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Bank to take over historic Monmouth in foreclosure proceedings

NATCHEZ — United Mississippi Bank was expected to assume ownership of historic Monmouth today in foreclosure proceedings. Warren Reuther, president of New Orleans Hotel Consultants, said his company has met with bank representatives about the possibility of managing Monmouth. Reuther said the bank intends to do everything they can to keep Monmouth open because of the vital role the property ...

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District, house, cemetery make historic register

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A historic district, a cemetery and house have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On the recommendation of the Mississippi Historic Preservation Professional Review Board, the Department of the Interior approved the addition of the International Shipbuilding Company Employee Housing Historic District in Jackson County, the Midway Methodist Church and Cemetery in Carroll County ...

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Grant awarded to renovate downtown property

MERIDIAN — With several historic county buildings downtown, Lauderdale County is likely to have its hands full when the time comes for renovations. Thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, a new study will show the county what it’s in for. The $108,000 grant will go toward a $135,000 study of five downtown buildings, with ...

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Officials decide against relocating historic bridge

VICKSBURG — Officials in Vicksburg are scrapping plans to move a 143-year-old bridge from one part of town to another. There had been talk of moving the Fairground Street Bridge to the site of the Lower Mississippi River Museum downtown. A project manager, Michael Renacker, says several contractors each quoted at least $10 million to move the bridge a mile ...

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The Cedars getting new location, new life

FULTON — Volunteers gathered this past weekend to move The Cedars, of the oldest surviving dwellings in Fulton. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports much time and effort are being put into moving the abandoned house a very short distance — about 200 yards. Its current location on Main Street in Fulton is property owned by Fulton United Methodist Church, ...

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Winds cause collapse of historic Red Barn

ROLLING FORK — The US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District (Corps) has been notified by local officials in Rolling Fork that the south wall of the structure commonly referred to as the Red Barn collapsed. This also caused the barn roof to collapse. Corps historic preservation specialists, architects and archaeologists have been in consultation with the State Historic Preservation ...

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