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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in a search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someone over for a traffic violation and the person fled after the deputy found evidence in the car that the person may be involved in possible burglaries or ID fraud.More >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:59:40 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
Plans are being finalized for the redevelopment of Moss Point's Downtown and your ideas are needed. Come help shape the future of your city at the first of six ward meetings starting Thursday, July 20, 2006 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Midtown Center on 6025 Grierson Street.
The Moss Point Commission for Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal, with support from the city's Aldermen and Mayor, will present the draft in each ward to gain public input.
Commission Chairman Stephen Renfroe emphasizes that downtown renewal is just the starting point for the work of the Commission.
"Downtown is a highly visible symbol of our city. It has great potential for economic development and job creation, and it can serve as common ground for all citizens of our community. At the same time, we want to identify priority projects in other wards throughout our city. It is important that we provide an opportunity for our neighbors to offer their ideas and vision for Moss Point."
The renewal of the downtown area, along with other key locations around the city, is an exciting endeavor that Moss Point's Mayor, Xavier Bishop supports.
"We are looking to shape the entire city into a walking community with parks, shopping, and restaurants in key locations throughout the city," said Bishop. "Downtown is a natural place to start when considering the city owns most of the downtown waterfront property and the necessity to relocate government buildings flooded by Hurricane Katrina. It makes economic sense to focus redevelopment there."
The purpose of the Moss Point Commission is to build on the foundation set by the Governor's Commission for Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal last year.
That foundation has allowed the Moss Point Commission the unprecedented opportunity to work with HOK Planning's Steve Schukraft, who served on the original Governor's Commission, to draft an expanded and more detailed downtown plan. With this downtown plan, Moss Point has gained an extraordinary opportunity to redevelop the entire city.
The Commission's Community Relations Chairperson Monica Cooper-Battle urges everyone in Moss Point to attend one of these meetings and get involved.
"We have been given an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of Moss Point and we're reaching out to our communities for citizen comment and input," said Cooper-Battle. "The support of the Foundation for the Mid-South through the Institute for Compatible Development has made the ward meetings possible and the Commission is looking forward to hearing form the citizens of Moss Point."
The Moss Point Commission began in October 2005 with a joint initiative by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development division and Mark Miller, Professor of Economic Development and Geography at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Linda Holden, with Moss Point's Institute for Compatible Development, also provided local support by working with the Foundation for the Mid-South to gain the grant needed to host the seven ward meetings.
A diverse group of citizens, together with city Aldermen and Mayor Xavier Bishop, participated in a series of meetings that led to the creation of the Moss Point Commission.
The Commission's draft plan consists of a proposal for relocating public buildings such as City Hall, which was flooded by Hurricane Katrina.
The commission also proposes that Moss Point adopt Smart Codes that have been customized for downtown and will prescribe certain building design standards and allow for co-location of both residential and commercial development.
Finally, the Commission is recommending changes in streets and traffic flow to make downtown more pedestrian-friendly.
Following the public meetings, the Commission will finalize its plan and present it to the Moss Point Board of Aldermen for review and consideration. The City will be able to use the plan to attract public and private funding.
Based on input from the community, the Commission will then work on redevelopment opportunities in other key areas around the City.
Moss Point Community Meetings - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Ward 1 - Thursday, July 20th Alderman Lonnie Molden Midtown Center - 6025 Grierson Street
Ward II - Thursday, July 27th Alderman James Smith St. Joseph's Catholic Church - 4114 1st Street
Ward III - Thursday, August 3rd Alderwoman Nancy Mims Norvel Jackson County Civic Action Building - 5343 Jefferson Street
Ward IV - Thursday, August 10th Alderman Michael "Shorty" Middleton Tiger Town - 4331 Jackson Street
Ward V - Thursday, August 17th Alderman Tommy Hightower Escatawpa Community Center - Jamestown Road
Ward VI - Thursday, August 24th Alderman Al Bodden Moss Point High School Auditorium
City-wide - Tuesday, August 29th Community Wrap-up Meeting and Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Observance Aneice Liddell, Alderwoman-at-Large Pelican Landing, Highway 613
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