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McComb's white mayor breaks tie: City to join black caucus

MCCOMB — McComb’s white mayor broke a 3-3 tie along racial lines to affiliate the city with the Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. The Enterprise-Journal reports that the city’s three black selectmen voted last week to apply, while the three white selectmen voted against applying. Mayor Whitney Rawlings voted to apply. During an earlier work session, Selectman Donovan ...

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Eminent domain hearing to be held over historic cemetery's fate

MCCOMB — A historic cemetery in McComb will be the site of a court hearing this week. The eminent domain hearing was scheduled after area residents asked the city to take over and clean up Greenwood Cemetery. Judge John Price will convene the hearing tomorrow in the Pike County Courthouse, but will then move it to a tent at the ...

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McComb wins Entergy Mississippi makeover

Entergy Mississippi has awarded the city of McComb’s Depot District $100,000 as part of its 2012 Mississippi Makeover grant competition. According to an Entergy press release, McComb must match the grant with at least $25,000 in cash and $25,000 of in-kind support. The money will go towards revitalizing the rail town’s historic district, Ironwood Greenway and McComb Depot. Other projects will: ...

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McComb embraces public-private partnerships for development

Leaders in the City of McComb took a significant step forward with the goal of growing their economy and tax base by taking swift action ratifying the Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan (TIF) as a tool for development and redevelopment in their city. Mayor Whitney Rawlings and the Board of Selectmen voted this week to approve the use of TIF ...

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