Posts Tagged ‘Adams County’

Hospital to look for buyer with ‘stalking horse’ bid

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center will seek a “stalking horse” bid in which a potential buyer makes an initial offer to set the floor for an auction. Hospital officials tell The Natchez Democrat that three health care providers have agreed to participate. “We are hopeful that within a matter of weeks we will have […] [...]

Port bouncing back from low-water mark

For nearly 20 years, the Natchez-Adams County Port, the industrial base of the area, bled jobs. In 2003 alone, nearly 600 workers were displaced when International Paper shuttered its mill after more than 50 years in operation. In total, the port lost 1,500-1,800 jobs over that time frame, and while tourism remains the area’s number […] [...]

County closes on purchase of property from Rentech

NATCHEZ — Adams County’s taxpayers now own property that went from being a robust industrial site to a big economic letdown. County officials signed the paperwork Thursday to close the real estate deal transferring the title of the 478-acre former International Paper mill property from Rentech to Adams County for $9.25 million. The county entered […] [...]

Leaders looking for new business at ex-Rentech site to avoid tax hit

NATCHEZ — Economic development leaders in Adams County hope an anticipated loss of $135,000 in property taxes from the former Rentech site will be offset by attracting new industry. The Natchez Democrat reports the county’s acquisition of the property is expected to close Aug. 12. Adams County is borrowing $9 million to buy the former […] [...]

County taking on new debt for economic development

NATCHEZ — Adams County’s government has advertised its intentions to take out approximately $18.75 million in new debt for three projects slated to start by the end of the year. That’s an additional $580.55 in debt for every man, woman and child in the county. County and economic development officials say that one of the […] [...]

Turbine project being eyed for Natchez

A Boston company is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant it a permit to study the feasibility of placing electricity-generating turbines in the St. Catherine Bend of the Mississippi River near Natchez. St. Catherine is part of a grouping of hydro-kinetic projects that Free Flow Power has been developing along the Mississippi River […] [...]

Supervisors tap Dollar

Adams County has hired a new road manager. The Natchez Democrat reports the Adams County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to hire Natchez public works director Robbie Dollar as the new county road manager. The position had been vacant since former road manager Curley Jones retired last fall. Sammy Lee Gaines has filled it in […] [...]

Supervisors tap Dollar

by Published: January 22,2012

Tags: Adams County, Adams County Board of Supervisors, Natchez

Adams County has hired a new road manager. The Natchez Democrat reports the Adams County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to hire Natchez public works director Robbie Dollar as the new county road manager. The position had been vacant since former road manager Curley Jones retired last fall. Sammy Lee Gaines has filled it in […] [...]

MBJ Exclusive — Breaking News: Tuesday when Barbour will unveil Natchez development

A source who spoke to Magnolia Marketplace Friday evening on the condition of anonymity said Gov. Haley Barbour will be in Natchez on Tuesday for a “major” economic development announcement at 1 p.m. Read the complete story here [...]

Tougher penalty proposed for Miss. secret meetings

MICHAEL NEWSOM The Sun Herald Several lawmakers are pushing big changes to Mississippi’s open meetings law again this year — legislation a House committee chairman killed with a last-minute maneuver in 2010. Higher fines, as well as proposals to make officials pay instead of taxpayers when there’s a violation, died last year. Opponents said they […] [...]

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