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Owners of fire-damaged building win approval for new roof

The owners of a historic Mississippi building which burned in a September fire have approval to put a new roof on the structure. The Natchez Democrat reports that the Natchez Preservation Commission has approved plans for a different roof than the red-tiled one that traditionally topped the Prentiss Club. The 113-year-old building, built to house a men’s club, was heavily ...

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Report: Mississippi city broke law in closed garbage talks

A hearing officer says a southwest Mississippi city government violated the state’s open meetings law in reviewing potential garbage collection contracts behind closed doors. The finding against the Natchez mayor and aldermen was released Friday. The board could face a $500 fine for the violation, but lawyer Leonard Van Slyke tells The Natchez Democrat that such fines are rare on first offense. ...

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Mississippi mayor says city needs development director

A Mississippi mayor says their city needs an economic development director to enhance its downtown area. Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell and City Planner Riccardo Giani said Wednesday that a downtown development director could be the catalyst that moves the area forward. The Natchez Democrat reports downtown business owners have been calling for a director. The mayor says he plans to request that ...

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Rural hospital in north Mississippi sold to new owner

A rural hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been sold by one Tennessee company to another. Northwest Mississippi Medical Center, in Clarksdale, has 181 beds. Community Health Systems, Inc., based in Franklin, Tennessee, said in a news release that one of its subsidiaries completed the sale of the hospital Nov. 1 to Curea (CURE-a) Health, based in Clinton, Tennessee. Curea ...

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Hotel Vue names new food & beverage director

Charles Weber was recently name Food & Beverage Director for the Hotel Vue and The Pilot House Restaurant in Natchez. Weber has more than 30 years experience in the food and beverage industry. His primary responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of The Pilot House and catering functions for Hotel Vue.

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Biofuel company announces plans for Mississippi refinery

A British company aims to build a $300 million refinery in southwest Mississippi to turn wood into the equivalent of diesel or jet fuel. Velocys announced Friday that it signed an option for a 100-acre (40-hectare) site in Natchez. Chandler Russ of economic development agency Natchez Inc. says Velocys plans 40 refinery jobs averaging $100,000 yearly in pay and benefits, ...

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Natchez a winner in tri- and bi-centennial roulette

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Natchez’ 300th birthday last year was big for the antebellum tourist destination on the Mississippi. Next year, the city of 15,000 is counting on a fair number of travelers making their way to New Orleans for its tricentennial celebration. “We have three historic communities in the Deep South that are two years apart on their 300th ...

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Developer could reopen Natchez hotel, scrap apartment plan

NATCHEZ — The tallest building in Natchez could once again become a hotel. A developer tells the Natchez Board of Aldermen that he may reopen the former Eola Hotel instead of converting it into apartments. The Natchez Democrat reports owner Robert Lubin was asked to appear Tuesday by Mayor Darryl Grennell to discuss concerns about the empty building’s condition. Lubin ...

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Natchez-Adams County school leaders talk costs new school

The Natchez-Adams School District superintendent says costs for a new high school were cut from $42 million to $22 million mainly by decreasing the size of the proposed facility. The Natchez Democrat reports the district’s architecture firm, M3A of Jackson, presented plans for a two-story high school to go next to the current high school at a cost of $22 ...

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