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Developer could reopen Natchez hotel, scrap apartment plan

NATCHEZ — The tallest building in Natchez could once again become a hotel. A developer tells the Natchez Board of Aldermen that he may reopen the former Eola Hotel instead of converting it into apartments. The Natchez Democrat reports owner Robert Lubin was asked to appear Tuesday by Mayor Darryl Grennell to discuss concerns about the empty building’s condition. Lubin ...

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Natchez-Adams County school leaders talk costs new school

The Natchez-Adams School District superintendent says costs for a new high school were cut from $42 million to $22 million mainly by decreasing the size of the proposed facility. The Natchez Democrat reports the district’s architecture firm, M3A of Jackson, presented plans for a two-story high school to go next to the current high school at a cost of $22 ...

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Adams County officials agree to pay missing retirement funds

Adams County supervisors have agreed to pay retirement benefits to former hospital employees. The Natchez Democra reports that the Adams County Board of Supervisors agreed on Monday to pay the Mississippi Public Employee Retirement System nearly $450,000. The decision has come two years after the Natchez Regional Medical Center filed for bankruptcy and missed payments to PERS. Medical center employees ...

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Natchez receives 28 applications for convention director

Nearly 30 candidates have applied to be the next director of the Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mayor Darryl Grennell tells The Natchez Democrat 28 applications have been submitted and are currently being reviewed by the committee charged with vetting applicants. The director position was left vacant after former director Kevin Kirby was terminated in April following ongoing personnel issues ...

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Adams County supervisors vote to give themselves pay raise

The Adams County Board of Supervisors has approved a $4,300 raise for themselves. The Natchez Democrat reports the board voted 3-2 in favor of the raise Tuesday. Supervisors, justice court judges, prosecuting attorney and board attorney will go from making $40,400 to $44,700 per year. The supervisors were eligible for the raise after the county’s total assets surpassed $300 million, ...

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Mayor: Downtown Natchez needs planning, organization

Natchez’s downtown has attracted new businesses in recent years, but some are making moves to make the redevelopment of the historic business district a little more even and focused. Mayor Darryl Grennell tells The Natchez Democrat the city’s downtown area is very important, because it is one of the major magnets that can drive people into the city for tourism. ...

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Renovation of Natchez’s Eola Hotel delayed

Construction on the former Eola Hotel has been delayed by damage to the building, but work is expected to begin this fall. The historic Eola Hotel was purchased in 2014 by Virginia attorney Robert Lubin. His plans to renovate and transform the building into senior-living apartments were approved by the city in April. A draft of the construction plan was ...

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Officials talk about international status for Natchez port

The Natchez-Adams County Port Commission has instructed its port director to look into what benefits being an international port of exit or entry could bring to Adams County. The Natchez Democrat reports the move came Wednesday after Port Director Anthony Hauer told the board he’d received inquiries about the port’s status as a port of exit or entry from two ...

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Isle of Capri Casinos announces closure of Natchez casino

NATCHEZ — Isle of Capri Casinos has announced it is closing its casino in Natchez, one of the oldest gambling houses in Mississippi. St. Louis-based Isle of Capri has owned the Natchez property, a dockside casino with 520 slot machines and six table games, since 2000. The company says in a news release Tuesday it has agreed to sell its ...

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Adams County port to receive $552,000 grant

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams County Port will use a new $552,000 state grant to replace the northern wing of the port warehouse roof. The warehouse previously received a $954,000 grant to fix a portion of the roof. The new grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation will complete roof repairs, Port Director Anthony Hauer told The Natchez Democrat. “The roof ...

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