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Audit finds circuit clerk owes more money

VICKSBURG — An unfinished 2012 audit of Warren County says Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree owes the county more than previously thought and supervisors will ask for payback this week. The Vicksburg Post reports the five-member board will meet in special session to demand the clerk repay fees beyond the state-set cap for fee-based public officials. “We’re just following through on our ...

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County to pay MDEQ fine for trash in installments

CORINTH — Alcorn County will pay a civil penalty to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for violations at local rubbish site. The Daily Corinthian reports the board of supervisors agreed to pay $15,000 in two installments. The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality cited the county for failing to prevent disposal of unauthorized waste in the site, failing to maintain ...

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Supervisors want to borrow money for future development

STARKVILLE — Oktibbeha County supervisors have passed a resolution to let the public know it will borrow $5 million when needed to support an economic development opportunity. Supervisors took the action this week at the urging of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, a local economic development group. The county would borrow the money by issuing bonds. Local residents will have ...

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Officials mulling building codes for unincorporated areas

OXFORD — Some buildings in unincorporated areas of Lafayette County may soon have to be constructed according to building codes, though officials are still working on the details. A code has not been adopted. However, county supervisors have appointed a committee to work out details of what will be in the building code Proposals to be studied would require building ...

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DeSoto County finds money in the trash

HERNANDO — DeSoto County has pulled some good numbers from the trash. Officials have reported 86.1 tons of rubbish collected from last week’s annual cleanup — a six-ton increase over the previous year — and a $190,000 refund to the county from disposal vendor Allied Waste Industries to correct a six-year billing error. “It shows the people care about their ...

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County to buy abandoned warehouse, industrial property

NATCHEZ — Adams County has agreed to buy a 450,000-square-foot warehouse at the Natchez-Adams County Port. County board of supervisors President Darryl Grennell says the warehouse will help economic development in the area. The warehouse on the Mississippi River houses products loaded on and unloaded off barges. The port has operated the warehouse for Valley National Bank since the bank ...

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Prospective buyer approaches supervisors about hospital

NATCHEZ — Less than five years after Adams County failed to find a buyer for county-owned Natchez Regional Medical Center, at least one interested buyer recently emerged. The Natchez Democrat reports the potential buyer approached several Adams County supervisors. Supervisor Mike Lazarus says it’s too early to tell what will come from the inquiry, but that it wasn’t the first ...

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County looking to buy land from alternative fuel company

NATCHEZ — Adams County officials are continuing talks on buying the former International Paper site from Rentech. The Natchez Democrat reports supervisors met Monday and board attorney Scott Slover said no decision has been made. The IP mill was once home to the area’s biggest employer but was shuttered in 2003. Rentech purchased the property in 2008 with plans to ...

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Supervisors reaffirm opposition to drilling near islands

GULF OF MEXICO — Harrison County supervisors approved a resolution that reiterates their opposition to oil and gas drilling in the Mississippi Sound and within 12 miles south of the barrier islands. The Sun Herald reports the board has passed similar resolutions over the years, and yesterday voted to again oppose the idea. Supervisor Marlin Ladner says the opposition from ...

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