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Neel-Schaffer hired to conduct traffic projection study

GAUTIER — The engineering firm of Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer has been hired by the Gautier City Council for a traffic projection study along Mississippi 57 between U.S. 90 and Interstate 10. The Mississippi Press reports a professional service agreement with Neel-Schaffer was approved earlier this week. The action is part of the mayor and council’s strategic […] [...]

City hires Stennis Institute to draw up redistricting plan

HORN LAKE — The city of Horn Lake has hired The Stennis Institute to come up with a redistricting plan for the city before next spring’s municipal elections. The Commercial Appeal reports Stennis, based at the Mississippi State University, will be paid $17,000 to draft alternate plans that will be reviewed by the city in […] [...]

Pickering threatens to garnish Mayor Davis’ paycheck

SOUTHAVEN — Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering paid a surprise visit to Southaven Mayor Greg Davis at a city meeting and announced plans to garnish the mayor’s paycheck. The Commercial Appeal reports Pickering returned $96,000 in disputed funds repaid by Davis last night, but announced plans to take the mayor’s paycheck to recover another $70,000. Pickering […] [...]

Supervisors vote to give tax break for Hard Rock expansion

BILOXI — Harrison County supervisors have approved a tax break for Hard Rock Casino Biloxi’s hotel expansion. The Sun Herald reports supervisors unanimously agreed to a seven-year county ad valorem tax exemption for improvements related to Hard Rock Casino’s planned expansion, which involves a new 12-story hotel tower worth $32 million. The exemption doesn’t apply […] [...]

Officials vote not to oppose city’s annexation plan

TUPELO — The Lee County Board of Supervisors has decided against opposing the city of Tupelo’s annexation effort. WTVA-TV reports the supervisors’ vote was unanimous. Their decision comes just a few days after the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of the city’s effort to take in approximately 16 square miles from the county. Lee […] [...]

City settles federal lawsuit with Marie: Psychic Reader

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a couple who closed their business — “Marie: Psychic Reader” — because of a ban that the city later overturned. Court reporters’ records show the city agreed to pay $7,500 to Tommy and Marie Costello, who sued last August, the Hattiesburg American […] [...]

Officials extend bidding deadline for Coast marina project

BAY ST. LOUIS — The deadline for bids on the Bay. St. Louis marina project has been extended to Aug. 8. Officials tell the Sea Coast Echo the two-week extension was granted so other interested contractors could bid on the project. Engineers say 71 bid packets have been sent out. The entire project, including the […] [...]

City officials sign sale option for new biofuels facility

ABERDEEN — Aberdeen officials have signed a sale option with SPW and Associates of Birmingham, Ala., in hopes of bringing in a biofuel plant. Monroe County Chamber of Commerce executive director Tony Green said the company plans to produce diesel and jet fuel at the Aberdeen site. He said SPW has put down earnest money, […] [...]

City council approves tax incentive for new Hard Rock hotel

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has authorized a seven-year tourism tax incentive for a new hotel tower at Hard Rock Casino Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports the incentive means the hotel will pay no ad valorem tax on the improved value for the seven-year period. The tower will be built north of the swimming […] [...]

Hard Rock considering new hotel; to ask city for incentive

BILOXI — Hard Rock Casino officials are considering building a new 12-story hotel tower in Biloxi. Tomorrow, they will ask the city for a tourism incentive. The Sun Herald reports Biloxi extends the incentive to tourism businesses and agrees to forgo ad valorem tax on the improvement value for up to seven years. The incentive […] [...]

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