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Supervisors moving forward on bonds for Powersite

WEST POINT — The board of supervisors has started the process toward issuing up to $10 million in bonds for development of the Prairie Belt Powersite in northern Clay County. The Daily Times Leader reports officials with the Golden Triangle Development LINK had requested that the board be ready to issue bonds when a major industry decides to locate to ...

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Supervisors want to dredge Lake Yazoo Canal

PASCAGOULA – The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has filed an application for a wetlands permit with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources requesting authorization to maintenance dredge the Lake Yazoo Canal in Pascagoula. The proposed dredging is 2,200 feet in length and an average of 60 feet in width from a depth ranging from five to eight feet below ...

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Supervisors want list of county's 10 worst roads

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County supervisors have formed a committee to look for the county’s 10 worst roads. The group will report back to the board by June 15 so supervisors can decide how to repair some or all the roads. The Commercial Dispatch reports committee members include road manager Ronnie Burns, County Administrator Ralph Billingsley, county engineer Bob Calvert and ...

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Supervisors rolls out welcome mat to JSU

CANTON — Madison County officials are rolling out the welcome mat for Jackson State University. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming JSU’s satellite campus to the community. The university won College Board approval last month for a 10-year, $1.5 million lease for 8,600 square feet of office space in Madison for a branch ...

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Supervisor: Would be 'catastrophic' if hospital defaulted on payment

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center wants to take Adams County’s taxpayers off the hook as cosigners for its revenue bond. The Natchez Democrat reports the Mississippi Development Bank in 2006 required the hospital to show collateral before it would reissue the revenue bond. Adams County pledged a 5-mill standby tax that would not be collected unless it was needed. ...

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Citing changing times, officials look to lease hospital

RIPLEY — Tippah County supervisors are moving ahead with obtaining proposals for the lease of the Tippah County Hospital. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal health care is changing and it is difficult for a rural hospital to survive without being part of a larger, better funded organization. Several months ago, supervisors hired an accounting firm to review the ...

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Officials want more info on prison that would employ up to 400

GREENWOOD — Leflore County officials are hoping to get more details from a Utah company seeking to reopen the shuttered Delta Correctional Facility. Management and Training Corporation, based in Centerville, Utah, submitted a bid to the federal government last summer to use the former prison, closed since January 2012, to house up to 1,600 minimum-security federal inmates. Chancery Clerk Sam ...

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After hearing, supervisors vote for loan for new park

MADISON COUNTY — Supports say a new 60-acre park in rural, northern Madison County will provide needed ball fields and walking trails while bringing in new area businesses to stimulate the local economy. Opponents, however, say they’re concerned about the cost to taxpayers, rural safety and flooding. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Board of Supervisors says the benefits for the entire ...

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