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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 […] [...]

Casino damaged in storm, temporarily closed

NATCHEZ — A weekend storm has temporarily closed the Isle of Capri Casino in Natchez. Isle spokeswoman Jill Alexander says the damage was sustained Friday night during a severe thunderstorm. Alexander says the boat was hit with high wind, causing damage to the entry ramps as well as the backup generator. She says the boat […] [...]

City’s engineering contract extended until end of July

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen has voted to extend the engineering contract between the city and Natchez Waterworks until the end of July rather than to renew it outright. Alderman Rickey Gray recommended the move in order to allow the new board, which will take office July 1, to make the final decision […] [...]

Natchez aldermen to spend $50K on street repairs

NATCHEZ — Alderman Bob Pollard’s call to upgrade a street in his district caused a flood of similar requests and ended with the board dedicating up to $50,000 to repair streets in five wards. The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/JghA8e ) says Pollard has gotten a number of complaints about Woodville Drive, which he described as “almost […] [...]

Small fire reported at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — A small fire shut down work in a portion of Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson Wednesday. Grand Gulf spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson tells the Vicksburg Post that there was no danger to workers or the public. Anderson says an unknown number of workers were forced to exit when a fire […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Casino revenue decline continues in November

Mississippi’s casinos won $165.8 million from gamblers in November, down nearly 8 percent from $179.6 million in 2010’s same month. The 19 river casinos won $84.7 million, down 10 percent from $93.9 million in November 2010, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $81.1 million, down 5 […] [...]

Roth Hill casino gets go-ahead in Natchez

In early 2008, developers of a planned casino on Natchez’s Roth Hill appeared before the Mississippi Gaming Commission and got site approval for the project. Almost four years and a few delays later, Premier Gaming Group received from the MGC at its October meeting permission to begin construction, said Allen Godfrey, the Commission’s executive director. […] [...]

Train comes into the station

by Published: June 12,2011

Tags: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Natchez, railroad

Elevance Renewable Sciences did not take the train to Natchez, but the short line railroad from Brookhaven had a lot do with the renewable chemicals company choosing Southwest Mississippi. Gov. Haley Barbour announced last Tuesday that Illinois-based Elevance had purchased the old Delta BioFuels facility at the Port of Natchez, and would retrofit and expand […] [...]

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