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Natchez sales tax collections drop off


NATCHEZ — Natchez sales tax collections dropped nearly 7 percent in August compared to 2014. But city officials say the drop may not be a reason to panic. Sales tax, a component of city revenue that in Natchez is highly linked to tourism, dropped to just under $447,000 in August 2015 from last year’s $479,000. City Clerk Donnie Holloway tells ...

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Merit Health Community campus in Natchez to close Nov. 11


NATCHEZ — The Merit Health network is closing its community campus in Natchez next month. The Nov. 11 closure comes as Merit Health Natchez finalizes a planned consolidation of the Natchez hospital market. Officials said this week the last day any new patients will be admitted to the Merit Health Natchez – Community Campus will be Nov. 8. Starting Nov. ...

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Group shows interest in Natchez depot


NATCHEZ — Natchez aldermen have signed a letter of intent that could put the renovation of the Broadway Street depot on a faster track. The Natchez Democrat reports the letter, presented by New Orleans Hotel Consultants President Warren Reuther, details interest in fully renovating the inside of the depot and later leasing the depot from the city after exterior renovations ...

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Dispute over Medicaid payments kicked back to chancery court


JACKSON — A long legal battle between the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and a dozen hospitals is headed back to chancery court. The dispute is about payments Medicaid made to the hospitals for outpatient services in 2001. Medicaid said in 2010 that it had mistakenly overpaid hospitals nine years earlier because it used an outdated payment formula. The hospitals, in ...

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Isle of Capri casino seeks to reduce boat value


NATCHEZ — Representatives from the Isle of Capri casino have asked the Adams County Board of Supervisors for a reduction of approximately $4.3 million in the assessed value of the casino’s dockside boat. The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1E0a5nU) the casino’s representative at the tax assessment objection hearing, Brian Brandstetter of Property Tax Service of Dallas, said the company agreed with ...

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Isle of Capri Casinos announces closure of Natchez casino


NATCHEZ — Isle of Capri Casinos has announced it is closing its casino in Natchez, one of the oldest gambling houses in Mississippi. St. Louis-based Isle of Capri has owned the Natchez property, a dockside casino with 520 slot machines and six table games, since 2000. The company says in a news release Tuesday it has agreed to sell its ...

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Adams County port to receive $552,000 grant

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams County Port will use a new $552,000 state grant to replace the northern wing of the port warehouse roof. The warehouse previously received a $954,000 grant to fix a portion of the roof. The new grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation will complete roof repairs, Port Director Anthony Hauer told The Natchez Democrat. “The roof ...

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Mississippi charter school board rejects Natchez school plan


JACKSON — Mississippi’s charter school agency rejected a Natchez charter school proposal Tuesday but voted to advance plans for two schools in Jackson proposed by RePublic Schools and could approve them in September. The Charter School Authorizer Board, meeting Tuesday in Laurel, said the plan for Phoenix Early College Charter School in Natchez didn’t meet its standards. “There were a ...

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Mississippi cities finding their place for growth

Tupelo was an early state leader in this movement when it received a grant in 1999 to develop Fairpark on what was once the county fairgrounds and extend the connection between downtown and Elvis Presley's birthplace. Fair Park incorporates businesses, restaurants, entertainment, retail shops and hotels. This view is from the rooftop of the Park Heights Restaurant.

By LYNN LOFTON  Cleveland, Water Valley, Tupelo, Columbus, Bay St. Louis, Natchez, Vicksburg, Ocean Springs — what do these Mississippi cities have in common? These are some of the municipalities that are good examples of the Main Street concept of placemaking. Public spaces in these towns have a real sense of place. They are designed to attract and serve people, ...

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Delta-Energy to begin operations in 5 weeks

NATCHEZ — Company officials say Delta-Energy should start operations in Natchez within a month to five weeks. The company announced plans in February to open a carbon solids and hydrocarbon recapturing facility on 30 acres of the former International Paper property. Delta-Energy’s John Rollins tells The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/1GTXbFq) the company has moved the equipment from its first plant in ...

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