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Natchez could be site for 'major movie announcement'

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 the project will be centered ...

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Officials hope legislation passes to allow return of Delta Queen

NATCHEZ — The Delta Queen could resume her reign of the Mississippi next summer. The Delta Queen made its final tour of the Mississippi River in 2008 after the federal government ended an exemption to the 1960 Safety of Lives at Sea Act that allowed the wooden vessel to operate. The Natchez Democrat reports a piece of legislation has made ...

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City gets royalty payment from oil well

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez has received $76,500 for its share of royalties from an oil well. Mayor Butch Brown tells the Natchez Democrat the check covers a period from December through May. Alderwoman Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis, in whose ward the well sits, wants aldermen to have a finance committee meeting to determine if the money should be set aside for ...

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Honorable Mention: MDOT’s brown has run-in with the law

Executive director originally said he had not been arrested Mississippi Department of Transportation executive director Butch Brown was arrested in the early morning of July 23 and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Brown was arrested at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. The casino quickly dropped the disorderly conduct charge. In November, Brown agreed to a plea agreement on ...

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Numbers don’t lie: Beau had a lot to lose with Brown incident

The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation will return to the Beau Rivage in late October. Butch Brown is probably hoping for a calmer stay than his last one. Brown, 67, was arrested in the early morning of July 23 at the Biloxi resort and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The details in the police report ...

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MBJ making a mountain out of a molehill

Editor, If reference to your stories about MDOT chief Butch Brown, who was recently arrested for public drunk at a casino in Biloxi, why should someone be arrested for simply falling asleep? Why would it be in the best interest of a casino to want someone arrested for simply falling asleep? And, by the way, in case you’re not aware, ...

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Charges against MDOT's Brown dropped

Charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct were dropped Friday evening against Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Butch Brown. Brown was arrested at 6 a.m. Friday at the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort after a security guard spotted him sleeping in front of a slot machine. Beau Rivage spokeswoman  told the Associated Press the casino considers the matter closed. ...

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MDOT chief arrested for public intoxication

The Biloxi Police Department confirmed to the Mississippi Business Journal that a Larry L. Brown, Sr., 67, was arrested at the Beau Rivage Resort at 6 a.m. Friday and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. That’s the same name and age as Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director “Butch” Brown. Reached on his cell phone Friday afternoon, Brown confirmed ...

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