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CORINTH, Miss. (AP) – The city of Corinth has adopted new rules for permits and practices at the city-owned Forrest Hill Cemetery.

Officials tell the Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/12glat2 ) that the new rules are to address a problem with payments not being made for some burial plots.

The permit fee to open a grave at the cemetery is increasing from $100 to $350. Officials say the price to purchase a plot is still low compared to that of other cemeteries and cemetery income has not increased for a number of years.

The ordinance allows a fine of up to $1,000 for each failure of a funeral home to obtain a permit prior to opening a grave. Headstones are required, and a new dimension requirement is aimed primarily at the upcoming new section.

Permits are issued at the city clerk’s office.

 

 

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