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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 members that he intends to ...

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Liquor opponents get no answers from aldermen

CORINTH — The Corinth board of aldermen has declined to get into discussion of what liquor rules it might put into effective if sales are approved by voters next week. Liquor opponents pressed aldermen to announce how they planned to control how liquor is sold and where it can be sold. Corinth voters will decide Dec. 11 whether to approve ...

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Aldermen adopt new zoning ordinance around airport

MAGNOLIA — New zoning rules will limit the height of objects built in the flight path of the McComb-Pike County Airport and will regulate the use of property near the facility. The Enterprise-Journal reports Magnolia aldermen accepted a new air zone ordinance from the McComb-Pike County Airport board during a meeting last week. Airport board member Jose Simo said McComb’s ...

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Alderman take action against advisor who told Davis to not answer questions

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven aldermen have stripped Mark Sorrell of his role as the city’s legal adviser and said he would serve only as prosecutor in the future. Sorrell has been serving in both capacities, but aldermen said the dual roles were too much. The Commercial Appeal reports Sorrell came under fire from some aldermen earlier for publicly advising Mayor Greg ...

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Aldermen quiet on outcome of closed-door meeting about Davis' credit card

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to take action on the state auditor’s request that they review Mayor Greg Davis’ city-issued credit card. But only the dozen or so people in a two-hour closed-door meeting know exactly what that action was because city officials refused to release any information on the matter. The Commercial Appeal reports the ...

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Aldermen 'chastised' for failure to review Davis' credit card charges

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi auditor’s office warned Southaven aldermen in a March 16 letter that they were running the risk of being held liable for charges made by Mayor Greg Davis if they did not immediately review the items in question. The Commercial Appeal reports Special Asst. Atty. Gen. Melissa C. Patterson chastised board members in the letter for not ...

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Coast city officials wrestle with $600K budget deficit

OCEAN SPRINGS — The city of Ocean Springs is looking at possible fee increase or reductions in spending to address a projected $600,000 deficit in next year’s budget. The Mississippi Press reports City Clerk Shelly Ferguson outlined alternatives for the board of aldermen this week. The board asked Ferguson to come back in April with firm recommendations for it to ...

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Aldermen review thousands in charges to Davis' city credit card

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says he and fellow aldermen spent nearly six hours in a closed-door session Tuesday reviewing thousands of dollars in charges to Mayor Greg Davis’ since-canceled city credit card. Alderman Ronnie Hale said the state auditor’s office, which has already ordered Davis to repay more than $170,000 in personal charges, requested that the Board of Aldermen ...

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Aldermen vote to amend orginance governing transient vendors

STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville will allow transient vendors to set up temporary facilities and sell goods on public property. The board of aldermen voted to amend a local ordinance governing the vendors. The change will gives vendors the ability to set up a stand in a public parking space and sell goods such as food and clothing. The ...

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