- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Lauderdale County’s plan to issue $3.2 million in the first part of a larger bond issue.

The Meridian Star reports (http://bit.ly/1jN0R0D ) a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court this past week denied motions from the two sides in the case to dismiss the other’s appeal.

A Lauderdale County chancery judge ruled in September of 2013 that the board of supervisors properly handled the bond issue.

The bond issue totals $14 million will fund recreational projects and improvements to the county courthouse, although it contains language that it could also fund roads and fire protection projects.

In August of 2013, the board voted 3-2 to issue the first $3.2 million in bonds, which led to court challenge.

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Information from: The Meridian Star, http://www.meridianstar.com

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