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Zoning request denied for ministry

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A religious ministry in Hattiesburg will have to try again if it wants a zoning change for its property on Eupora street.

Tuesday night the city council voted to deny a request on behalf of Lighthouse Ministries to change the current residential status to a neighborhood business. The ministry, in the old Jeff Davis Elementary School building, wants to open a shelter at the site.

City leaders favor the ministry, but some say they can't support a permanent zoning change.

The ministry can go back to the planning commission and request a different change in zoning.

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