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City approves bonds for roads for shopping center

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville City Council approved about $17 million in tax-increment finance bonds to build roads around The Galleria shopping center. The council approved the bonds at yesterday’s meeting. The Sun Herald reports the city used similar bonds to finance infrastructure along Sangani Boulevard and The Promenade shopping center. The new million-square-foot mall, restaurants and hotel will be built ...

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Site rezoned for proposed Boardwalk Casino

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has rezoned property west of Interstate 110 to waterfront, and now it will be up to the Mississippi Gaming Commission to decide if it is a legal casino site. The council also heard casino operators and Wall Street investors are interested in financing the proposed Biloxi Boardwalk Casino Hotel. The Sun Herald reports the ...

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Mayor proposes using rainy day money for city's debt

TUPELO — Mayor Jason Shelton wants to use about $5 million from the city’s rainy day fund to pay off part of its $30 million in bonds. That could save up to $825,000 in interest over seven years, freeing up cash for big capital items such as fire trucks or tornado sirens, he told The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Shelton ...

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Convention center director reassigned; praised by company president

VICKSBURG — The operator of the Vicksburg Convention Center is moving VCC executive director Troy Thorn to another post and will begin looking for new leader. The Vicksburg Post reports that Thorn came to the VCC in January 2012 replacing Larry Gawronski, who left to accept a similar position managing the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. During Thorn’s tenure ...

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Bids under review for demolition of facilities at harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is awaiting a review of 10 bids for the demolition and removal of a vacant boat storage shed and a restaurant at the Ocean Springs Harbor. MDMR spokeswoman Melissa Scallan tells The Sun Herald that the bids ranged from $119,000 to $433,000. Scallan said the bids they must be reviewed by ...

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Voters approve new lodging tax in Horn Lake; turn out low

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake voters handily approved a $2-per-night tax on hotel and motel stays, providing a financial boost that city officials will use to promote economic development. According to complete but unofficial totals, the proposed tax got 415 favorable votes, or 91.4 percent, compared to 39 votes, or 8.6 percent, against it. As expected, turnout was low yesterday, ...

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The business license cop is on patrol

If you’re a business owner in the city of Natchez, watch out. The business license cop is on his way. The city has entered into a contract with retired law enforcement officer George Rutherford, who has been charged with checking every business in Natchez to make sure they have a valid license. The Natchez Democrat reports Rutherford is starting his ...

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Communities buy more time for Katrina aid forgiveness

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — With the deadline extended for federal forgiveness on Hurricane Katrina disaster loans, political entities on the Mississippi Coast are asking one last time. The cancellation deadline has been extended to April 2014, former Bay St. Louis Mayor Eddie Favre told the Sun Herald. In addition, political jurisdictions are allowed to show disaster losses over five or ...

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City-schools squabble continues even after settlement

JACKSON — Months after a court order supposedly settled the issue, the Jackson Public School District is once again at odds with the city government over school taxes. According to emails and a settlement offer obtained by The Clarion-Ledger, the school system contends the city broke the agreement struck in July that set the district’s operational millage at 65.91 mills. ...

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Officials hopeful voters will vote in new lodging tax

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake officials are hoping voters will turn out in significant numbers tomorrow to approve a hotel-motel tax designed to generate revenue to promote the city. The proposal calls for a $2-per-night tax on all hotel and motel stays within the city limits, potentially generating thousands of dollars a year that would go into the city’s tourism ...

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