BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - No new pawnshops, cash-checking establishments and some other businesses will be opening in unincorporated Rankin County after supervisors temporarily banned them.
The Board of Supervisors' action on Monday adds the county to the growing list of communities that are prohibiting similar businesses. Rankin's supervisors, like the officials in other communities, said the ban is needed to allow time to develop long-range plans for growth.
The Clarion-Ledger reports the length of the moratorium will be decided July 6 at a scheduled public hearing.
Supervisors banned tattoo parlors in mid-May after some Ross Barnett Reservoir-area residents raised concerns about a new shop.