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Old depot to begin new life as shopping destination this week

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport is trying to turn what was once a busy train depot into a shopping destination. The historic old train depot in downtown Gulfport stopped operating in the early 1950s. Since then, it has served as a temporary site for a restaurant and a museum. The city spent about half a million dollars bringing the ...

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Aldermen award funds for renovation of railroad depot

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen has approved allocating $125,000 out of the city’s capital improvements fund to match grant funds it hopes to receive from the state to renovate the former railroad depot. The Natchez Democrat reports the vote of approval came at the request of community development director James Johnston. Johnston said the $125,000 would be used ...

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Rail cars coming to town — on the highway

MCCOMB — Two train cars will begin a slow trek tomorrow from Hammond, La., to McComb, where they will become parts of the train display near the downtown depot. McComb Mayor Whitney Rawlings tells The Enterprise-Journal a convoy of trucks transporting the cars will leave Hammond and head slowly north on U.S. Highway 51. Plans to restore the cars will ...

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Delta city gets funds to renovate historic depot

GREENVILLE — A $108,000 grant from the state Department of Archives and History will help with renovations of the old Greenville Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad depot in Greenville. Officials tell the Delta Democrat Times the depot needs mostly cosmetic repairs and a new heating and air conditioning system and a new roof. Walley Morse, with the Greenville/Washington County Historic ...

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With train depot dry, city officials plan for future

VICKSBURG — When the Mississippi River climbed to historic heights nearly three months ago, it dumped four feet of water into the former railroad depot that became the icon of the city’s tragedy as the story was told across the nation. Now, with the depot once again high and dry, city officials are hoping work that began on paper 10 ...

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