- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Secretary of State’s Office and the City of Jackson report a record-breaking response to the recent Hinds County tax-forfeited auction.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber, in a news release Thursday, said 360 parcels in Hinds County, worth an estimated $14.6 million, are part of the auction. Hosemann says more than 1,666 bids were received.

Hosemann says selling the properties puts them back on the tax rolls which generates revenue for schools, education and infrastructure. He says that’s a major win for the City of Jackson.

Yarber says the strong response is an indication of a growing enthusians for the continued revitalization of Mississippi’s capital city.

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