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New bypass could open before Christmas

CANTON — State transportation officials hope to have a ribbon-cutting before Christmas on a $19.3-million bypass to ease traffic rolling through the heart of historic Canton. The 3.5-mile, four-lane road will connect to the Nissan Parkway at U.S. Highway 51 north of the Nissan plant and run northeast to Mississippi Highway 43. Construction on the new three-mile road started last ...

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Historic building to be razed after damage from Isaac

PASCAGOULA — Hurricane Isaac has done irreparable damage to the Brumfield’s Building, a fixture in downtown Pascagoula since the 1920s. A spokesman for the family said a contractor has been selected and the building will be torn down, once the city has been consulted and all requirements and considerations met. Losing the building will knock a hole in the structural ...

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Port City's downtown district makes National Register

GREENVILLE — Greenville’s downtown historic district is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission, tells the Delta Democrat Times the listing comes after more than two years of work. “It took a long time, a lot of work, a lot of community participation and a lot ...

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Want a bridge? MDOT offering historic one

LAFAYETTE COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is offering the Mississippi Highway 7 Tallahatchie River Steel Truss Bridge in Lafayette County to the public for relocation, preservation, and maintenance. Built in 1953, the three-span structure has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge will soon be replaced and because of its historic status ...

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Partners plan for redevelopment of warehouse row

CORINTH — A block of old warehouse buildings is getting a makeover in a redevelopment plan by a partnership in Corinth. The Daily Corinthan reports Trey Albright and Stuart Green recently acquired the buildings in the 100 block of Wick Street, along with several buildings in the area, with plans to renovate them for rent. Albright and Green have collaborated ...

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More funding approved for historic street

COLUMBUS — Improvements on one of Columbus’ most famous streets will continue as more funding has been made available. The Commercial Dispatch reports the City Council has allocated $25,000 for improvement of Catfish Alley. Money for the project will come from remaining general obligation bond funds used for paving streets in the city’s six wards. “Catfish Alley is in my ...

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Historic Delta store reopens after renovations

ONWARD — The Onward Store is keeping alive the story of Teddy Roosevelt’s famous 1902 bear hunt as it has done for generations. The store, first opened in 1913, was closed in the spring to undergo renovation, according to the Vicksburg Post. It reopened over the weekend. A new addition is a back porch that overlooks cotton fields. A restaurant ...

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'Cruisin' the Coast' sets new record for registered cars

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — An annual celebration of classic cars and hot rods on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has reached a milestone with more than 6,000 cars registered to take part. The 16th annual “Cruisin’ the Coast” event, which wrapped up Sunday, surpassed 6,000 last Friday. Event organizers say one reason Cruisin’ the Coast is gaining popularity is that participants ...

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Brothers have no plans to reopen historic plant

PASCAGOULA — The brothers who own the Pascagoula Ice and Freezer Co. say they have no plans to reopen the site, which burned in February. The Sun Herald reports the business is owned by three brothers, Andre, Warren and David Gautier. Andre Gautier moved the shrimp-processing segment to Mobile, Ala. Warren Gautier retired, and David Gautier is looking at other ...

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Vandals wreck foundation's office — take nothing

NATCHEZ — Would-be thieves burglarized and vandalized the Historic Natchez Foundation’s office over the weekend. Executive Director Mimi Miller said she received a call at 12:10 a.m. Saturday. When she arrived, Miller told The Natchez Democrat she found where the vandals had thrown a potted plant from the HNF’s front porch through a window, scattering glass and dirt across the ...

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