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Tourism leaders asking for more money from city, county

CORINTH — Tourism leaders are asking for an increase in funding from officials of the city of Corinth and Alcorn County. The Daily Corinthian reported the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Alcorn County Board of Supervisors will complete their budgets in September for the coming fiscal year. The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau wants an increase in ...

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I-69 draft plan done; consultant to meet with supervisors, commissioners

HERNANDO — Planning officials in DeSoto County say a draft plan for development of the future Interstate 69 international trade corridor has been completed. Planning director Ted Garrod tells The Commercial Appeal that the plan, almost three years in the making, is designed to guide development along the traffic corridor through the county. Project consultants with the Cincinnati-based firm McBride ...

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Supervisors award infrastructure contracts for steel plant expansion

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County supervisors have awarded contracts for an access road, rail spur and loading pad portions of the expansion for the local Mississippi Steel Processing plant. The Commercial Dispatch reports the board accepted recommendations from county engineer Bob Calvert on the contracts. Okolona-based Ausbern Construction was selected to build the access road after submitting a bid of $716,354. ...

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Supervisors reject architect's bill for new jail design work

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has denied a claim by the jail architects they fired last week. Both the board attorney and the president of the board said yesterday the company, The Goldberg Group, billed the county for services that hadn’t been completed. The Sun Herald reports instead of paying a $68,000 bill the group submitted for ...

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Officials still seeking buyer for ex-Handy Hardware site

MERIDIAN — Efforts to market an empty distribution facility are continuing following the December departure of a major employer in Lauderdale County. Handy Hardware shut down its Meridian center just two years after opening, resulting in the loss of 109 jobs and leaving its 463,000 square foot distribution center empty. The center had opened in November of 2010. The building ...

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County takes out USDA loan to buy lans for wood pellet plant

LUCEDALE — George County supervisors have signed off on $1.3 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture loans to pay for land where a new wood pellet plant will go. The Mississippi Press reports that the USDA rural development loans will be used to purchase the property that will expand the George County Industrial Park. Green Circle Bio Energy Inc. announced ...

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Supervisors tell department heads to cut budgets by 5 percent

GULFPORT — Harrison County supervisors have told most department heads to cut 5 percent from their budgets. The Sun Herald reports the exceptions are the sheriff’s office, which was asked to trim its budget by 2.75 percent, and the Sand Beach Department, which won’t be cut. The sheriff’s cut would be over $505,000. Supervisors basically had two choices on Wednesday ...

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Tennessee company to discuss leasing hospital with supervisors

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meets Aug. 5 to discuss a 50-year lease proposal for OCH Regional Medical Center by Capella Healthcare. The Commercial Dispatch reports the Franklin, Tenn.-based company originally inquired about the status of OCH in an April 23 letter to board members. How much the company is offering the county has not been made ...

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Supervisors balk at plan to increase parks board

CORINTH — The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen has scrapped a proposal to expand membership on the park commission. The Daily Corinthian reports a proposal had been made to expand it from five to seven members. But Alderman Ben Albarracin says the county Board of Supervisors does not support the change, so the proposal has been dropped. Proposed expansion ...

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Supervisors vote yes to hospital contract; to hear from HORNE on study

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has voted to enter into what could be a half-million dollar a contract with Healthcare Management Partners. The Natchez Democrat reports the supervisors will hear Monday from the HORNE Group — which the county hired on behalf of Natchez Regional Medical Center — the results of a feasibility study done to determine ...

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