Ocean Springs planners consider zoning change for church

Sep 10, 2013 Full story: Sunherald.com

Why does the Macedonia Baptist Church -- a mainstay in the small black community tucked away near the city's popular downtown -- need to be rezoned from residential to commercial? Members of the congregation told the Sun Herald on Tuesday they're afraid such a change in zoning might make the church and neighborhood more vulnerable to encroaching ... (more)

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Ocean Springs, MS

#1 Sep 10, 2013
First we have a resident of this area that is followed by Mike Byrd and targeted because he spoke out against a hotel in his neighborhood being promoted by the Mayor. Now we have a secret meeting between the Mayor and the preacher/deacons to turn the church commercial so she will have another place to drink for free. There is a room full of opponents that are speaking against it. Next you will have the CIA watching the whole neighborhood. Somebody needs to start asking the Mayor some questions.

Gautier, MS

#2 Sep 11, 2013
Why did Byrd shadow him? I don't get it.

Protesting a hotel in your neighborhood is illegal? Also as somebody who lived in OS for years this is outrageous. Leave the black community alone, they've been there for decades.

I'm tired of Moran trying to turn my old downtown into a place trying to siphon off the casino's weekend drunks. I'm a drinker myself but they need rules & context.
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Ocean Springs, MS

#3 Sep 13, 2013
I heard Moran is going to try to get a grant for the purchase of a drone. Watch out if you hear a humming sound over your house or church.

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