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Board petitioning supervisors for emergency radio funding

HERNANDO — The DeSoto Board of Supervisors will hear a request this week from the 911 board for a rate increase to help fund a new radio system. The Commercial Appeal reports the DeSoto 911 Emergency Communications District is asking board approval to increase fees to the state tariff rate approved in 1993. The monthly fee would rise 20 cents, ...

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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 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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Opponents of recreational bonds fail to get needed signatures

MERIDIAN — Opponents to a $14-million bond issue in Lauderdale County have fallen short of their goal to force a countywide election on the proposal. The Meridian Star reports the county circuit clerk completed the process of verifying signatures on a petition Wednesday. Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says there were 1,338 valid signatures that could be counted. At least ...

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Supervisors move to buy warehouse for Genesis Energy project

NATCHEZ — A chance to help a local industry speed up a $30-million investment has prompted the Adams County Board of Supervisors to simplify what had become a complex process to purchase large warehouse near the Natchez-Adams County Port. The county had originally planned to help purchase the building through a complicated agreement that would have a third-party holding the ...

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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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