- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Taxes may be going up slightly for residents in the Forrest County Agricultural High School District, while residents of the Petal School District might see a decrease.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/1U8cG1m) the high school district is asking for a 4 percent increase in its millage. That would raise taxes on a $100,000 house by about $10.

The requested increase was talked about during a budget presentation by district business manager Stephen May at a school board meeting Tuesday.

The Forrest County Board of Supervisors has to approve the district’s request.

Petal School District may decrease its tax rate. District budget manager William Wheat said that would save the owner of a house worth $100,000 about $59.

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

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