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Supervisors mull new taxi rules, fees after drivers' protest

BILOXI — The Harrison County Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop in the next two weeks to discuss rules and fees for the taxi industry. The Sun Herald reports taxi drivers appeared before the board to protest the fees they are paying under the taxi commission established by the Legislature in 2010. Leisa Leisy, president of the Gulf Coast ...

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Council to debate new ordinances for nightclubs

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council is set to consider tighter controls on nightclubs in hopes of reducing repeated disturbances that have kept police busy. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the ordinance will be considered tomorrow. It would apply to all nightclubs — broadly defined as any establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and provides entertainment, such as music, games, ...

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City, new casino get off to bumpy start over signage

NATCHEZ — The president of a casino in Natchez said he plans to meet with Mayor Butch Brown about banners advertising the casino. The Natchez Democrat reports the city took down banners directing customers to the Magnolia Bluffs Casino at the bottom of Roth Hill in Natchez last Friday. But the casino soon replaced them. Natchez officials said the casino ...

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La. oil company appeals judge's post-explosion ruling

FORREST COUNTY — A Louisiana-based oil company has appealed a judge’s ruling that upheld a new sign and fencing ordinance put in place by Forrest County after fatal 2009 oil tank explosion. The appeal by Delphi Oil Inc. of Baton Rouge, La., is among dozens the Mississippi Supreme Court will consider during its March-April term. A decision is expected later ...

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Sheriff wants door-to-door salesmen to get permit

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department wants to require door-to-door salesmen to have permits that confirm the legitimacy of their business. The Starkville Daily News reports Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett has told supervisors that some county residents had complained week about magazine salesmen who were asking people to buy subscriptions they claimed would be shipped to military personnel overseas. ...

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Board mulling changes to city's taxi ordinance

VICKSBURG — The Public Transportation Board is working on 20 proposed changes to Vicksbirg’s taxi ordinance. Board chairman Jim Stirgus Jr. tells the Vicksburg Post the plan is to bring all vehicles for hire under one ordinance. He said the board would consider the changes on Feb. 12. The current ordinance defines only taxis and limousines as vehicles for hire, ...

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Aldermen approve ordinance governing new liquor law

CORINTH — The Corinth Board of Aldermen has approved an ordinance governing the sale of liquor inside the city. Corinth voters approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in a Dec. 11 special election. The ordinance was approved yesterday. The Daily Corinthian reports the ordinance generally mirrors the regulations of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control division. The city will ask the ...

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Public hearing called to discuss subdivision development

VICKSBURG — Warren County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 on proposed changes to the county’s ordinance on subdivision development. The Vicksburg Post reports versions of a revised ordinance have discussed by the board of supervisors for months. The county is considering a prohibition on the sale of residential lots until roads are dedicated for county maintenance. The ...

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Officials to decide if hooka lounge violates smoking ban

CORINTH — Alex Al-Quawwas wants to expand his business with a hookah lounge, where people would be able to smoke a non-tobacco product using a hookah. The issue before Corinth officials is whether the activity violates the city’s public smoking ban, according to the Daily Corinthian. A hookah is an instrument generally used for smoking flavored tobacco. It includes a ...

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Alderman wants pre-storm cleanup by businesses, contractors

LONG BEACH — Alderman Mark Lishen says Long Beach should require businesses and construction sites to make sure their building materials, trash and trash containers won’t become battering rams in hurricanes. He tells WLOX-TV he wants an ordinance to make sure that such things are secured or removed before hurricanes arrive on shore. Lishen’s current proposal wouldn’t penalize homeowners who ...

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