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Natchez mayor undergoes heart surgery in Louisiana

NATCHEZ — Natchez Mayor Butch Brown is recovering from triple bypass heart surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Brown’s wife, Shields Brown, tells The Natchez Democrat that the surgery was performed Monday. Alderwoman Joyce ArceneauxMathis, who serves as mayor pro tempore, will handle any duties necessary in Brown’s absence. Brown served as ...

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Natchez aldermen to discuss upcoming city street work

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen will meet to discuss updating its street-paving plan and possibly review the city’s convention center management contract. The Natchez Democrat reports Wednesday’s meeting has been billed as a work session, meaning the board does not intend to execute any action during the course of business. Mayor Butch Brown says the bulk of the ...

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Cochran: Land given to city from Trace will boost Natchez

NATCHEZ — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says the citizens of Natchez will benefit from the culmination of a legislative effort he started to convey surplus federal property from the Natchez Trace Parkway to the state of Mississippi. Cochran joined Natchez Mayor Butch Brown and other officials for a signing ceremony at which Natchez Trace Parkway Superintendent Mary Risser, on ...

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City, company at odds over payments

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez and Waste Pro USA are working to solve a $126,000 problem. The Natchez Democrat reports the city apparently owes Waste Pro, the company it contracts with for trash collection and disposal, because the city has been underpaying its monthly payments since July. Mayor Butch Brown said yesterday at the board of aldermen’s finance meeting ...

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Mayor mulling establishment of local film commission

NATCHEZ — Mayor Butch Brown says he is in the process of establishing a local film commission to recruit filmmakers to the Natchez area. Brown tells The Natchez Democrat the city has several residents who have connections to the film industry who could compose a local film commission that would be the “cream of the crop” in the state. Brown ...

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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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The business license cop is on patrol

If you’re a business owner in the city of Natchez, watch out. The business license cop is on his way. The city has entered into a contract with retired law enforcement officer George Rutherford, who has been charged with checking every business in Natchez to make sure they have a valid license. The Natchez Democrat reports Rutherford is starting his ...

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President gets bill transferring Natchez Trace land to city

NATCHEZ — Congress has sent to the White House a bill that will authorize the transfer of surplus land along the Natchez Trace Parkway to the city of Natchez. Final approval came yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama. The National Park Service acquired the land in the 1990s as a possible ...

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