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Diamondhead ruling expected early next month

Judge Billy G. Bridges of Brandon expects to make a ruling concerning the proposed incorporation of Diamondhead by early January, he said today.

During a status conference held at the Hancock County Courthouse this afternoon, Bridges gave a group of citizens opposed to the incorporation two weeks to file documents and facts, along with their objections.

If they do not make the deadline, "the case will be ripe for a final order," Bridges said.

Read more about this story in Friday's Sun Herald.