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Proposed sign law in Clinton criticized

CLINTON — Clinton business owners are making it clear how they feel about a proposed city sign ordinance that restricts height and other characteristics of their best advertisement. Jackson attorney James Peden told the Clinton Planning and Zoning Commission at a recent hearing, if the ordinance is adopted, the city would be shooting itself economically in the foot. In the ...

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City's new zoning ordinance to go into effect

RIDGELAND — The City of Ridgeland’s stricter requirements for new payday lenders, pawnshops and other businesses takes effect in October. Formal approval of the zoning changes by alderman came last week. The restrictions will take effect in 30 days. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the new rules also affect tattoo parlors, title loan businesses, check-cashing establishments, cash-for-gold entities, nail salons and ...

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City rezones harbor site for casino

GULFPORT — The Gulfport City Council has voted 6-1 to rezone property near the Gulfport Harbor that would allow a casino to be built there. The council also voted 6-1 to change the zoning ordinance to require a developer of an entertainment business to have seven acres of land instead of five, and the land must be adjacent to the ...

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Sophia's still awaiting ruling on zoning issue

JACKSON — Jackson officials are still working on a way to keep a popular restaurant open nearly a year after the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled the city violated zoning laws by allowing it in a residential area. The City Council in late July voted to approve new zoning rules designed to benefit Sophia’s, the restaurant inside the Fairview Inn Bed ...

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