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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 02, 2013
 
CONTACT: Pamela Weaver, (601) 270-4100

McComb, Pike County Tax Forfeited Sale a Success

Jackson, Miss.-A recent sale of tax forfeited lands in McComb and Pike County generated approximately $37,706.

"Tax forfeited lands lie dormant with the State and do not generate any money for our counties and our municipalities," says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.    "The sale of these tax forfeited lands not only generated $37,706, but will also generate tax revenue for our Cities and Counties in the future."

As a direct result of a joint effort between McComb Mayor Whitney Rawlings, the Pike County Board of Supervisors, and Secretary Hosemann to aggressively market tax forfeited lands, the State of Mississippi was able to sell twenty-four (24) tax forfeited properties back to private ownership.  Sixteen (16) parcels were sold in the City of McComb for $17,355 and eight (8) parcels were sold in the county for $20,351.

"Tax forfeited properties are a drain on the community.  The parcels sold at the tax forfeited sale will make for a better city and county," adds Secretary Hosemann.

Currently, the Secretary of State's Office holds over $66.2-Million worth of property forfeited to the State for non-payment of ad valorem taxes.  There is approximately $113,363 of tax forfeited property located in Pike County.

To learn more on obtaining tax forfeited properties, please visit the Secretary of State's website at:  http://www.sos.ms.gov/publiclands/pike/.


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