Updated: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 4:05 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 4:05 AM EST
POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Pearl River County judge has ruled against a group of residents who sought to block development of five acres near the construction site of a sand drying plant in Pearl River County.
The Alliance Consulting Group is locating the plant on 30 acres between Nicholson and Picayune. The $30 million plant will service the oil industry. It will create 40-to-50 jobs.
At issue, according to the Picayune Item (http://bit.ly/V26T3x ) was a five-acre area near the industrial site that residents of the Raven Wood subdivision claim the county allowed to be built up during construction of the plant and that has caused flooding in the subdivision.
Circuit Judge Prentiss Harrell ruled this past week that the county has not violated any regulations governing use of the five acres.
Information from: Picayune Item, http://www.picayuneitem.com