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Coast man pleads guilty to 16th Section timber theft

SAUCIER — Following an investigation by the Secretary of State’s Office, the Department of Agriculture and the Mississippi Forestry Commission, 54-year-old Harold Edwin Simmons of Saucier has pled guilty to three counts of felony timber theft. Simmons was accused of stealing approximately $250,000 worth of timber harvested from three separate 16th Section land sites in Pearl River County. “Stealing timber ...

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Man charged with 16th Section timber theft

SAUCIER — A Saucier man has been charged with three counts of stealing timber from school-owned lands in Pearl River County. Authorities say 54-year-old Harold Edwin Simmons is accused of stealing $375,000 in timber from three 16th Section land sites. Two of the parcels belong to the Poplarville school district and the third is the property of the Pearl River ...

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Sixteenth Section lease info now online

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has unveiled a new feature to the agency’s website designed to allow citizens to obtain information easily regarding 16th Section hunting and fishing leases. “This is truly an amazing new product,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Mississippians interested in leasing hunting and fishing land from the state can get a comprehensive view ...

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16th Section land revenues soar by 42 percent

JACKSON — In just one year,  the Secretary of State’s Office reports that 16th Section land revenues have skyrocketed 42 percent and put $22.8 million additional into the hands of Mississippi’s school children. “These numbers show our new system of posting the leases on the secretary of state’s website, arming our school boards with current financial information and personally reviewing ...

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