OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled the city of Holly Springs cannot prevent a church from relocating to the downtown square.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Michael Mills issued a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction ordering the City of Holly Springs to "cease enforcement of its prohibition against religious organizations on the square."
Opulent Life Church and its supporters have been involved in a long-running dispute with city leaders over the church's desire to a move to a storefront location on the square.
In January, Mills has denied the church's request to stop the city from enforcing part of its zoning ordinance. The church appealed.
In September, a 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals panel ruled against the city and sent the case back to Mills.
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