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Feds OK rehab for hotel in historic Art Deco building

The federal government has OK’d plans to turn an Art Deco landmark in central Mississippi into a hotel. The Meridian Star reports that the National Parks Service has approved plans to rehabilitate the 16-story Threefoot Building, completed in 1929 and named for the family that once owned it. It is still Meridian’s tallest building. The application had been held up ...

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Contaminants found in wells near Naval Air Station Meridian

U.S. Navy officials say they plan to test the water in private wells near Naval Air Station Meridian after discovering contaminants in three wells in the area. The Meridian Star reports that the Navy is asking some nearby residents to test their water as part of its policy. Navy Capt. Scott Bunnay, Navy Air Station Meridian’s commanding officer, said the ...

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Avery Products to keep distribution center in Meridian

Avery Products Corp. says it plans to keep its distribution center in Meridian. The Meridian Star reports the company announced Monday that it plans to invest $1 million in its Meridian distribution facility for building improvements and to increase material handling efficiencies. Last September, the company had said it would move the distribution center to the Dallas area in 2017. ...

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Nature unleashes fury, from the Delta across to East Mississippi

Bad weather made 2011 a year to forget. The losses from tornadoes, flooding and drought are still being calculated. In April, the state suffered one of the worst tornado outbreaks in history. Hardest hit was the Town of Smithville, a community of less than 1,000 that was hit by an EF-5 tornado on April 27 leaving 16 dead. >> See ...

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East Mississippi rail link gets a funding start

Study and design work on a rail link from Waynesboro to Lucedale is $100,000 closer to happening thanks to a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. The grant is contingent upon the Rail Authority of East Mississippi providing matching funds in the form of cash and/or in-kind contributions. The Waynesboro-to-Lucedale rail link would complete East Mississippi’s ...

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