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Bids are in and being reviewed for new sports complex

BAY ST. LOUIS — Hancock County officials are looking over bids received for a proposed sports complex. Century Construction and Realty of Tupelo submitted a bid this week slightly over $11 million; and Mike Rozier Construction of Hattiesburg submitted a bid of $9.85 million. Supervisors took no action because the bids came in several million dollars over budget. Supervisor Steve ...

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Supervisors force Palmertree out of office

The saga of one Mississippi circuit clerk has taken another turn, and she now finds herself unemployed. The Warren County Board of Supervisors has forced Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree from office after finding that she doesn’t live in the county. The board voted unanimously yesterday following a hearing on the evidence. In July 2013, Palmertree told the Madison County ...

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Voters elect to replace fire-damaged courthouse

WALTHALL — Webster County voters overwhelmingly want supervisors to build a new courthouse in Walthall. The nonbinding election was held yesterday. County supervisors say they’ll use the non-binding referendum vote to help decide what steps should be taken before construction of any kind begins. The old courthouse in Walthall suffered heavy damage in a fire in January 2013. County officials ...

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County sells proposed landfill site to local cardiologist

CORINTH — Alcorn County supervisors have accepted a bid of $1,100 per acre for 125 acres once proposed for a rubbish landfill. The board of supervisors voted 3-2 for the sale to Corinth cardiologist Dr. John Prather. The proceeds will go into the county solid waste fund. The county had owned the 129-acre property for almost 20 years. A 10-year ...

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County leaders hire company to provide health care to inmates

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have hired a private company to handle medical, mental health and dental care for inmates at the jail. Supervisors say the $650,000 annual contract covers health care services to inmates at the adult and juvenile detention centers. The company is offering primary care, mental health and 24-hour, on-call service. Board president Troy Ross has said ...

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Board hears of potential higher costs due to health care reform

PURVIS — Lamar County Board of Supervisors has received a presentation on the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act. Officials say the county could be paying 10 percent to 15 percent more because of fees and taxes associated with health care law. The Hattiesburg American reports that could mean an increase of $350,000 to $400,000 in 2014-15 for the ...

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Supervisors say no to mayor's request for records

MADISON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has turned down a public records request from the mayor of Madison. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants to see a study about restructuring the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District outside city limits. The Clarion-Ledger reports that county officials said it would be premature to release the records during settlement talks for lawsuits ...

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Limited ferry service to island draws complaints

VICKSBURG — Warren County officials are getting complaints about the short staffing and limited hours for a ferry to Kings Point Island. Hunting and tree farming dominate activity on Kings Point Island, which was cut off from mainland Warren County when the Mississippi River changed course in the late 19th century. Warren County officials said Monday the ferry is running ...

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County to borrow $24M for wood pellet terminal at port

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have voted to borrow $24 million for the Port of Pascagoula’s wood pellet exporting terminal. The Mississippi Press reports that the board of supervisors acted yesterday after no one showed up for a public hearing. The terminal will handle wood pellets from a plant that is supposed to be built in George County starting in ...

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Supervisors call meeting to discuss Section 42 housing tax dispute

MCCOMB — Pike County supervisors want to meet with owners of Section 42 housing to settle a tax dispute that could cost the county thousands of dollars. Section 42 is housing, low-income apartment complexes whose developers get tax credits for building them. For years counties factored in the tax credits when calculating the apartments’ income for taxation purposes. In 2005, ...

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