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Bellevue officials: 250 signatures needed for petition

The push to incorporate the Bellevue community may soon reach a milestone. John Adcock, proposed mayor of Bellevue, tells The Hattiesburg American they are within 250 signatures of the total needed to file for incorporation. In accordance with Mississippi incorporation procedures, Adcock says officials will step up their efforts to garner the signatures of two-thirds of the registered voters in ...

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Hattiesburg 2015-16 levy will include tax increase

The Hattiesburg City Council has voted to raise residents’ tax rates for the first time since at least 2001. Council approved 4-0 Tuesday a 114.1-mill tax levy for fiscal year 2015-16, an increase of 2.1 mills. The Hattiesburg American reports the council is expected to vote Sept. 22 on a proposed $138.3 million budget that would kick in on Oct. ...

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Lamar County expenses projected to drop in 2015-16

PURVIS — Lamar County expenses are expected to drop by more than $1.6 million in the new fiscal year that will start Oct. 1. The American Press reports the Board of Supervisors approved an expense budget of about $37.9 million Tuesday, about a 4.4 percent decrease from 2014-15’s expense budget of about $39.6 million. For the 15th consecutive season, supervisors ...

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