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City leaders approve annexation ordinance

COLUMBUS — The City of Columbus has approved an annexation ordinance to bring 44 businesses and 1,462 homes into the city. The annexation, officials told The Commercial Dispatch, would also add about $278,000 to the city treasury. The annexation petition, approved Tuesday by the city council, must now be filed in Lowndes County Chancery Court. Officials say the population increase ...

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Judge tosses city's annexation lawsuit

GULFPORT — A Harrison County judge has dismissed Gulfport’s lawsuit to annex 2.5 square miles of Harrison County. The property Gulfport wanted to annex included more than one square mile owned by developer James Frisby. Frisby’s Pitcher Point Investments had struck an agreement with Gulfport to bring city services to his property. A chancery judge says the city altered its ...

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Nissan annexation case enters federal court

CANTON — The City of Canton’s lawsuit seeking to invalidate a state law that bars the city from annexing the Nissan plant site is now in federal court. Attorneys for Nissan North America moved the case from Madison County Circuit Court because the city raised new issues in an amended complaint. A federal judge can hear a case involving questions ...

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City wants court to rule on annexing Nissan plant

CANTON — Canton officials are seeking a state court ruling on annexing the nearby Nissan Motor Co. plant. City Attorney Barbara Blackmon told The Clarion-Ledger that Nissan is getting police and fire protection from the city and the use of city roads. Based on law passed in 2000, Canton cannot annex the Nissan site for the first 30 years without ...

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Supreme Court upholds ruling on city's annexation

HORN LAKE — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a DeSoto County judge’s ruling that denied Horn Lake’s petition to annex 9.1 square miles of land to its west. The Supreme Court March 10 also upheld Chancellor Percy Lynchard’s decision denying a request from the town of Walls to annex about four square miles to its north and west — ...

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Utility district wants city's annexation plan tossed

GULFPORT — A utility district contends in a court motion that the City of Gulfport has failed to follow state law in its attempt to annex 2.5 square miles around Mississippi 605. The Sun Herald reports the Northeast Harrison County Water and Sewer District wants the annexation case dismissed. Attorney Tim Holleman filed the motion Wednesday. Holleman says the utility ...

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Coast city files papers for proposed annexation

PASS CHRISTIAN — Since its beginnings in 1699, Pass Christian has been six square miles in the western part of Harrison County. Mayor Chipper McDermott and the Board of Aldermen believe it’s time to change that. The city has filed papers in Chancery Court showing its intent to annex 5.6 square miles, nearly doubling the size of the city. Later, ...

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Judge gives go-ahead to city's annexation plan

PEARL — A Rankin County judge has approved an annexation by the City of Pearl of about 1.8 square miles at its southern limits. Chancellor John Grant approved the annexation yesterday. Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers tells [ITAL]The Clarion-Ledger[ITAL] that the city fire department already was serving the residential areas in two of the annexed portions. Rogers says the other parcel ...

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County to appeal judge's ruling on annexation

TUPELO — Lee County supervisors say they will appeal a judge’s order that approved the city of Tupelo’s annexation of about 16 square miles of unincorporated area. Chancery Judge Edward C. Prisock approved the annexation in November. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that county supervisors approved the appeal Dec. 6. The appeal will be filed with the Mississippi Supreme ...

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