IV. Special Provisions for State Agencies, Counties,
Municipalities or Political Subdivisions of the State.
A. The Secretary of State, with the
approval of the Governor, may transfer lands to any other state agency, county,
municipality or political subdivision of the state, which may then retain or dispose of
said lands as provided by law. Miss. Code Ann. §29-1-21 and §29-1-51.
B. State agencies, counties,
municipalities or political subdivisions shall have priority over all other applicants
except the original owners, his heirs or assigns. Completed applications to purchase or
requests for transfer by state agencies, counties, municipalities or political
subdivisions shall be given priority in the order in which they are received.