Posts Tagged ‘Natchez’

CRAFTING A BREWERY — Natchez Brewing Co. renovating historic downtown building

by Published: June 13,2014

Tags: alcohol, beer, Business, Mississippi, Natchez

If their schedule holds, Pat and Lisa Miller will finally be able to take the word “home” out of the description of their brew before the summer ends. The husband-and-wife entrepreneurs have begun work on their new craft beer brewery, dubbed the Natchez Brewing Co., in an historic building in downtown Natchez. Renovations on the […] [...]

Louisiana officials, FDIC give nod to bank branch in Natchez

NATCHEZ — The Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and the FDIC have approved an application of Delta Bank of Vidalia, La., to open a full-service branch in Natchez. Bank officials said the move twill position Delta Bank to enhance banking convenience in a region of the state it has long served and understands well. The […] [...]

5 must-see places to visit in Natchez

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Historic Homes Natchez is all about history and its preservation. There are more than 1,000 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a dozen or so designated as National Historic Landmarks. The gorgeous antebellum homes are remarkably […] [...]

Donny Rentfro named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Natchez, Newsmakers

Donny Rentfro has been named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center. Rentfro, the hospital’s chief administrative officer, will be stepping in temporarily to fill the position vacated by CEO Bill Heburn, whose three-year contract expired. Prior to working at NRMC, Rentfro was the CEO of both Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, La., and Natchez […] [...]

Nicky Johnson promoted in Natchez

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Natchez

Nicky Johnson is now serving as the code enforcement officer for the city of Natchez. Johnson was recently hired by the Natchez Police Department, where she worked several years ago. The 37-year-old Natchez High School graduate said she initially applied for the code enforcement job because she is passionate about keeping Natchez clean. Johnson replaces […] [...]

Contract or not, HMA treating Blue Cross Blue Shield patients as ‘in-network’

Having lost their contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi with its expiration last week, 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates will continue charging Blue Cross Blue Shield patients the same fees specified in the contract. On one hand, such health care providers as Central Mississippi Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital in […] [...]

Alcorn to welcome students to new hospitality school in spring

The casino industry from Natchez to Tunica has grown to adulthood without a designated higher education program to train its future managers — until now. With seed money from the Ayers higher education settlement of the early part of the last decade, Alcorn State University this spring will open its School of Hospitality and Gaming […] [...]

Convention centers across state throw open doors

by Published: July 5,2013

Tags: Conventions, Gulf Coast, JACKSON, Natchez, tourism

The economy is shaky and casino business – a major player in tourism – is down. So, how are meetings and conventions – another important part of tourism – faring? Three of Mississippi’s most popular places for meetings and conventions – the Gulf Coast, Jackson and Natchez – say business is good. “Our convention and […] [...]

Read November 9 issue of MBJ

DESTINATION SHOPPING Whole Foods breaks ground in Jackon— by Clay Chandler ENERGY Turbine project being eyed for Natchez— by Clay Chandler FUNDRAISING Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise awareness— by Clay Chandler EMPLOYMENT Outlook report looks at Magnolia State  — by Ted Carter GOVERNMENT Competition for DOR lease continues — by Ted Carter AGRICULTURE Farmers markets embrace food stamp […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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