Posts Tagged ‘lease’

Town signs lease deal with biofuels company

GLOSTER — The town of Gloster has signed a lease with Drax Biomass International for its Amite BioEnergy wood pellet plant. The Enterprise-Journal reports that the 15-year lease calls for the company to pay the town $8,000 per year for the first 10 years and $9,000 for the next five. There are options to continue […] [...]

Gulf oil and gas lease sale pulls in $1.2B in bids

GULF OF MEXICO — A nearly 39 million-acre oil and gas lease sale yesterday for the central Gulf of Mexico drew $1.2 billion in high bids by offshore energy producers. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said 52 companies submitted 407 bids on 320 tracts, three to 230 miles off the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama […] [...]

Salazar to attend federal oil and gas lease sale

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be on hand when federal regulators put more than 38 million acres in the central Gulf of Mexico up for bid to offshore energy producers. The sale in New Orleans will begin at 9 a.m. today in the Superdome and include about 7,299 federally-owned drilling […] [...]

Officials pondering new proposal for rental properties

MCCOMB — McComb officials are considering a proposal to require rental property owners to obtain a privilege license and have their properties inspected annually. The Enterprise-Journal reports urban planner Laurence Leyens told the board of selectmen that people make a living from rental properties and it should be treated like any other business. Leyens says […] [...]

Citing changing times, officials look to lease hospital

RIPLEY — Tippah County supervisors are moving ahead with obtaining proposals for the lease of the Tippah County Hospital. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal health care is changing and it is difficult for a rural hospital to survive without being part of a larger, better funded organization. Several months ago, supervisors hired an […] [...]

Park Service interested in land leased by casino

NATCHEZ — A lease between the city of Natchez and the Isle of Capri on some property at Fort Rosalie has expired and the National Park Service wants to acquire the land. Natchez National Historical Park Superintendent Kathleen Jenkins tells the Natchez Democrat there was an understanding was that the NPS would obtain the Little […] [...]

Hospital deal in Grenada has Delta city leaders’ attention

GREENWOOD — Before the Greenwood City Council pulled the plug on the potential sale of Greenwood Leflore Hospital, one of the primary motivators for looking into the issue was the anticipated threat of competition from Grenada. It was well known that Grenada County was looking for someone to take its taxpayers off the hook for […] [...]

Officials sign options securing area’s first megasite

HATTIESBURG — Officials have signed options securing a 2,222-acre industrial site in Forrest and Lamar counties. Area Development Partnership president Chad Newell told the Hattiesburg American it’s the first megasite in southern Mississippi. The idea is to have a large parcel with good transportation links to market to manufacturers. The land is in unincorporated areas […] [...]

Supervisors award hospital lease to UMMC

GRENADA — The Grenada County Board of Supervisors has selected the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) proposal for the long-term lease of Grenada Lake Medical Center (GLMC) in connection with Grenada County’s request for proposals (RFP). Terms were not disclosed. “While the process has taken longer than expected and there still remains work to […] [...]

Council’s action clears way for sale of Isle Casino

BILOXI — The sale of the Isle Casino to Landry’s Golden Nugget could close at any time. The Biloxi City Council has approved reassigning leases for city land at Point Cadet to Landry’s Golden Nugget. The sale of the Isle Casino to Golden Nugget was announced in March. The casino will become the Golden Nugget […] [...]

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