports 103 bids were received on 55 parcels. The amount of the winning bids was $20,782.25. Greenville Mayor John Cox. “I’m […] [...]

Owner of fire-damaged historic home faces charges

NATCHEZ — The owner of the crumbling Arlington Plantation house will be in Natchez Municipal Court on July 1 to face allegations of violating a city ordinance on overgrown properties. The Natchez Democrat reports Dr. Thomas Vaughan of Jackson entered a not guilty plea earlier this week in city environmental court, which is a division of […] [...]

Hosemann recruiting Realtors to market tax-forfeited property

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is partnering with licensed real estate brokers in Mississippi to actively market tax-forfeited properties in the State. “If you want property sold in Mississippi, you sell through a licensed Realtor,” says Hosemann. “The growing number of tax-forfeited properties in our state is an epidemic, and I can think of […] [...]

County, association want to dredge Rotten Bayou oxbow

DIAMONDHEAD — The Hancock County Board of Supervisors and Diamondhead Property Owners Association have filed an application for a wetlands permit with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) requesting authorization to excavate and dredge accreted sediment in Devil’s Elbow, an oxbow of Rotten Bayou, in Diamondhead. Accelerated sedimentation, due to a lack of upland […] [...]

City, state to hold second sale of tax-forfeited property

GREENVILLE — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Greenville Mayor John Cox are hoping the second round of tax-forfeited land sales in Greenville will be just as successful as the first. In a joint press conference, Hosemann and Cox announced the public sale of another 94 parcels of tax-forfeited land, valued at $210,000. “I would […] [...]

State buys more property on Gulf island for $8M

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The state of Mississippi has bought 217 more acres of Cat Island to set aside for public use. About one-third of Cat Island is part of the National Park Service’s Gulf Islands National Seashore and BP purchased about one-third of the island following the 2010 oil spill from the Boddie family, […] [...]

County borrowing to buy land from alternative fuels company

NATCHEZ — Adams County will borrow the $9 million it now needs to buy the former International Paper property from Rentech. County officials announced earlier this week they had reached a deal with Rentech for the 478-acre property. Officials tell the Natchez Democrat the board of supervisors will adopt a resolution to issue bonds for the […] [...]

MSU study: Residents willing to pay for coastal restoration

GULF COAST — A new survey Mississippi State University finds more than 60 percent of Americans are willing to pay to restore Louisiana’s rapidly eroding Barataria-Terrebonne estuary. The Courier reports the survey found that respondents were willing to pay between $909 and $1,751 per household for coastal restoration projects. Added up, that could generate between […] [...]

County looking to buy land from alternative fuel company

NATCHEZ — Adams County officials are continuing talks on buying the former International Paper site from Rentech. The Natchez Democrat reports supervisors met Monday and board attorney Scott Slover said no decision has been made. The IP mill was once home to the area’s biggest employer but was shuttered in 2003. Rentech purchased the property […] [...]

Environmental economist studies a shrinking Louisiana

STARKVILLE — Louisiana is shrinking. According to new information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 25-35 square miles of land off the coast of Louisiana disappears into the water every year. Mississippi State University environmental economist Daniel Petrolia understands how important the disappearing wetlands are to commercial fisheries, storm surge protection and wildlife. “Louisiana […] [...]

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