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County waiting to hear from Elevance on liquid loading dock

NATCHEZ — An engineer working for Adams County says officials there are awaiting a few key details from Elevance Renewable Sciences before the county moves forward with construction of a liquid loading dock for the Elevance project at the Natchez-Adams County Port. The county committed to building the liquid loading dock as part of an overall economic recruitment agreement to ...

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Supervisors to hear latest from CEO on sale of hospital

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors will meet this week with the chief executive officer of the company hired to sell Natchez Regional Medical Center. The board has scheduled on the agenda for its meeting today an appearance by Scott Phillips of Healthcare Management Partners. HMP was hired in June to market NRMC after the supervisors decided on ...

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Another West Nile case confirmed; brings 2013 total to 40

HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says one newly confirmed case of West Nile virus bring the state total to 40 this year. The new case is in Hinds County. So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Bolivar, Forrest (5), Harrison, Hinds (12), Jones (2), Lamar (4), Leflore (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison (3), Marion, ...

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Port warehouse expected to bring in $1M next year

NATCHEZ — A warehouse that Adams County purchased is projected to generate almost $1 million next year in revenue. Natchez-Adams Port director Anthony Hauer tells the Natchez Democrat that the warehouse could net approximately $400,000 for the port. The port director says the numbers for the warehouse projection are based on an average monthly income for the facility, which the ...

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Supervisors want industrial site for hunting until buyer is found

NATCHEZ — While Adams County officials wait an industrial prospect to show interest in the old International Paper site, some local residents want to lease a wooded area of the property for hunting. Adams County is marketing the 478 acres to industrial prospects. Officials also have said they are in negotiations with Natchez Railway for part of the land. Supervisor ...

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Hospital to look for buyer with 'stalking horse' bid

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center will seek a “stalking horse” bid in which a potential buyer makes an initial offer to set the floor for an auction. Hospital officials tell The Natchez Democrat that three health care providers have agreed to participate. “We are hopeful that within a matter of weeks we will have identified a stalking horse,” said ...

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Port bouncing back from low-water mark

For nearly 20 years, the Natchez-Adams County Port, the industrial base of the area, bled jobs. In 2003 alone, nearly 600 workers were displaced when International Paper shuttered its mill after more than 50 years in operation. In total, the port lost 1,500-1,800 jobs over that time frame, and while tourism remains the area’s number one industry, the city and ...

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County closes on purchase of property from Rentech

NATCHEZ — Adams County’s taxpayers now own property that went from being a robust industrial site to a big economic letdown. County officials signed the paperwork Thursday to close the real estate deal transferring the title of the 478-acre former International Paper mill property from Rentech to Adams County for $9.25 million. The county entered into a contract to purchase ...

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Leaders looking for new business at ex-Rentech site to avoid tax hit

NATCHEZ — Economic development leaders in Adams County hope an anticipated loss of $135,000 in property taxes from the former Rentech site will be offset by attracting new industry. The Natchez Democrat reports the county’s acquisition of the property is expected to close Aug. 12. Adams County is borrowing $9 million to buy the former International Paper property from Rentech. ...

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County taking on new debt for economic development

NATCHEZ — Adams County’s government has advertised its intentions to take out approximately $18.75 million in new debt for three projects slated to start by the end of the year. That’s an additional $580.55 in debt for every man, woman and child in the county. County and economic development officials say that one of the projects shouldn’t cost as much ...

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