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Court of Appeals issues ruling on rezoning in Oktibbeha County, Starkville

The state Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2019 4:30 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Court of Appeals has sided with a lower court judge who ruled Oktibbeha County and Starkville were within their rights to rezone 360 acres of land for a new industrial park.

The ruling comes in the appeal filed by a group of homeowners who challenged the decision.

The group contended the rezoning was not necessary and violated existing comprehensive plans the city had to deal with industrial and manufacturing facilities.

The Golden Triangle Development LINK says older developments no longer could support needs for new industry when it comes to transportation access and other services.

They argued the improved four-lane highway access to the new development was ideal for the area.

The state Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday.

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