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County to spend $5.1 million for levee at KiOR site

ADAMS COUNTY — Adams County will spend $5.1 million to put up a levee at the industrial site where a biofuels company intends to locate. Biofuels company KiOR said Monday it would locate its second Mississippi production facility in Natchez, a move that will create 300 jobs. The facility will be built on a 120-acre tract of land comprised of ...

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County looking to have FEMA disaster loan forgiven

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County supervisors are hoping that by changing the way the county assessed its Hurricane Katrina financial damage, it will succeed in having its FEMA loan forgiven. FEMA offered the county up to $14 million after the storm as part of a special Community Disaster Loan. The county borrowed closer to $10 million. Board president John McKay ...

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Supervisors deny tax exemption to GCP Laboratories

GULFPORT — Harrison County supervisors have voted 3-2 to deny a Gulfport business a five-year tax exemption. Board members who voted against the resolution yesterday said because it is not a new business, the county would lose money by allowing the exemption. Bill Hessell of the Harrison County Development Commission tells The Sun Herald GCP Laboratories took over a similar ...

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Supervisors fire county administrator

JACKSON — Hinds County’s Board of Supervisors is searching for a new administrator after firing Vern Gavin. The five-member board voted 3-2 behind closed doors March 1 to remove Gavin, who has managed the day-to-day operations of county government since March 2008. Supervisor Peggy Calhoun who, along with Board president Robert Graham and vice president Doug Anderson, supported the move, ...

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Board president resigns after meeting

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County Board of Supervisors president Harry Sanders has resigned his position as head of the board. Sanders resigned immediately after he and Supervisor John Holliman voted against a motion to borrow $2 million for road repairs at a March 1 meeting. The motion passed 3-2. After the vote, Sanders said he does not have the support of ...

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City officials call for Johnson's resignation

MADISON — Officials in the City of Madison are unhappy with Madison County District 2 Supervisor Tim Johnson. They don’t want him to change — they want him gone. According to the blog Jackson Jambalaya, the Madison Board of Alderman has unanimously passed a non-binding resolution calling for Johnson’s resignation. Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler signed the resolution. The complaint reads: ...

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