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Group wants to preserve historic courthouse

MCCOMB — A local group is undertaking an effort to preserve Pike County’s first courthouse. The red brick building was constructed in 1838. An annex was added in 1934, and renovations — which included the removal of two chimneys — were made in 1974. Cracks now run through the wall and floor of the old part of the building, and ...

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Supervisors vote to add yet another bond issue

MERIDIAN — As Lauderdale County officials prepare to pay off one bond issue, supervisors voted this week to add another $14 million bond issue for city and county recreation projects, as well as courthouse renovations. Before the board of supervisors’ action this week, there were 11 outstanding bond issues currently being paid for in the county. One is a bond ...

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Supervisors letting bids to repair ferry; service resumes with dropping water

VICKSBURG — Warren County supervisors will advertise for bids for repairs to the Kings Point Ferry. The Vicksburg Post reports the board has not released a timetable for the work. The vessel is busiest during deer-hunting season each winter, when hunters flock to Kings Point Island, located north of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River. Plans are to paint the ferry ...

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Supervisors hire HORNE to conduct hospital-sale feasibility study

NATCHEZ and JACKSON — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has selected the HORNE Group as the firm that will determine if the sale of county-owned Natchez Regional Medical Center is feasible. The Jackson-based certified public accounting and business advisory firm completed a similar study for the county in 2008. The feasibility study is the first legal step necessary in ...

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Proposed road-widening project has supporters, opponents

SOUTHAVEN — The road to progress can be bumpy. On top of facing funding hurdles, DeSoto County and state transportation officials — gathering public comment for an environmental assessment on possible widening of Star Landing to ease traffic and promote economic development — are finding many residents worried or resistant to change outside their front door or along their fields. ...

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Supervisors to talk about rising costs, dwindling budget

BILOXI — Mississippi supervisors gather on the Gulf Coast next week to talk about roads and bridges, economic development, water resources and other issues. The core issue is money. Counties, just like municipalities, are faced with dwindling tax bases and rising costs. Something has to be done without harm to the taxpayers, says Steve A. Davis, director of governmental affairs ...

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Officials overrun by records; supervisors conference room in jeopardy

HERNANDO — There’s hardly room to squeeze through the boxes of DeSoto County records packed nearly to the ceiling in a third-floor room of the county administration building. Supervisor Lee Caldwell of Nesbit indicated a Toys for Tots box for Christmastime donations, high in one corner. “That’s the only box in here that’s not full,” she told The Commercial Appeal. ...

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