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Fulton voters to decide fate of tourism tax in upcoming special election

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www.wcbi.com – Allie Martin – 2023-05-30 17:55:15

SUMMARY: Voters in , Mississippi, are set to decide the fate of a tax. If approved, a 3% tax on food and beverage purchases within the would be levied. estimate the tax could bring in between $550,000 and $700,000 every year. Fulton's , Emily Quinn, has said that the tax would fund improvements in the city's parks and pay for beautification projects, tourism promotion and recreation.

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Scattered storms through the end of the week – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – McKinley Dean – 2024-05-23 04:34:43

SUMMARY: COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – A warm and rainy Thursday is expected with scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, gradually clearing by evening. Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall could cause potential . Temperatures will rise to the mid to upper 80s and fall to the upper 60s overnight. On Friday, thunderstorms will continue with heavy rain and gusty winds in the morning, clearing by afternoon. Highs will remain in the upper 80s. Rain chances persist into the with warm and muggy conditions, seeing highs in the upper 80s to low 90s through .

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Mississippi Speaker’s tax reform plans entail lots of changes for state

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www.wjtv.com – Richard Lake – 2024-05-22 21:23:53

SUMMARY: Mississippi legislators will examine substantial tax reforms in the next , potentially leading to significant changes. Dr. Joshua Hendrickson from the of Mississippi highlights the complications of the current tax system, which taxes income, sales, and savings interest, urging a streamlined approach. Previous efforts include a phased-in tax cut from 2022, championed by Governor Tate Reeves. However, complete elimination of income tax may necessitate compensatory tax increases. House Speaker Jason White indicates that discussions will income, gas, and the nation's highest grocery tax, balancing complex financial and political considerations to maintain budgets.

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Students begin orientation at The W

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www.wcbi.com – Marcus Hunter – 2024-05-22 18:57:42

SUMMARY: Orientation at Mississippi for Women (MUW) helps transition to college . The program provides insights into university services, academic programs, and enrollment processes for the upcoming semester. It also offers students and opportunities to meet faculty, learn more about available resources, and interact with current students and fellow newcomers. For continuous updates, follow WCBI on Facebook and X.

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