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Starkville becomes second city to qualify three areas for C Spire’s fiber service

June 27, 2014

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STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Cotton District fiberhood, which includes downtown and the central business […]

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Diamondhead leaders vote to terminate city manager

April 24, 2014

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Mississippi’s newest city has decided to part ways with its manager. Diamondhead’s city council has voted to dismiss city manager Richard Rose. Rose has until tomorrow to request an appeal and public hearing or his termination will be final, officials said. If Rose were to request a hearing, a final determination on his employment status […]

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Lawmakers say no to cities’ request for new sales tax

March 17, 2014

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It appears two Mississippi cities will not receive authority to enact a new sales tax. A Senate chairman said Friday that Mississippi lawmakers won’t authorize Hattiesburg or Greenville to set a 1 percent local sales tax, as the two cities requested. “We’re not going to do that,” Local and Private Committee Chairman Perry Lee, R-Mendenhall, […]

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Deaths in 2013 force two special elections

January 10, 2014

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Two Mississippi towns are holding special elections to replace city leaders who died late last year. Former city alderman Freddie Love and former mayor Willie Burnside will be in a Jan. 21 runoff for mayor in a special election in Hollandale. The Delta Democrat Times reports the winner will finish out the term of Melvin […]

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HOME RUN! Tupelo lands 2014 national softball convention

December 12, 2013

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Like a number of communities across the state, the city of Tupelo has targeted sports and sports-related events as source of new money into the community. And officials have snagged a gem. The city of Tupelo has won a bid to host a national softball convention in 2014. Mayor Jason Shelton and Tupelo Convention and […]

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Need a pedicab? Head to Oxford

November 21, 2013

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Ever seen those pedal-powered rickshaws in Asia and wondered what it would be like to ride in one? Well, don’t update your passport — you will soon have the chance to grab one in Oxford. Oxford aldermen have amended the city’s taxi cab ordinance to allow pedicabs, also known as cycle rickshaws, which transport passengers […]

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Restoration begins on Coast’s ‘other’ lighthouse

November 14, 2013

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While the historic Biloxi Lighthouse is an icon of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there is another lighthouse nearby and it is getting a new paint job. Now, officials will turn to renovating the structure’s interior. Workers are whitewashing the Round Island Lighthouse, rebuilt at the foot of the U.S. 90 high-rise bridge in Pascagoula. City […]

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Will new ordinance have dog lovers howling?

October 21, 2013

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Numerous cases of pet hoarding and cruelty to animals have been in headlines of late, and one city has decided to take a stand on the issue. It is likely, however, to have dog lovers howling. The city of Meridian has adopted a new ordinance limiting dog ownership to three animals per household. The Meridian […]

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Everybody in Coast city hopes natural gas leaks stopped soon

October 17, 2013

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Moss Point officials are worried about where all of the city’s natural gas is going and the cost, and all are concerned in this Coast city about safety issues surrounding natural gas line leaks. Hopefully all will rest a little easier soon. The city of Moss Point has received four bids for repair work on […]

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The business license cop is on patrol

October 7, 2013

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If you’re a business owner in the city of Natchez, watch out. The business license cop is on his way. The city has entered into a contract with retired law enforcement officer George Rutherford, who has been charged with checking every business in Natchez to make sure they have a valid license. The Natchez Democrat […]

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