Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hinds gets a nice check for tax sales.

Secretary of State Gibbit Hosemann issued the following statement.

Tax-Forfeited Property Sales in Hinds County Generate 
More Than $414,000 for Cities, Schools, and the County

Jackson, Miss.—Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann handed Hinds County officials a $414,265.67 check today representing proceeds from a tax-forfeited property auction earlier this fiscal year and other general sales.

“With the implementation of online auctions, citizens are able to go online and bid on property in a matter of minutes,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said. “This has allowed us to return more property to the tax rolls and more money to local schools and governmental entities, like those within Hinds County.”

The Public Lands Division held an online property auction in July-August 2017, which generated a majority of the sales. Including other sales since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2018 outside of the property auction, the Secretary of State’s Office has restored more than 440 parcels to the tax rolls in Hinds County. The sold parcels include the Southport Mall Shopping Center, located at Highway 80 and Ellis Avenue, which has been vacant for years.

Money raised through the sales of tax-forfeited property in Hinds County will be distributed in varying amounts to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, Chancery Clerk, and Sheriff; the cities of Clinton, Jackson, and Terry; and Hinds, Jackson, and Clinton public schools.

“Every dollar we receive is another dollar we can spend on important city services, like police and fire protection,” Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said. “Most importantly, though, we’re seeing redevelopment and reinvestment in land which has been dormant in our neighborhoods. That is good news for Jackson, Hinds County, and the State.”

In recent years, successful tax-forfeited auctions in Greenville, Greenwood/Leflore County, Hancock County, Hinds County, Jackson, McComb, Meridian, Pearl River County, Rankin County, Waveland, Vicksburg, and Yazoo City have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Mississippi schools, cities, and counties.

For more information about parcels forfeited for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes, visit http://www.sos.ms.gov/Public-Lands/Pages/Tax-Forfeited-Lands.aspx or call (601) 359-5156.


Anonymous said...

Maybe Jackson can use that money to fund a committee to figure out how to spend that money.

Anonymous said...

Or spend it on a stupid park downtown. To hell with worrying about roads, pipes and raw sewage discharges.

Anonymous said...



Watch these and weep....

Anonymous said...

Weep about a mural? Seriously? Y'all that desperate?

Anonymous said...

Watch these and weep? Both paid for with private money. It wasn't your dollars that paid for them so keep your two cents to yourself - obviously, your opinion isn't worth two cents

Anonymous said...

10:02; When I first read your post I thought perhaps it was a mural of Louis Farrakhan or Che Guevara, then I watched the story and figured out that you are really a sad sack who will complain about ANYTHING...

Anonymous said...

I love the mural. I see it as I drive in to work Downtown every day. Who among you negative commenters work Downtown or even come in to conduct business or enjoy cultural events, music, dining out . . .? I didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

I am 10:02. I posted and said "Watch these and weep" as a satire to the brigade of "Jackson, Downtown, DJP, Allen, Watkins, anything positive Jackson Haters" showing a very few of the exciting things going on downtown in our Capital City.

They can't stand it.....

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