Posts Tagged ‘Heritage’

Businessman buys historic home, plans mixed-use development

HATTIESBURG — A Hattiesburg businessman is planning to renovate a building that was constructed in 1898 and says it will add three apartments and retail space to downtown. The Hattiesburg American says the building on Front Street is owned by local businessman Charles Price. Price said the entire building encompasses 3,600 square feet. The first […] [...]

Group wants to preserve historic courthouse

MCCOMB — A local group is undertaking an effort to preserve Pike County’s first courthouse. The red brick building was constructed in 1838. An annex was added in 1934, and renovations — which included the removal of two chimneys — were made in 1974. Cracks now run through the wall and floor of the old […] [...]

Choctaws petition for work stoppage on road project

VICKSBURG — The Choctaw Nation is asking Warren County to stop work on the local China Grove Road if any historic artifacts traced to Choctaw settlements centuries ago are found. The action was requested in a letter sent to the county in June asking work to be halted if any significant archaeological materials, such as […] [...]

Owners selling Elvis’ ranch; want it to be tourist destination

HERNANDO — A group of Elvis Presley fans wants to preserve the memory of the king’s cowboy side by finding a buyer for a DeSoto County ranch to make it a destination for visitors. Elvis bought the roughly 150-acre Circle G ranch in 1967 as a place to ride horses and get away from Graceland. […] [...]

Trace to celebrate its 75th ‘birthday’ this weekend

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Saturday marks the paradoxical 75th anniversary of one of Natchez’s oldest connections with civilization. The National Park Service will mark this weekend the day (May 18) in 1938 when the NPS assumed control of the historic Old Natchez Road — today known as the Natchez Trace Parkway — and began turning the […] [...]

Despite sinking stage, Coast festival draws 25,000 fans

GULFPORT — Organizers of a weekend music festival in Gulfport say it drew 25,000 fans, despite high wind and rain. The Sun Herald reports the Gulfport Music Festival’s first day on Friday came within an hour of being cancelled due to bad weather. And it was almost shut down Saturday when workers discovered the main […] [...]

Winterville Mounds backers want bigger, more modern museum

WINTERVILLE — Historians, tourism officials and others are pushing to get started on a multimillion-dollar facelift at Winterville Mounds State Park north of Greenville. They hope to expand the site and transform the museum into a contemporary and interactive history of Native American heritage in the Mississippi Delta. The Delta Democrat Times reports various organizations […] [...]

Legislation aims to preserve Civil War battlefields

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the program that helps preserve historic battlegrounds in the United States, including battlefields in Mississippi. Cochran joined Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to introduce the American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act (S.916). The bill reauthorizes the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program (CWBPP) that […] [...]

Mandatory meetings held for Delta heritage area

by Published: March 7,2013

Tags: board, culture, Heritage, historic, history, meeting, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

CLEVELAND — The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area moved closer to full authorization with two recent public meetings and a series of planning committee meetings, followed by a session with the governing board. Thirty people attended a community meeting in the Museum of the Mississippi Delta in Greenwood, and 25 attended another meeting in the […] [...]

Beauvoir finally rid of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction

BILOXI — Visitors arriving today at Beauvoir, the last home of the president of the Confederacy, will be greeted inside the new Jefferson Davis Presidential Library. For nearly eight years, the first building guests at Beauvoir have seen coming through the gates is a FEMA trailer, a reminder of Hurricane Katrina. “We have been working […] [...]

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