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City asking homeowners to let hunters shoot deer

OXFORD — Officials are trying to control the local deer population, and they’re urging homeowners to let certified bow hunters harvest deer from their property. Emergency management coordinator Jimmy Allgood tells The Oxford Eagle he has all the hunters he needs. But for the program to be effective, he needs homeowners to sign up. Allgood said he gets 20 to ...

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Officials may bring in outside help for local hospital

TIPPAH COUNTY — Supervisors may bring in a medical organization to lease and operate the publicly owned local hospital. Supervisors and hospital officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal there are no plans to sell the Tippah County Hospital. Supervisors say a long-term lease would keep the ownership of the hospital with the county and allow the operator to incorporate ...

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Officials say citizens reconsidered, now want rezoning

D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville officials have opened more land for economic development, changing the zoning on the southwest portion of the intersection of interstates 10 and 110 from mostly residential to commercial. The Sun Herald reports the city had tried to rezone the property a few years ago, but residents objected. Deonne Olier, city planning and zoning director, said this time ...

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Board still mulling new vo-tech school after JBHM presentation

COLUMBUS — The Lowndes County School Board continues to explore adding a vocational-technical school to the district. The next steps will involve gauging student interest and district needs, evaluating site possibilities and identifying potential funding sources. The Commercial Dispatch reports school board members and a couple of Lowndes County supervisors responded positively to a recent presentation by Joey Henderson of ...

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Black supervisors ask judge to toss redistricting lawsuit

JACKSON — The four black elected supervisors in Mississippi’s most populated county asked a federal judge yesterday to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of improperly using race as a consideration in redrawing voting districts. The lawsuit against the black members of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors was filed Sept. 19 in U.S. District Court in Jackson by Phil Fisher, ...

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Neel-Schaffer makes magazine's reader's choice list

JACKSON — The consulting engineering firm Neel-Schaffer made the Top 50 Road & Highway Design Firms List released by Roads and Bridges. Each year the magazine sends a survey out to its government (departments of transportation) readers, who in turn select the firms they prefer to work with out on the jobsite. The results are based on professional preference, not ...

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