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Supervisors award hospital lease to UMMC

GRENADA — The Grenada County Board of Supervisors has selected the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) proposal for the long-term lease of Grenada Lake Medical Center (GLMC) in connection with Grenada County’s request for proposals (RFP). Terms were not disclosed. “While the process has taken longer than expected and there still remains work to be done, we firmly believe ...

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Public hearing called to discuss subdivision development

VICKSBURG — Warren County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 on proposed changes to the county’s ordinance on subdivision development. The Vicksburg Post reports versions of a revised ordinance have discussed by the board of supervisors for months. The county is considering a prohibition on the sale of residential lots until roads are dedicated for county maintenance. The ...

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Daughter announces resignation of supervisor due to health

JACKSON — Hinds County Supervisor Doug Anderson is resigning after some fellow supervisors questioned if he was too ill to continue serving. Anderson, a supervisor since 1993, will step down Jan. 1. His resignation was announced by his daughter, Jackie Anderson, at a press conference that her father didn’t attend. Doug Anderson suffers from diabetes and had two strokes in ...

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Tax exemptions approved on land worth more than $838M

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have unanimously approved two 10-year tax exemptions for more than $838 million in true property value. The Mississippi Press reports Gulf LNG Energy received an exemption on nearly $828.5 million, and Ingalls Shipbuilding received an exemption on nearly $9.6 million on property value. County leaders say exemptions are granted on new investment only, and those ...

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Pickering returns funds misused by supervisor to county

LEAKESVILLE — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has returned $70,280.72 to Greene County following an investigation into supervisors’ misuse of funds used as part of an illegal kickback scheme carried out through a contract for Katrina debris removal and legal expenses. These funds represent $64,030.72 in principal and $2,146.08 in interest and investigative costs. Pickering previously returned over $18,000.00 to Greene ...

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County hopes to land grant to lure unspecified company

LOWNDES COUNTY — Lowndes County will apply for a $1 million that supervisors hope will bring in a new company and 44 jobs. WCBI-TV in Columbus reports neither supervisors nor economic development officials would name the company. Officials did say the is considering locating the county’s 100,000-square-foot building that was completed three years ago in hopes of luring more jobs ...

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Supervisors want second judge as oil industry grows

MCCOMB — Pike County supervisors say the area needs a second chancery judge to deal with expected rise in cases involving the growing oil industry. The Enterprise-Journal reports supervisors voted to ask lawmakers to add a judge to the 4th Chancery Court District. The district includes Pike, Amite, Walthall and Franklin counties. Supervisor Gary Honea says he expects more litigation ...

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Judge denies supervisor's request concerning redistricting

JACKSON — A federal judge has denied a request by Hinds County Supervisor Phil Fisher and the Republican Party to bar the county from using its new redistricting plan in November elections, which involves only the five local election commission members. Still pending is the original lawsuit filed in September, which asks that the new voter district lines be thrown ...

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Employees to protest new health insurance plan at meeting

JACKSON — Hinds County employees plan to protest the board of supervisor’s choice of a health insurance plan for the county. Employees are being urged to make today’s meeting to voice their concerns over a policy approved Oct. 1 that will lower their current $5,000 deductible to either $500 or $1,000 but will raise their monthly premium for a single ...

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Black supervisors ask judge to toss redistricting lawsuit

JACKSON — The four black elected supervisors in Mississippi’s most populated county asked a federal judge yesterday to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of improperly using race as a consideration in redrawing voting districts. The lawsuit against the black members of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors was filed Sept. 19 in U.S. District Court in Jackson by Phil Fisher, ...

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