Proposal for Old Forrest County Jail is Rejected - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Proposal for Old Forrest County Jail is Rejected

Posted: Updated:

A proposal to turn the old Forrest County jail into a mixed-use development is rejected.

The Forrest County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reject the joint proposal offered by local companies.

Board President David Hogan says he was glad to see local developers make a proposal on the former jail complex.

H & H Land Company and Vines Realty and Land Company offered $362,000 for the purchase of the Walters Complex, Sackler and Carpenter buildings, and parking lots.

The proposal called for converting the buildings into a mixed-use development of retail and residential space.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Nov. vote decides fate of Sorrento Police Dept.

    Nov. vote decides fate of Sorrento Police Dept.

    Sorrento voters will decide the future of the town's police department in a special election Nov. 4 called by the town council.
    Sorrento voters will decide the future of the town's police department in a special election Nov. 4 called by the town council.
  • American Eagle coming to Hattiesburg airport

    American Eagle coming to Hattiesburg airport

    New commercial air service is expected to start at Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport in November.
    New commercial air service is expected to start at Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport in November.
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:22:57 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657...
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.