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Jackson County to vote on tourism tax

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have decided to go ahead with a special election June 23 for a 2 percent tourism tax on hotel and motel rooms, rather than wait for the November general election. The Sun Herald reports voters will be asked to decide whether to institute the tax to support tourism. Renee Areng, executive director of the Mississippi ...

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4 Jackson County cities support hotel-motel tax

JACKSON COUNTY — Officials in Moss Point, Pascagoula, Gautier and Ocean Springs have given the needed approval for Jackson County’s proposed November referendum on a 2 percent hotel-motel occupancy occupancy tax. The Sun-Herald reports the tax would raise $600,000 to $700,000 a year to fund Jackson County’s part for membership in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. ...

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Moss Point schools superintendent plans to retire

MOSS POINT — Moss Point schools Superintendent Maggie Griffin is planning to retire on June 30. Griffin says she has notified her staff and the school board. The Vancleave native, who has 35 years of education experience, came to the district in 2012 from an assistant superintendent job at Laurel School District. Griffin earned $128,000 per year. During her tenure, ...

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Four Seasons Produce finds growing customers across the Gulf Coast

By Tammy Leytham MOSS POINT — Customers who shop at Four Seasons Produce are greeted by colorful rows of tomatoes, oranges, grapes, corn, squash, pears and avocados. The refrigerated aisle holds sliced sweet potatoes, fresh greens and cut rutabagas. There’s a row of nuts — all types — almonds, walnuts, Brazil, peanuts and shelled pecans in plastic bags. John McCollough ...

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Mississippi Gasification decides against $2B plant on Coast

MOSS POINT — Mississippi Gasification will not build a $2 billion plant on the former International Paper Co. site in Moss Point. The decision came in an announcement yesterday that the company would not renew a lease for the plant site. Mississippi Gasification, owned by New York-based Leucadia National Corp., planned to turn petroleum coke, a byproduct of crude oil ...

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Litigation timeline key for Section 42 valuation fight

A key hearing this week in Hinds County Chancery Court could go a long way toward changing how tax assessors calculate the tax liability for Section 42 Housing Developments. The Mississippi Association of Supervisors, the Mississippi Municipal League and dozens of towns and cities have sued the Department of Revenue, in an attempt to force that agency to allow tax ...

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New firefighting facility set to opening

MOSS POINT — A new $609,000 fire station is set to open at Trent Lott International Airport. The Jackson County Airport Authority is holding a grand opening ceremony for the new Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Facility on Thursday. The Sun Herald reports the new facility will be manned by firefighters from the Moss Point Fire Department through a cooperation agreement between ...

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