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Mississippi charter school board rejects Natchez school plan

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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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Company: Natchez recycling plant to open in month

  MBJ staff and wire 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 told The Natchez Democrat the company has moved the equipment from its first ...

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American Queen to dock in Greenville through '18

GREENVILLE — The American Queen, which last month took on Greenville as a regular port of call, has extended the relationship another three years. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the city council has signed off on the long-term docking agreement with the flagship of Memphis, Tennessee-based American Queen Steamboat Co. The American Queen so far has docked in Greenville twice with ...

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Adams Co. ponders retirement fix for ex-hospital employees

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors are working on a solution to the problem of unpaid retirement benefits for former Natchez Regional Medical Center employees. The Natchez Democrat reports that when the county-owned hospital filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2014, one of the unsecured creditors in the filing was the Public Employees Retirement System. One proposal is for the county ...

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Statue depicts famous duel that originated 'Bowie knife'

NATCHEZ — A statue depicting a famous duel that resulted in the “Bowie knife” being coined is now on display at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center. The Natchez Democrat reports that Bowie’s Tavern owner Michael Worley acquired the statue after it was featured in the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. The statue, sculpted by Tennessee and Nevada based sculptor ...

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New owner to begin major renovations at Natchez Regional

NATCHEZ — Construction plans have been finalized and Natchez Regional Medical Center needs a final bureaucratic nod before work can begin to bring Natchez’s two hospitals together. Hospital Chief Executive Officer Eric Robinson tells The Natchez Democrat code approval can take up to 30 days, so he expects the hospital will hear from the state during the month of April. NRMC ...

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Natchez mayor undergoes heart surgery in Louisiana

NATCHEZ — Natchez Mayor Butch Brown is recovering from triple bypass heart surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Brown’s wife, Shields Brown, tells The Natchez Democrat that the surgery was performed Monday. Alderwoman Joyce ArceneauxMathis, who serves as mayor pro tempore, will handle any duties necessary in Brown’s absence. Brown served as ...

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Adams County supervisors memorialize fallen soldier

NATCHEZ — Adams County will memorialize one of its fallen sons with a roadway dedicated in his honor. The Natchez Democrat reports the Adams County Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution to designate Green Acres Road as the Christopher Shaw Memorial Byway. Shaw, a Natchez native, was a U.S. Army sergeant first class when he was killed at 37 ...

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