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Obama signs bill funding barrier islands' restoration, river work

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — President Barack Obama today signed a bill that includes authorization for $693.3 million for the Mississippi Coastal Improvement Program in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. The Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program was initiated after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the first phase was completed in 2012. Work has included restoration of the barrier islands in the Mississippi Sound, ...

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Court turns down waterway's request for quick appeal

LAMAR COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a request by the Pat Harrison Waterway District to expedite its appeal to determine whether Lamar County must still pay for operation of nine waterparks regardless of its decision to leave the district. The Hattiesburg American reports both sides still expect the appeal to be heard in 2014. The Supreme Court ...

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District wants court to decide if county has to pay for waterparks

LAMAR COUNTY — The Pat Harrison Waterway District has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to determine whether Lamar County must still pay for operation of nine waterparks regardless of its decision to leave the district. At issue is about $18.6 million. The waterway district argues Lamar County has a contractual obligation to maintain the nine waterparks in the Pat Harrison ...

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Chancellor to rule soon on county's bid to leave waterway district

PURVIS — A specially appointed chancellor said he would make a ruling within the next few days on whether Lamar County has a state-given right to leave the Pat Harrison Waterway District. The Hattiesburg American reports Chancellor Hollis McGehee was asked yesterday to decide on Lamar County’s request for a partial summary judgment. The county has argued that its responsibilities ...

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Court appoints judge to hear case between waterway district and county

PURVIS — A special judge was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to preside over the case pitting the Pat Harrison Waterway District against Lamar County. The Hattiesburg American reports Senior Chancellor Hollis McGehee was appointed last week to oversee the suit after the four 10th District Chancery Court judges recused themselves from the case. The waterway district sued Lamar ...

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Waterway District sues county over unpaid membership allocation

LAMAR COUNTY — The Pat Harrison Waterway District has filed suit against Lamar County for not paying its $390,000 membership allocation for fiscal year 2011-12. The Hattiesburg American reports the district filed a petition May 3 in Forrest County Chancery Court, listing the county, its Board of Supervisors president Joe Bounds and tax assessor/collector Jack Smith as defendants. The petition ...

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