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Main Street Mississippi elects members to its board of directors

Mark Loughman of Gulfport-based Mississippi Power has been elected the 2014-2015 president of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) board of directors. He has served as treasurer and vice president on the executive committee since joining the board in 2011. New officers include: past president Joey Hudnall of Neel-Schaffer in Jackson; president Loughman; and president-elect Suzanne Smith of Renasant Bank ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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39 Mississippi cities gain Main Street accreditation

Special to the MBJ Thirty-nine Mississippi cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, according to a news release by the Mississippi Main Street Association. The cities are Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, ...

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MMSA to welcome 'Small Town, Miss.' as new member

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will welcome a new member next week, and the community that is joining might come as a surprise to many. On Feb. 13, the MMSA will designate the City of Small Town, Miss., an official Mississippi Main Street Community. The designation ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at the ...

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Event looks to put businesses in vacant downtown buildings

Two economic development organizations and a public university have teamed up for an event aimed at matching businesses with available sites in Natchez. On Nov. 9, “Possibilities Tour: Turning Deserted Spaces into Dynamic Places” will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Natchez, and will showcase 12 vacant buildings on Main and Franklin streets that are available for sale ...

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MMSA chooses leaders

Ellen Russell of Pontotoc and Mickey Howley of Water Valley have been elected by fellow Main Street managers and members to the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) board of directors. Russell has been elected to serve for the first time and replaces Lise Foy of Canton. Howley has been re-elected to serve another term on the statewide board. Russell has ...

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The "jewel" of Main Street

Bob Wilson, executive director, Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA), said Clinton is really one of the “jewels” of the Main Street program. “There are a lot of things that figure into its success,” Wilson said. “From the beginning, Main Street Clinton was fortunate to have a very supportive mayor and city council. Mayor Rosemary Aultman realized that Main Street is ...

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Officers, directors seated

The Mississippi Main Street Association has formally welcomed new officers and members to the state board of directors. The following are new officers of the MMSA board for 2012-2014: president Barry Plunkett of B. Plunkett & Associates Inc. in Jackson; president-elect Joey Hudnall of Neel-Schaffer in Jackson; treasurer Mark Loughman of Mississippi Power in Gulfport; and, chairman Randy Burchfield of ...

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Old Pascagoula High lives on as senior housing

Time may not have always been on developer Steve Nail’s side in his 14-year quest to transform the 74-year-old Pascagoula High School into Bayside Village Senior Apartments. But it certainly came to his aid June 21. At mid morning, he flew from Jackson to Pascagoula for the ribbon-cutting for Bayside Village. After the ceremony at which he delivered the news ...

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Water Valley Main Street director spurs action

A self-described whiz at “aggravating” townsfolk and getting under their skin to enlist help putting projects in motion is the top Main Street director in Mississippi. Mickey Howley took Mississippi Main Street’s Charles O. Beasley Scholarship Award home to Water Valley for his lead role bringing life back to the former railroad town 14 miles south of Oxford. The New ...

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