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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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Main Street names board

A new member has been added to the board of directors of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA). Lise Foy of Canton has been elected to serve a two-year term as a managers’ representative on the statewide board. Foy is the executive director of the Canton Chamber Main Street Association. She was nominated and elected to serve on the MMSA ...

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Davis wins scholarship

Rebecca Davis of Pascagoula was presented with the 2012 Charles O. Beasley Scholarship Award at the Mississippi Main Street Association’s (MMSA’s) 2011 Annual Awards Meeting and Luncheon held recently at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. This special award recognizes a Main Street Manager who has shown outstanding service to his or her community and program. The award is a ...

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Mississippi Main Street honors Pascagoula’s Davis

The work of Rebecca Davis in helping Pascagoula gain new life after the destruction of Katrina won her Mississippi Main Street Association’s Charles O. Beasley Scholarship Award, an annual honor that goes to a Main Street manager who has shown outstanding service to the community and program. Davis received the award at the Mississippi Main Street Association’s 2011 Annual Awards ...

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Miller helps build the Columbus downtown one person at a time

To those that know her, Jan Miller does not just meet people – she meets friends. Miller admits that she’s never met a stranger. “I guess I get my personality from my mother,” said Miller, a district director for Mississippi Main Street Association whose territory covers almost half the state. “She worked for the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference for ...

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