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Supervisors vote in 2.5-mill tax increase to cover budget

MADISON COUNTY — For the second time this month, The Clarion-Ledger reports Madison County supervisors approved a tax increase to fund next year’s budget, despite protests from residents who urged officials to live within their means. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 in a special meeting yesterday to approve an increase in the tax levy by 2.5 mills, which amounts ...

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Silicor tells supervisors plant will start by year's end

LOWNDES COUNTY — Officials in Lowndes County say they have been assured by Silicor that a metal production and purification facility will meet its Dec. 31 start date. The Commercial Dispatch reports company officials met this past week with local leaders to discuss progress on the project. In August, Lowndes County supervisors extended a Sept. 2 starting deadline to Dec. ...

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Supervisors award contract for post-Isaac cleanup

POPLARVILLE and PICAYUNE — Pearl River County supervisors have awarded a contract for cleanup from Hurricane Isaac. The Picayune Item reports the $774,190 contract was awarded to Hensley R. Lee Contracting of Picayune for removal of debris generated by Hurricane Isaac on public lands and along public rights of way. Supervisors also extended an emergency declaration for a third time ...

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Supervisors OK plan for Ocean Springs Harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County supervisors have approved a plan for the Harbor Commission to manage and lease parking and boat slips that will be created when the state removes a boat shed and restaurant from the county’s Ocean Springs Harbor. County leaders said the Department of Marine Resources will need to first remove the structures, leaving room for additional ...

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Federal appeals panel returns lawsuit over redistricting

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A federal appeals panel has sent back to a Mississippi judge lawsuits challenging the failure of 11 Mississippi counties to redraw supervisor district lines in time for the 2011 election. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled since elections were held while the lawsuits were pending the issues raised by the plaintiffs may be moot, meaning ...

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Supervisors terminate architect of new county jail

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have fired the architect for the new county jail. The Sun Herald reports the supervisors voted to terminate the contract with Pryor & Morrow, who has been working on the jail for more than 10 years. Board of Supervisors president John McKay said the move would free the county to go in a different direction. ...

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SMEPA to buy power plant; county watching with concern

BATESVILLE — South Mississippi Electric Power Association plans to buy a Batesville power plant for almost $286 million, a spokeswoman said yesterday. SMEPA spokeswoman Sara Peterson said the utility won a bankruptcy auction Monday to buy the assets of LSP Energy. Hattiesburg-based SMEPA generates and transmits power to 11 cooperatives in southern and western Mississippi. Those cooperatives serve more than ...

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County sets public hearing to discuss proposed budget

HERNANDO — The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors has set Sept. 4 for a public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2013 $102 million county budget. The proposal calls for a 3 percent raise for county employees and no millage rate increase. The Commercial Appeal reports supervisors discussed the proposed budget during a lengthy meeting that was a continuation of a ...

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Officials vote not to oppose city's annexation plan

TUPELO — The Lee County Board of Supervisors has decided against opposing the city of Tupelo’s annexation effort. WTVA-TV reports the supervisors’ vote was unanimous. Their decision comes just a few days after the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of the city’s effort to take in approximately 16 square miles from the county. Lee County had the option to ...

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