Posts Tagged ‘city of Natchez’

City trying to determine who has authority to spend gaming money

NATCHEZ — It is not clear which group in Natchez will have final say over how to spend $250,000 in annual payments a casino makes to the city. It could be the elected aldermen. Or, it could be a new seven-member group that aldermen created this week, the Community Development Board. Mayor Butch Brown serves […] [...]

Cochran: Land given to city from Trace will boost Natchez

NATCHEZ — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says the citizens of Natchez will benefit from the culmination of a legislative effort he started to convey surplus federal property from the Natchez Trace Parkway to the state of Mississippi. Cochran joined Natchez Mayor Butch Brown and other officials for a signing ceremony at which Natchez Trace […] [...]

Great River Industries moving headquarters to Natchez

NATCHEZ — Great River Industries, formerly known as Enersteel, is expanding its operations in Natchez by locating its corporate headquarters there and adding 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The project represents a corporate investment of $4 million and will create 25 new jobs. Additionally, the company will retain the facility’s existing 150 employees. Great […] [...]

Judge rules — no ombudsman for bankrupt hospital

NATCHEZ — A federal bankruptcy judge has declined to appoint a patient care ombudsman for Natchez Regional Medical Center. The Natchez Democrat reports Bankruptcy Judge Neil P. Olack said he would look at the issue again if someone brings a patient care issue to him. The hospital’s bankruptcy attorney, Eileen Shaffer of Jackson, had argued […] [...]

Louisiana bank eyeing expansion into Mississippi

NATCHEZ — Vidalia, La.-based Delta Bank has filed applications to the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and FDIC to open a full-service branch in Natchez. The branch is expected to open in the next three months pending regulatory approvals and will offer a full line of financial products and services. The branch will be located […] [...]

KiOR shutting down production at Columbus plant

COLUMBUS — KiOR has halted production at its Columbus plant in December to make improvements and has no plans to resume production during the first quarter of 2014. The company operates a plant in Columbus and plans to open a larger one in Natchez. The legislature approved $75 million in interest-free loans to Kior in […] [...]

Waste Pro lowers amount of underpayment by city

NATCHEZ — Waste Pro USA has revised downward what it says the city of Natchez owes for underpayments since July. Waste Pro Division Manager Doug Atkins told The Natchez Democrat that the $126,000 figure includes $63,000 for underpayments, and the rest is this month’s bill for service. The city awarded Waste Pro for waste collection […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Commission approves design of new bridge

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez’s Bridge of Sighs project has been approved by a local preservation commission. The Natchez Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved a conceptual design by landscape architect Jared Acy. The Natchez Democrat reports that the project had been delayed for past couple of months after the commission asked the City of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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