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NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Adams County won't have building codes.

The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1tRo48N ) the Board of Supervisors voted Monday to opt out of a zoning ordinance the state legislature had instructed counties to adopt.

While the city of Natchez has building codes, the areas of Adams County outside the city limits remain largely unregulated in terms of what can be built — and how it can be built — on private or business property.

The legislative measure would have required any counties that didn't have building code requirements to adopt one of three state-approved codebooks, but included a provision that also allowed counties to opt out entirely.

President Darryl Grennell says most of the community response to the proposed code adoption was against it, and the board affirmed those feelings.

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Information from: The

Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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