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City leaders vote against offering insurance to one adult, possibly same-sex partner

STARKVILLE — City of Starkville aldermen are rolling back a decision that would have allowed city employees to buy health insurance coverage for one other adult, including possibly a same-sex partner. Aldermen yesterday voted 4-2, with one abstention, to limit that benefit to people whom Mississippi considers legally married. Mayor Parker Wiseman is telling council […] [...]

City trying to determine who has authority to spend gaming money

NATCHEZ — It is not clear which group in Natchez will have final say over how to spend $250,000 in annual payments a casino makes to the city. It could be the elected aldermen. Or, it could be a new seven-member group that aldermen created this week, the Community Development Board. Mayor Butch Brown serves […] [...]

Sheriff assures city of continued inmate labor

CORINTH — Alcorn County Sheriff Charles Rinehart is assuring local officials he will continue to provide inmate labor. Rinehart met this past week with Corinth officials who are concerned about changes in numbers of inmates assigned to the city each day. Rinehart said while in the past the county has averaged had 65 to 68 […] [...]

Town of Hatley to hold election in wake of mayor’s death

HATLEY — The town of Hatley will hold a special election Sept. 30 to elect a new mayor. The board of aldermen set the qualifying date for candidates for Sept. 10. The election comes after the death of Mayor Pete Vaughn on Aug. 9. Vaughn died at his home of natural causes. He was 63. […] [...]

City leaders craft cost-cutting budget with no tax increase

JACKSON — Mayor Tony Yarber and his team have devised a financial plan that he says will reduce city of Jackson spending by $110 million without any tax hike. Yarber outlined about his proposed budget with city council members yesterday. The budget is nearly a 22 percent decrease from fiscal year 2014. The total budget […] [...]

Candidates lining up to be Waveland’s next mayor

WAVELAND — Candidate qualifying begins Friday for Waveland’s municipal elections. Waveland Mayor David Garcia announced last week he would not be seeking re-election and is retiring after his term expires in December. Candidates are already lining up. Before Garcia’s announcement, local businessman Jay Trapani had announced he was running for mayor City party primary elections […] [...]

Bland pushing for ExpressJet as new airline for Meridian

MERIDIAN — Meridian Mayor Percy Bland wants Georgia-based ExpressJet to be the new air carrier for Meridian Regional Airport. The recommendation now goes to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bland was assisted in his selection by a panel of seven community members who studied the proposals. ExpressJet was one of two airlines to submit bids […] [...]

Ex-mayor, businessman Chain dies at 84

HATTIESBURG — Former Hattiesburg mayor and businessman Bobby Lee Chain has died. He was 84. He died of cancer about 5:15 a.m. yesterday at Forrest General Hospital, his wife, Betty Chain, said. He was mayor from 1980 to 1986. The city’s airport and the technology building at the University of Southern Mississippi are named for […] [...]

Tupelo mayor chooses Hooper to lead city’s development

TUPELO — €” Mayor Jason Shelton is nominating a prominent Tupelo businessman to be the city’s next development services director. The nominee, Shane Hooper, 44, is a member of the state College Board and current chairman of the Tupelo-based Community Development Foundation. He is president of the educational support services company, Success Learning Inc., which […] [...]

Delta mayor dies after less than three months in office

HOLLANDALE — Hollandale Mayor Freddie Love died Friday at a Jackson hospital from complications of a respiratory condition. He was 67. Love had been in office less than three months. Love was elected in a special election in January to replace late Mayor Melvin Willis Sr., who died in office in November. Family members say […] [...]

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