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President gets bill transferring Natchez Trace land to city

NATCHEZ — Congress has sent to the White House a bill that will authorize the transfer of surplus land along the Natchez Trace Parkway to the city of Natchez. Final approval came yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama. The National Park Service acquired the land in the 1990s as a possible ...

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Officials looking to sell, reuse surplus property

NATCHEZ — Officials are examining city-owned real estate with an eye to selling or reusing surplus properties. The city of Natchez owns 215 separate parcels, some of which are rights of way or are too small to be otherwise used, The Natchez Democrat reports. Recent bids for several properties were rejected because city officials thought they were too low. Mayor ...

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Two defendants to be arraigned in surplus property case

BASSFIELD — State Auditor Stacey Pickering says two individuals turned themselves in to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office last Tuesday following multiple count indictments. These indictments are a result of the investigation into surplus property purchased by the City of Bassfield and converted to personal use. Brenda Saulters and Billy Matthews were booked on the charges false pretenses, embezzlement and ...

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Pickering turns Surplus Property case over to prosecutors

BASSFIELD — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has returned 22 pieces of property and equipment improperly obtained by the City of Bassfield to Mississippi’s Surplus Property Division. Pickering says in a news release that items purchased through Surplus Property must be used for local and state government purposes. Pickering says his office determined the items were purchased by Bassfield but were ...

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