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Judge nixes city's attempt to annex Nissan plant

CANTON — A federal judge has ruled that the Canton Nissan plant is safe from annexation through 2030. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city’s lawsuit seeking the right to annex the plant was dismissed Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed the suit with prejudice, meaning Canton will not be allowed to file another suit with the same claims. City ...

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City officials say residents would benefit from annexation

PASS CHRISTIAN — Two Pass Christian officials say that residents in a proposed annexation area in Harrison County would benefit from city services and discounts on insurance. The Sun Herald reports the trial in which Pass Christian is attempting to annex 5.4 miles of the Pineville-Cuevas community in the county is expected to last two weeks. The city said it ...

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Court cancels oral arguments on city's proposed annexation

TUPELO — The Mississippi Supreme Court has canceled oral arguments scheduled for April 10 on the city of Tupelo’s annexation case. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the decision means the justices won’t hear live testimony from attorneys on either side of the issue but will rule entirely on written briefs. Earlier, Tupelo had opposed a request by Lee County ...

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City officials approve annexation of private property

OXFORD — Oxford officials will not oppose property owners wanting their 160 acres brought into the city limits. The Oxford Eagle reports the Board of Aldermen told City Attorney Pope Mallette to notify the Lafayette County Chancery Court that it will not object to the annexation request. The property owners are hoping to sell their land to Baptist Memorial Health ...

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Canton-Nissan trial postponed until summer of 2013

CANTON — A Madison County Chancery Court trial on the city of Canton’s petition to annex the Nissan North American plant has been postponed until June 2013. Canton and Nissan are also in federal court over legislation approved in 2000 that prohibits the city from annexing the plant for 30 years without the automaker’s written consent. The city says the ...

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Officials plan to file annexation petition

PICAYUNE — The city of Picayune will file a petition in Pearl River County Chancery Court to annex land north and south of the current city limits. The Picayune Item reports the action was taken last week by the board of aldermen. According to a map of the annexation prepared by Dungan Engineering, the proposed annexation will include land along ...

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St. Dominic supporting city's annexation bid

MADISON — St. Dominic Hospital is working with Madison officials on the possible annexation of 400 acres the hospital owns just north of the city and east of Interstate 55. The Madison County Journal reports city officials have approved the first phase of St. Dominic’s plan to build a new sports complex on the land. St. Dominic is still pushing ...

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Judge rules with city in annexation dispute

BILOXI — The City of Biloxi’s fight to annex more area has cleared a hurdle. The city wants to annex less than eight square miles of a 163-square mile Harrison County utility district. The county argued that the law requires annexation of all 163 square miles. But a state judge has now ruled that such a law is unconstitutional. Biloxi ...

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City Council approves annexation proposal

COLUMBUS — An annexation ordinance approved by the Columbus City Council is the first step toward adding 1,462 new residents to the east Mississippi city. In addition to new people, The Commercial DispatchT newspaper reports that the added territory brings the city 638 homes and 44 businesses. That is expected to translate into about $277,859 in annual net tax revenue. Council members ...

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City taking annexation plan to Supreme Court

GULFPORT — The City of Gulfport is going to the Mississippi Supreme Court to get approval for its proposed annexation. In June, a Harrison County judge dismissed Gulfport’s petition to annex 2.5 square miles of Harrison County. Attorney Jerry Mills of Jackson tells The Sun Herald the appeal was filed to meet a legal deadline. He says he hopes negotiations ...

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