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Economic district seeks more funds from Pike County

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MCCOMB — Pike County Economic Development District officials have asked county supervisors for more money on a day supervisors were looking for ways to trim their budget. The Enterprise-Journal reports district officials Wayne Sterling, Dr. Shelby Smith and James Wicker met with the board on Friday. The economic district received $393,000 in the 2014-15 budget and asked for $600,000 in ...

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Texas company sites warehouse/plant in Southeast Mississippi

SUMMIT — A Houston oil-field services company is locating a new facility in Summit that will warehouse and eventually manufacture drilling fluids for oil drillers in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation. Newpark Drilling Fluids officials say the project will create 40 new jobs. Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation is located in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana. The announcement was made yesterday ...

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Supervisors call meeting to discuss Section 42 housing tax dispute

MCCOMB — Pike County supervisors want to meet with owners of Section 42 housing to settle a tax dispute that could cost the county thousands of dollars. Section 42 is housing, low-income apartment complexes whose developers get tax credits for building them. For years counties factored in the tax credits when calculating the apartments’ income for taxation purposes. In 2005, ...

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Another West Nile case confirmed; brings 2013 total to 40

HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says one newly confirmed case of West Nile virus bring the state total to 40 this year. The new case is in Hinds County. So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Bolivar, Forrest (5), Harrison, Hinds (12), Jones (2), Lamar (4), Leflore (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison (3), Marion, ...

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County adds 240-acre, interstate-fronting tract

MCCOMB — Pike County economic developers have upped their portfolio for possible development by taking a three-year option to buy 240 acres fronting Interstate 55. The Enterprise-Journal reported the economic development district paid Griffin Timber LLC $30,000 for control of the property into 2016. Griffin Timber is owned by businessman Ed Griffin. The land runs along the east side of ...

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Group wants to preserve historic courthouse

MCCOMB — A local group is undertaking an effort to preserve Pike County’s first courthouse. The red brick building was constructed in 1838. An annex was added in 1934, and renovations — which included the removal of two chimneys — were made in 1974. Cracks now run through the wall and floor of the old part of the building, and ...

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City, county sell 24 parcels of tax-forfeited property

PIKE COUNTY — A recent sale of tax-forfeited lands in McComb and Pike County generated approximately $37,706. “Tax-forfeited lands lie dormant with the state and do not generate any money for our counties and our municipalities,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “The sale of these tax-forfeited lands not only generated $37,706, but will also generate tax revenue for our cities ...

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Oil and gas production have Pike Co. seeking additional chancery judge

With oil and gas exploration on the rise in Southwest Mississippi, supervisors in one county hope lawmakers will create an additional chancery judge position in anticipation of increased legal activity surrounding the energy boom. Supervisors in Pike County passed a resolution in late October that essentially asked the Legislature to pass a bill that would establish another chancery position. As ...

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