Landowner Seeks Help

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Developer Morris Nicholson has asked for help in drawing a retailer to his property on Virginia Drive in Meridian.

Nicholson said the one drawback is his land needs access to the Bonita Lakes Mall Ring Road.

Mayor John Robert Smith was asked about the city's position at his regular news conference Wednesday.

"Does the city council and the administration want to breach that Ring Road and go to court with CBL to determine whether that road can be breached or not, according to the contract which we signed with CBL? There has been no will of the council to do that at this point," Smith says.

Nicholson has requested help from the board of supervisors in gaining access.

Supervisors have agreed to meet with officials of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation to see if they are willing to help.