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Close vote expected on proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The vote to finance construction of a minor league baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi is expected Tuesday after a public hearing and it’s expected to be close. The state contributed a $15 million grant from BP to build the stadium. The council now must decide if the city should back a $21 million bond, which will ...

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Another financial plan for proposed mall earns approval

SOUTHAVEN — A new financing plan has surfaced to pay for roads, water and sewer for a proposed outlet mall to be built in Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports Southaven Board of Aldermen and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors agreed last year to a $15-million tax increment financing plan to offset the costs of the public infrastructure for the ...

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City approves CarMax site; lawsuit to be dropped

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council has cleared the way for a used car dealer to open near the city’s Mall at Barnes Crossing. The council voted yesterday to update the city’s development code and zoning map, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports. Used car chair CarMax had sued the city over its denial of permission for a location near ...

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Now they're stealing buses in the Capital City

It’s not uncommon to hear the city of Jackson called to as “Jacktown” in reference to its volume of auto thefts. Now, the Capital City thieves have raised the bar — they stole a city bus. According to a report from the Clarion-Ledger, the Jatran bus was taken last night from the bus yard on Terry Road and was later ...

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City to ask state's permission for extend alcohol sales

OLIVE BRANCH — Officials have agreed to petition the state to extend hours in which alcohol may be sold at places like restaurants and bars in Olive Branch. The Commercial Appeal reports a majority of the Board of Aldermen voted yesterday night to make the hours of sales uniform, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week, for places ...

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Airport asking city for more funds; needs $1.2M for improvements

TUPELO — One month after requesting and receiving money from the city of Tupelo for taxiway repairs, the Tupelo Regional Airport Authority Board makes another request, this time for $1.2 million. In a specially called meeting of the Tupelo City Council yesterday, WTVA TV reports airport executive director Joshua Abramson stated their case: The money, paid from the city in ...

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Officials mull bond issue for road enhancements

SOUTHAVEN — The widening of Getwell Road to five lanes and extending Swinnea Road are two of the road improvements for which Southaven is looking at issuing $9.5 million in general obligation bonds. The Commercial Appeal reports the Board of Aldermen will consider a resolution expressing the intent of the city to issue bonds not to exceed $9.5 million for ...

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Owner of former hospital given deadline

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg has given the owner of a 54-year-old building that once housed the Kuhn Memorial Hospital, once one of Mississippi’s three charity hospitals, 120 days to decide its fate. The Vicksburg Post reports that the order was issued this week by city building and inspection director Victor Gray-Lewis. The order came after a Sept. 18 ...

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Dupree claims victory in Hub City mayoral race

HATTIESBURG — Johnny Dupree has apparently won a fourth term as mayor of Hattiesburg. After affidavit ballots were tallied Saturday at Hattiesburg City Hall, DuPree, a Democrat, had received 7,512 votes to 7,305 votes for independent challenger Dave Ware. DuPree and Ware, along with Shawn O’Hara, faced off in a special mayoral election Tuesday. Specially appointed Judge William Coleman ordered ...

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City brings in consultant to look at brownfields redevelopment

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has hired an environmental consultant who will assess potential redevelopment sites for soil contamination. The Delta Democrat Times reports that the city has hired Marietta, Ga.-based EarthCon Consultants Inc. Greenville Mayor John Cox, in May, accepted two Brownfields Assessment Grants totaling $400,000 for the city. “Brownfield” refers to property that has been contaminated by ...

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