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Walls, Mississippi looks to attract more business

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WALLS, MS (WMC-TV) - Officials in Walls are trying to bring more businesses to town in an effort to increase tax revenue while keeping citizens closer to home.  The town, with a population of 1,200, is the smallest of the five municipalities that make up DeSoto County.

"The town is up and growing, we have a lot of new families, young families coming in. The kids and adults need a place to shop," residents Shirley and David Eason said.

The Eason's have lived in Walls for two years, but say there a great need for something a bit more convenient when it comes to basic needs like shopping for groceries.

"We have to drive to Horn Lake which is approximately 11 miles and that's too far go to any fast food, restaurant, grocery store - any shopping at all," they said.

For students who will attend the nearly completed Lake Comorant High School, fast food spots and other areas are few and far between which leaves them very few available options.

"Right now the kids really need something," the Easons said. "We've got a new high school and they need something to call their own."

Walls Mayor Gene Alday says the city has received several responses, but most businesses say they would be more interested if Walls ever reaches 3,000 residents. That, he said, would give them a better chance.

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