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Pat Harrison Waterway District losing a county

BAY SPRINGS — Jasper County is withdrawing from the Pat Harrison Waterway District. The Chronicle reports the decision came this week by the board of supervisors. The Pat Harrison Waterway District provides flood control, water management and recreation in along rivers and their tributaries in the Pascagoula River Basin in southeastern and east central Mississippi. State law allows counties to ...

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County enters hospital management agreement with Ochsner

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Hancock Board of Supervisors voted to enter into a 90-day management agreement with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans to manage Hancock Medical Center. Yesterday’s announcement comes less than a week after the supervisors terminated its management contract with Quorum Health Resources. The Hancock Medical Center is owned by the county. CEO of Ochsner-North Shore ...

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Contract awarded to demolish flood-damaged homes on lake

GREENVILLE — The Washington County Board of Supervisors has awarded a contract for $33,455 to demolish five Lake Ferguson houses acquired this summer. The Delta Democrat Times reports that the work is being funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The supervisors began last year acquiring the five houses, which were among more than a dozen damaged by the May ...

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Board chooses firms to manage hospital trust fund

COLUMBUS — Two financial firms have been selected to manage Lowndes County’s $30-million hospital trust fund. The Lowndes County Reserve and Trust Fund board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to select Stephens Capital Management and Renasant Wealth Management to manage and invest the money from the county’s hospital sale. Twelve firms had initially offered proposals. The board selected three to ...

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Financial firms in competition for hospital trust fund

COLUMBUS — Twelve financial firms have submitted proposals to manage Lowndes County’s $30 million hospital trust fund. The county wants a bigger return on its investment of those funds. Board of Supervisors president Harry Sanders told the Commercial Dispatch that the county hopes the 0.2 percent ($60,000 annually) interest the county has recently earned on certificates of deposit will eventually ...

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County leaders to raise taxes for emergency services

TUPELO — Lee County Board of Supervisors president Bobby Smith says taxpayers shouldn’t expect more than a modest tax increase in the 2014 fiscal year budget to upgrade the county’s aging 911 radio system. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported supervisors approved the county tax rolls yesterday, allowing officials to go ahead with crafting a county budget to meet the ...

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UMMC to lease hospital; take on long-term debt

GRENADA — The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease Grenada-Lake Medical Center for at least 20 years, paying for the lease by taking on the hospital’s $35 million in long-term debt. The College Board’s Finance Committee discussed the plan in a closed session today and the board is expected to vote tomorrow. The Grenada County Board of Supervisors, ...

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County in dispute with insurer over tornado-damaged voting machines

HATTIESBURG — The Forrest County Board of Supervisors is at odds with its insurer over replacing voting machines damaged in the Feb. 10 tornado. The roof of the county election commission building was severely damaged, exposing the electronic voting machines to rain in the days after the devastating storm. Board president David Hogan tells The Hattiesburg American he and fellow ...

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Supervisors to hear city's complaint over tax assessments

BILOXI — The Harrison County Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing next week on Biloxi’s complaints about tax assessments in the city. Officials say the city has lost millions since Hurricane Katrina because the Harrison County tax assessor has assessed some properties at $0 and other properties below where they should be. The Casino Magic hotel tower that was ...

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