JACKSON — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a judge’s ruling against a group of residents who sought to block development of five acres near the construction site of a sand drying plant in Pearl River County.
The Alliance Consulting Group is locating the plant on 30 acres between Nicholson and Picayune. The $30 million plant will service the oil industry. It will create 40-to-50 jobs.
At issue was a five-acre area near the industrial site that residents of the Raven Wood subdivision claimed the county allowed to be built up during construction of the plant and that had caused flooding in the subdivision.
Circuit Judge Prentiss Harrell ruled in 2013 the county has not violated any regulations governing use of the five acres. The Appeals Court upheld the ruling Tuesday.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info