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Laurel moves up 22 spots in national ranking of micropolitans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Policom Corporation, which specializes in studying the dynamics of local economies in order to determine if an area is growing or declining, has released its “2012 Economic Strength Rankings.” According to the report, the Laurel micropolitan statistical area was ranked 66th out of the nation’s 576 micros, which is the fourth highest of Mississippi’s 20 micros. The ...

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Groups voice opposition to immigration enforcement legislation

JACKSON — Four influential groups in Mississippi say they’re opposing an immigration enforcement bill because of unanswered questions about how it would affect police agencies and local government. The Associated Press obtained a letter sent to senators yesterday by the heads of the Mississippi Municipal League and the associations of sheriffs, police chiefs and county supervisors. The letter raises questions ...

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MEDC honors communities for economic, community development

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Five Mississippi communities were honored at the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) Winter Conference for their efforts to advance their economic viability through economic and community development programs during the past year. They competed with others in their population categories. The winners are: • Category I – population less than 5,000: City of Ellisville for The Landing ...

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Court upholds Coast community's incorporation bid

DIAMONDHEAD — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the incorporation of Diamondhead on the Gulf Coast. The Supreme Court rejected complaints from plaintiffs that the incorporation petition was improperly filed and a chancellor didn’t let opponents cross-examine witnesses at a hearing. The Supreme Court, in yesterday’s decision, said the incorporation petition was properly handled and there were no errors in ...

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Cities asking for no unfunded mandates from Legislature

JACKSON — The Mississippi Municipal League (MML) will announce its 2011 Legislative Agenda tomorrow at the State Capitol. Along with other items on their agenda, a major emphasis on the MML agenda will be asking the Legislature to abstain from passing legislation that puts an unfunded mandate on county and city governments. “We recognize that our state government is facing ...

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