- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - The Pat Harrison Waterway District’s proposal to move its headquarters out of Forrest County has support of the Jones County Board of Supervisors.

The Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1m1saVK) supervisors voted this past week to support the relocation.

Gene Pickering from the PHWD said the waterway district will sell its headquarters building in Hattiesburg and acquire an acre of land at the Laurel-Hattiesburg Regional Airport off Interstate 59 where they will place a metal building and move in their 20 employees.

Three counties - Forrest, Jasper and Lamar - voted last year to leave the waterway district. They argue they have put money in the district but have seen little benefit.

A lawsuit over issues related to those decisions is pending before the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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Information from: The Chronicle, https://www.thechronicle.ms


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