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DeSoto County joins traffic congestion-mitigation project

HERNANDO — DeSoto County has agreed to participate in a major $9.5 million traffic congestion-mitigation project. The Commercial Appeal reports that the roadway project aims largely at busy Goodman Road (Mississippi Highway 302), Interstate 55 and U.S. Highway 51 affecting Horn Lake, Southaven and Olive Branch and Hernando. Projects include installation of 37 miles of buried fiber-optic cable to aid ...

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Supervisors OK with regional tourism, but questions remain

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors say they are sold on a regional concept for attracting visitors to the Coast. But there are still details to work out about how the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau will serve the county, how the county will pay and what will be a reasonable contribution. The Sun Herald reports convention board ...

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Supervisors reject tennis club's resort status request

OXFORD — The Lafayette County Board for Supervisors has declined to endorse resort status for a tennis club that wants to serve alcohol. Barney Chadwick, general manager for the Goose Creek Club in Wellsgate, will now need to gather 100 signatures in support of the resort status from neighbors and submit his request to the Mississippi Department of Revenue. “We ...

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Court turns down waterway's request for quick appeal

LAMAR COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a request by the Pat Harrison Waterway District to expedite its appeal to determine whether Lamar County must still pay for operation of nine waterparks regardless of its decision to leave the district. The Hattiesburg American reports both sides still expect the appeal to be heard in 2014. The Supreme Court ...

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Supervisor wants marketing, branding campaign

JACKSON — Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes wants to pay a Jackson-based company $25,000 to create a marketing and branding campaign, even though the Hinds County Economic Development Authority is providing that same service. The Clarion-Ledger reports Stokes asked the Hinds County Board of Supervisors yesterday to approve a contract to market the county with BRAG Inc. Stokes also asked ...

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County to begin enforcing oil/gas field fencing, signage ordinance

HATTIESBURG — Forrest County is soon to begin enforcing a fencing and signage ordinance for local oil and gas fields that was contested and affirmed by the Mississippi Supreme Court earlier this year. Sheriff Billy McGee tells The Hattiesburg American his deputies likely will begin enforcing the ordinance this week after briefings on the ordinance’s provisions and a survey of ...

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Supervisors to hear latest from CEO on sale of hospital

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors will meet this week with the chief executive officer of the company hired to sell Natchez Regional Medical Center. The board has scheduled on the agenda for its meeting today an appearance by Scott Phillips of Healthcare Management Partners. HMP was hired in June to market NRMC after the supervisors decided on ...

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Water, water everywhere — except in one county

One resource Mississippi seems to have in abundance is water, but for residents of a Northeast Mississippi county it is a precious commodity and must be rationed. Alcorn County currently has no public water system, making every-day life a struggle. Jay Coke, who lives just near the community of Glen tells the Daily Corinthian that his family faces decisions on ...

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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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Mississippi Phosphates back in the news — this time it's merely taxes

Pascagoula-based Mississippi Phosphates Corp. is back in the headlines again, this time over nonpayment of taxes totaling more than $666,000. However, that’s pretty tame compared to the challenges and issues the plant has faced over the past decade or so. The Jackson County tax collector told county supervisors the fertilizer manufacturer owes more than a half-million dollars in personal property ...

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