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Former carpet mill to be razed; site to offer green space

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville will tear down the old US Axminister Carpet Mills plant and convert the site into green space. The Delta Democrat Times reports the city this past week approved a demolition contract with Huntington Machinery Inc. and Gentry Demolition LLC. The companies will tear down the building, which has been empty for about a decade. ...

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City leaders want U.S. 90 named a scenic byway

GULFPORT — The Gulfport City Council has voted to support naming U.S. 90 a scenic byway, along with Harrison County. If that designation is approved by the state, Gulfport can apply for grants to market the highway as a scenic byway. Currently, only Hancock County has roads designated scenic byways on the Coast. Tish Williams, executive director of the Hancock ...

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Johnson wants to use bond issue to fund $10M in street paving

JACKSON — Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. says he will use funds from a bond issue to pay for a $10 million street paving project in the Capital City. Johnson tells The Clarion-Ledger the city council would have to sign off on the proposal. The city has devoted huge sums of money to fixing streets. Jackson spends $1 million or so ...

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Mayor to nominate late councilman's widow to fill seat

BILOXI — Mayor A.J. Holloway says he will nominate Arleen Wall to fill the unexpired Biloxi City Council term of her late husband, Tom Wall. The Sun Herald reports Holloway said he would make the recommendation at next Tuesday’s meeting. The council must approve his nominee. Wall died Jan. 7, and the council asked for a moment of silence at ...

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Council clears way for two downtown microbreweries

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has approved a change to the city’s land use code to allow microbreweries to open in the city’s downtown area. The Hattiesburg American reports two breweries are currently equipping to begin brewing by spring. Southern Prohibition brewery, owned by John Neal and Quinby Chunn, is remodeling a former furniture warehouse to house a 20-barrel ...

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Council adopts new formula to set employees' salaries

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula City Council has approved a new approach to determine the salaries for city employees to go into effect in 2013. The Sun Herald reports the new plan will base salary off of the jobs’ values rather than the people fulfilling those positions. In a study that compared Pascagoula’s city employees’ salaries to those of other local, ...

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Utility moves closer to turning over system to regional operator

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. has moved a step closer to turning over control of its power transmission system to a regional grid operator. It’s a plan the New Orleans utility hopes to have in place by the end of 2013. Entergy, which operates electric utilities in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, wants to join the Midwest Independent Transmission System ...

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Mayor wants $90M for water, sewer improvement contract

JACKSON — Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. is pushing the Jackson City Council to approve a $90 million water and sewer improvement contract that project officials guarantee will pay for itself. The Clarion-Ledger reports the project would be a major step toward addressing the city’s water and sewer infrastructure. The project includes four major initiatives: — Replacing the city’s antiquated water ...

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Mayor vetoes budget adopted by City Council

GULFPORT — Mayor George Schloegel has vetoed the 2012-2013 budget adopted by the Gulfport City Council last week. Schloegel urged the council yesterday to take another look at “right sizing” the city staff and cutting expenses. Council president Ricky Dombrowski told The Sun Herald a small group of council members would meet to consider the mayor’s proposals. Neither the mayor’s ...

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Errors, miscalculation lead to $1.5M budget shortfall

GAUTIER — After learning this week that Gautier will face a significant shortfall over the next several months, city leaders say tax increases will not be part of the solution. Interim city clerk Teresa Montgomery projected that the city can go into fiscal year 2013 with $493,200 in the general fund if money is transferred from other funds. But she ...

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