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After hearing, supervisors vote for loan for new park

MADISON COUNTY — Supports say a new 60-acre park in rural, northern Madison County will provide needed ball fields and walking trails while bringing in new area businesses to stimulate the local economy. Opponents, however, say they’re concerned about the cost to taxpayers, rural safety and flooding. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Board of Supervisors says the benefits for the entire ...

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Trail reaches southern terminal, but project not finished

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Tanglefoot Trail has reached its southern terminal, but work on the project is not finished. The leveling and grading is complete with the trail bed ready for crews to start laying asphalt as soon as weather and new year allow. “They have laid the limestone and gotten the surface ready for the asphalt which is the next ...

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City's tax collections up; looking to lease golf course

GREENVILLE — Though there were some hiccups in revenue collections for some city departments during the 2011-12 fiscal year, Greenville ended up with about $122,000 more in collections than the previous year. Steve Osso, the city’s external financial consultant, tells The Delta Democrat Times Greenville brought in almost $15.8 million over the period compared to the $15.6 million in the ...

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County first to offer 'Exercise is Medicine' program

RANKIN COUNTY — A new exercise and education program coordinated by the American College of Sports Medicine is starting up in Rankin County. The Clarion-Ledger reports Mississippi is the first state in the Exercise is Medicine Network, which strives to make exercise a standard part of disease prevention and treatment. The network’s adviser, Phil Trotter, says they’re setting up convenient ...

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Judge to decide if Snopek missed deadline with St. Dominic lawsuit

MADISON — A judge says he will decide this week whether a former professional baseball player missed a three-year deadline to file a lawsuit against St. Dominic Health Services in a legal dispute over a Madison athletic facility project. The Clarion-Ledger reports today if Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan rules the statute of limitation expired prior to Chris Snopek ...

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Mayor wants vote on proposed sports complex

VICKSBURG — Mayor Paul Winfield has resurrected his plan for a sports complex and wants to put it before the voters on the June 2013 ballot. The Vicksburg Post reports in a meeting last week on the budget for fiscal year 2012-13 fiscal year budget Winfield said he would introduce the issue to the three-member Board of Mayor and Aldermen ...

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Spurs nearly complete connecting trail with city's downtown

HATTIESBURG — The pieces that will link downtown Hattiesburg and the Longleaf Trace finally are falling into place. The spurs that eventually will connect Kamper Park/Hattiesburg Zoo and the Hattiesburg Train Depot to the spear of the Trace nearly are complete. Construction on the main bike path-walkway that will run from just west of U.S. 49 along West Fourth Street ...

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Snopek suing St. Dominic over plans for new sports complex

MADISON — St. Dominic Health Services is preparing to start construction on a sports complex in Madison as it deals with a legal dispute involving a former partner. Chris Snopek, owner of Performance Sports Academy, alleges in a lawsuit that he shared his confidential thoughts, preliminary design and plans with St. Dominic over a project involving the same land. The ...

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City to reject aquatic center bids; all exceeded budget by more than $1M

TUPELO — The city will reject bids from companies hoping to build Tupelo’s new indoor aquatic center because all exceeded budget by at least $1.4 million. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports six companies submitted bids for the project, which will put a 45,000-square-foot complex at Veterans Park. Bids ranged from $13.4 million to $15.2 million. The facility’s projected price ...

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