Posts Tagged ‘land’

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 […] [...]

Coast city to nearly double in size this weekend

D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville will nearly double in size Sunday when area it has annexed officially becomes part of the city. Police Chief Wayne Payne tells The Sun Herald his department has been working with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and will assume full law enforcement in the annexed area north of the city beginning at […] [...]

Property owner settles housing discrimination lawsuit

MAGEE — The U.S. Department of Justice says a Mississippi company will pay a $27,000 settlement in a housing discrimination lawsuit. M.M. and S. Inc. agreed, according to a press release, to pay $20,000 to a family for refusing to rent a home to them, and a civil penalty of $7,000 to the United States. […] [...]

FNC index shows U.S. property values rose again in February

OXFORD — The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. property values rose again in February, continuing a trend that began in the spring of 2012, which has become widely recognized as the beginning of the housing market’s recovery. In February, the FNC RPI recorded a 28-month high after rising for 12 straight […] [...]

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