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County takes out $650K loan, renegotiates bond terms

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has voted to take out a $650,000 loan to fund road work and also voted to renegotiate an approximately $2.6 million road bond to reduce the payments the county pays on the bond each year. The Natchez Democrat reports the supervisors awarded a bid for the $650,000 “negotiable note” to Concordia Bank ...

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Supervisors working on solutions to meet EPA air standards

HERNANDO — DeSoto County supervisors say they are working on solutions to meet federal ozone levels. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency included parts of DeSoto with Memphis, which has ozone emissions above allowable limits set by federal regulation. It includes urban areas of DeSoto County and Crittenden County, Ark., in the Memphis ozone “non-attainment” area. DeSoto County officials fear ...

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Board president unhappy with pace of port expansion

GULFPORT — The president of the Harrison County Board of Supervisors says he’d like to see work go more quickly on the expansion of the Port of Gulfport and the connector road leading to it. Supervisor Kim Savant tells the Sun Herald both projects are important to economic development in south Mississippi. The port is expected to receive around $700 ...

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County supervisors at odds over bridge closing

LUCEDALE — George County’s Board of Supervisors has voted to close an 84-year-old bridge. But getting barricades or warning signs placed at the span has taken some time. The Mississippi Press reports some county officials say Supervisor Larry Havard is responsible for overseeing the posting of warning signs at the historic Merrill Bridge at the Pascagoula River, which is in ...

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Supervisors looking for consultant to assist in sale of hospital

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — Supervisors are seeking proposals from consulting companies to evaluate Oktibbeha County Hospital, one of the steps required in a sale of the county-owned medical center. This week’s decision only authorizes advertisements to seek such proposals and does not approve the analysis itself. Such an analysis would look at the financial impact of leasing or selling the hospital. ...

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Supervisors reject plans for Crooked Letter brewery

VANCLEAVE — Jackson County supervisors have rejected plans for a brewery in Vancleave. The owners of Crooked Letter Brewing Co. had sought a special exception permit to brew beer in Vancleave. In April, the county’s planning commission voted to give Wanda and Paul Blacksmith a special exception to build a brewing barn to manufacture beer on their property. Some nearby ...

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Supervisors approve pre-audit spending freeze

ADAMS COUNTY — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has agreed to implement a non-necessity spending freeze for all county departments effective July 1. But the board members were quick to emphasize that it wasn’t because the county is operating in a hole. Instead, president Darryl Grennell tells The Natchez Democrat it was to ensure no invoices are outstanding when ...

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Mayor endorses proposed countywide sales tax

PICAYUNE — Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero Jr. has endorsed a proposal for a 1-cent countywide sales tax, which would also be applied in the Pearl River County’s two municipalities, Picayune and Poplarville. The tax was initially proposed by county Supervisor Anthony Hales Sr. Pinero tells the Picayune Item his support depends on whether or not a portion of the sales ...

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Coast CVB invites county to join in promoting tourism

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau has invited Jackson County to join Harrison and Hancock counties in tourism promotion. Beth Carriere, executive director of the bureau, presented a memorandum of understanding to the Board of Supervisors yester, according to The Mississippi Press. “We would hope that Jackson County would want to join in with the ...

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Coast supervisors vote to create regional marketing group

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Harrison County supervisors have voted to create a regional marketing group to promote tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Yesterday’s 4-1 vote follows months of discussion and meetings about the issue. The Legislature will have the ultimate authority to create the new organization. Supervisor Marlin Ladner was the lone vote against, saying he could not approve ...

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