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Greenwood, McComb, Natchez, Oxford gain MDEQ grants

May 22, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Four community projects in the state have been awarded Regional Recycling Cooperative Grants by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The more than $1 million in grants will be used to fund regional cooperative recycling projects in Greenwood, McComb, Natchez and Oxford. Each of the grant recipients, along with their partner […]

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The Help’s Tate Taylor involved in movie about James Brown’s life, set for Natchez

August 23, 2013

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Jackson native Tate Taylor, who made the movie The Help, is ready to make another movie in Mississippi, and it will be made in Natchez. In a Huffington Post story, it was reported that Taylor is set to begin work on a movie about James Brown’s life… Last October producer Brian Grazer enlisted “The Help” director, […]

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Natchez could be site for ‘major movie announcement’

August 23, 2013

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In a press release today, the Mississippi Development Authority says Gov. Phil Bryant and movie director  Tate Taylor will announce Monday that there will be “major film project” worked on in Mississippi. The event will be held at 10 Monday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Natchez Democrat wrote Tuesday that Mayor Butch Brown believes […]

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

May 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, […]

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Paper products maker von Drehle takes over shuttered Natchez plant

January 23, 2013

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Paper products manufacturer von Drehle Corp. is taking over the former Mississippi River Pulp plant in Natchez and will begin operations there with a workforce of at least 100 people. Hickory, N.C.-based von Drehle provides paper products to commercial and industrial consumers nationwide. The company says it will make investments in additional converting equipment and […]

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Business expansion, partnership create 60 jobs in Natchez

April 18, 2012

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Gov. Phil Bryant and officials with the Blaine Companies and Fores Canada Inc. announced the creation of 60 new jobs for Natchez and Adams County. The two companies are partnering to produce and strengthen frac sand. Frac sand is used by the oil and gas industry for hydraulic fracturing of conventional and unconventional reservoirs, such […]

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More jobs for Adams County?

April 17, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority has scheduled an “economic development announcement” for tomorrow morning at the Broadway Street gazebo overlooking the Mississippi River in Natchez. Gov. Bryant will be in attendance. Natchez Inc. executive director Chandler Russ wouldn’t share details about the deal with the Natchez Democrat but said the company involved had finalized agreements to bring […]

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