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16th section signs mystery solved in Hattiesburg

The mystery of the posted 16th section land signs on creosote-contaminated property has been solved.

The signs appeared last week on land along Eastside Avenue in Hattiesburg.   It's in an area where Leo Watts has been growing a garden for the past 14 years.

The property is owned by the Hattiesburg School District, which recently leased it to a private company.   The owner of the company is giving Watts until September 1st to harvest his garden before using it for other purposes.   

The owner -- Hattiesburg businessman Bobby Chain.  Chain confirms he leased the land from the school district to use as storage for his nearby Chain Electric Company.

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