Buddhist Project Halted By Rankin

August 9, 2010

Author: Justin Fritscher

Source: The Clarion Ledger


A Buddhist congregation aiming to expand its facility was blocked Tuesday by county officials who cited public safety as the chief concern about the development.

The cozy, 20-person congregation wanted to expand its temple on a rural site north of Pelahatchie.

"We're sad about it," congregation member Ai Mai said of the Rankin County Board of Supervisors' unanimous denial of the conditional-use request.

See also: Buddhism, Zoning