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City's hopes dimmed for Rosalie work due to federal shutdown

The city of Natchez was hoping renovations to historic Fort Rosalie might be completed before its tricentennial celebration. But the federal shutdown might put an end to that plan. The National Park Service has stopped work at Fort Rosalie. The work was scheduled to be finished by mid-December; however, the shutdown might force the completion date to be pushed back. ...

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Country music and soda pop — old plant might become museum warehouse

Mississippi’s creative economy could soon get a boost if an historic structure can be renovated and re-purposed as a facility honoring one of the state’s successful recording artists. Community Development Partnership is petitioning the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors to allow the old Coca-Cola Building in Philadelphia, currently owned by the county, to be transferred to the Industrial Development Authority. ...

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Biloxi stadium next step: Acquiring loan, league approval

David Nichols, Biloxi’s chief administrative officer, and city financial advisers were scheduled to be in Jackson today, following through on the city’s vote Tuesday to borrow $21 million to construct a downtown baseball stadium on U.S. 90 that will host minor league baseball games and other events, according to a news release from the City of Bilxoi. The move comes ...

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UPDATED: Brandon’s Thrash mulls accepting $33.4 million contract to build state's museums

JACKSON, Mississippi — Brandon’s Thrash Commercial Contractors Inc. has snagged the contract to build the first phase of the Mississippi History Museum and Civil Rights Museum. Thrash, a longtime Central Mississippi construction contracting company that switched exclusively to commercial building in 2000, won the contract with an apparent low bid of $33.4 million. Thrash was among six companies to submit ...

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MEMA tells Mississippians: Prepare for hurricane

JACKSON, Mississippi— The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in or near the three coastal counties to prepare for tropical weather by late Friday or early Saturday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch was put in effect Thursday from Grand Isle, La., to Indian Pass ...

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Junior League of Jackson’s Mistletoe Marketplace is Nov. 7-9

JACKSON, Mississippi — With a theme of “Be Merry,” this year’s Mistletoe Marketplace is scheduled for Nov. 7-9, according to its sponsor, the Junior League of Jackson. The 33rd annual shopping event will be at the Mississippi Trade Mart on the fairgrounds in Jackson. It will feature more than 160 merchants. The general admission shopping schedule is 11 a.m. until ...

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Pearl's Trustmark Park ranked No. 5 in minor league survey

PEARL, Mississippi — Trustmark Park, home of the Mississippi Braves, has been selected the nation’s fifth-best overall ballpark experience in Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey Magazine. The magazine visited every Minor League Baseball (with the exception of the Arizona & Gulf Coast Leagues) over the past three seasons and released its findings this week. Pensacola’s Bayfront Stadium took top ...

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CVB recognized for doing its homework

With of all of its offerings to tourists, it might seem the city of Natchez just has to sit back and watch the visitors come and spend their money. However, a recent award shows city officials are working hard to make sure those tourists keep coming. The Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau has been honored with a tourism research award ...

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Developer unveils plan to enhance historic Town Square, downtown

Residents and visitors to the city of Brandon quickly realize two things about the city’s historic Town Square/downtown — there is a lack of things to see and do and it is not very user friendly. Perhaps that is about to change, however. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Orion Planning Group, which spent this week formulating a long-term development plan for ...

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