- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Lamar County may not be experiencing the spectacular boom in assessed property value like it did during a seven-year stretch starting in the early 2000s.

But in 2015, the county logged its largest one-year spurt in seven years in terms of overall dollars and growth percentage.

The county, which topped for the first time in 2014 the half-billion dollar mark in assessed property value, grew by another $12.4 million in 2015, a 2.4 percent increase.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/1MjT3DM) it was the largest single-year jump since 2008, when the county’s assessed value grew by $31.6 million, a 7.3 percent increase.

Since 1990, the county’s assessed value has grown every year, recording five double-digit growth rates in that 25-year period.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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