Posts Tagged ‘parks’

Supervisors balk at plan to increase parks board

CORINTH — The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen has scrapped a proposal to expand membership on the park commission. The Daily Corinthian reports a proposal had been made to expand it from five to seven members. But Alderman Ben Albarracin says the county Board of Supervisors does not support the change, so the proposal […] [...]

After complaints, LeFleur’s Bluff golf course getting new management

JACKSON — The golf course at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park in Jackson is undergoing a renovation and the state has ended a contract with the course’s management. Ramie Ford, parks director for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, tells the Clarion-Ledger the golf course should reopen in June. Ebenezer Group, LLC was hired […] [...]

Schools want to re-negotiate 16th Section lease agreement with MDWFP

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Bay-Waveland School District is hoping to re-negotiate a 40-year-old lease in hopes of bringing in more money for the schools. According to public records, the district in conjunction with the Hancock County School District agreed to a 99-year lease of 16th Section land with the state Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Department […] [...]

Supervisors dissolve board in anticipation of new commission

by Associated Press Published: May 8,2012

Tags: athletes, athletics, community development, outdoors, parks, recreation, sports, youth sports

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has voted to dissolve the Adams County Recreation Board in anticipation of the coming Natchez-Adams County Recreation Commission. Supervisors vice president Mike Lazarus tells The Natchez Democrat yesterday the five-member board, which is tasked with the maintenance, improvement of and handling of donations for county parks, had […] [...]

MDA reports tourism generated nearly $6B in expenditures in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tourism in Mississippi generated expenditures of $5.97 billion from 20.8 million visitors in fiscal year 2011 (July 2010-July 2011), according to figures released by the Tourism division of the Mississippi Development Authority. During that same period, tourism contributed $438.4 million to the state’s tax coffers. These and other figures are available in […] [...]

City buying downtown properties for redevelopment

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo plans to buy three downtown properties in a $376,000 investment it hopes will result in a park or residential development. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the properties have been magnets for crime and other problems. One originally was the Tupelo Military Institute but city officials say it more […] [...]

Company approved to run pipeline underneath city park

by Associated Press Published: November 8,2011

Tags: energy, gas, municipal government, natural gas, parks, parks and recreation, pipelines

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has given a Texas-based company permission to run a natural gas pipeline underneath a park. Under the deal approved Monday, Gulf South Pipeline, LP, would pay the city $150,000 for permission to drill under Parham Bridges Park in Northeast Jackson. According to The Clarion-Ledger, A.C. Jimmerson, the city director […] [...]

Senators urge panel to approve battlefield expansion bill

by MBJ Staff Published: July 31,2011

Tags: battlefields, Civil War, cultural tourism, federal government, military, parks, tourism

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are encouraging a Senate panel to advance their legislation authorizing the expansion of three units of the Vicksburg National Military Park. The National Park Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has received testimony on the Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond […] [...]

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