Posts Tagged ‘butch brown’

City, company at odds over payments

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez and Waste Pro USA are working to solve a $126,000 problem. The Natchez Democrat reports the city apparently owes Waste Pro, the company it contracts with for trash collection and disposal, because the city has been underpaying its monthly payments since July. Mayor Butch Brown said yesterday at the […] [...]

Mayor mulling establishment of local film commission

NATCHEZ — Mayor Butch Brown says he is in the process of establishing a local film commission to recruit filmmakers to the Natchez area. Brown tells The Natchez Democrat the city has several residents who have connections to the film industry who could compose a local film commission that would be the “cream of the […] [...]

President gets bill transferring Natchez Trace land to city

NATCHEZ — Congress has sent to the White House a bill that will authorize the transfer of surplus land along the Natchez Trace Parkway to the city of Natchez. Final approval came yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama. The National Park Service acquired the land in […] [...]

Officials hope legislation passes to allow return of Delta Queen

NATCHEZ — The Delta Queen could resume her reign of the Mississippi next summer. The Delta Queen made its final tour of the Mississippi River in 2008 after the federal government ended an exemption to the 1960 Safety of Lives at Sea Act that allowed the wooden vessel to operate. The Natchez Democrat reports a […] [...]

City gets royalty payment from oil well

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez has received $76,500 for its share of royalties from an oil well. Mayor Butch Brown tells the Natchez Democrat the check covers a period from December through May. Alderwoman Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis, in whose ward the well sits, wants aldermen to have a finance committee meeting to determine if the money […] [...]

Honorable Mention: MDOT’s brown has run-in with the law

Executive director originally said he had not been arrested Mississippi Department of Transportation executive director Butch Brown was arrested in the early morning of July 23 and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Brown was arrested at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. The casino quickly dropped the disorderly conduct charge. In November, Brown agreed […] [...]

Numbers don’t lie: Beau had a lot to lose with Brown incident

by Published: August 8,2010

Tags: AASHTO, analysis, Beau Rivage, butch brown, MDOT

The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation will return to the Beau Rivage in late October. Butch Brown is probably hoping for a calmer stay than his last one. Brown, 67, was arrested in the early morning of July 23 at the Biloxi resort and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The […] [...]

U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge Dedication

GREENVILLE- State lawmakers, transportation officials, and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation gathered in Greenville to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge, a massive structure that will connect Greenville, Miss. with Lake Village, Ark. and provide major economic development for the region. [...]

MBJ making a mountain out of a molehill

by Published: August 1,2010

Tags: butch brown, MBJ letter to the editor

Editor, If reference to your stories about MDOT chief Butch Brown, who was recently arrested for public drunk at a casino in Biloxi, why should someone be arrested for simply falling asleep? Why would it be in the best interest of a casino to want someone arrested for simply falling asleep? And, by the way, […] [...]

MDOT Executive Director Comments on Arrest

by Published: July 26,2010

Tags: butch brown, MDOT

GREENVILLE- MDOT executive director Butch Brown comments on his July 23 arrest for intoxication at a Biloxi casino. Stephen McDill (MBJ-TV) reporting from Greenville, Miss. [...]

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