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Molpus Woodlands agrees to buy timberland in Alabama

JACKSON — The timberland investment management firm Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC has, on behalf of a client, entered into an agreement to purchase approximately 73,000 acres of timberland located north, east and west of Birmingham, Ala. The close of the purchase is set to occur in installments starting in October 2013. Terms were not disclosed. The timberland, located in 13 ...

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Arlington owner makes surprise court appearance; pleads guilty

NATCHEZ — Historic Arlington owner Dr. Tom Vaughan of Jackson made a surprise appearance in Natchez Municipal Court and pleaded guilty to failure to maintain property. Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem Tony Heidelberg tells The Natchez Democrat Vaughan did not show up for his actual court date on July 1. Heidelberg said Vaughan told him Monday that he thought he ...

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New Orleans-based company buying bankrupt Monmouth

NATCHEZ — A New Orleans hotel management company is purchasing Monmouth, a historic plantation property. The Natchez Democrat reports New Orleans Hotel Consultants, a hotel management company, is taking over operations at Monmouth after United Mississippi Bank initiated foreclosure proceedings on the property Feb. 29. Warren Reuther, president of New Orleans Hotel Consultants, declined to say how much the property ...

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Owners of two historic tourist attractions file bankruptcy

NATCHEZ — An historic mansion and a tavern that has operate for decades in downtown Natchez have filed for bankruptcy protection from foreclosure. The Natchez Democrat reports both Monmouth Plantation and King’s Tavern remain open. Monmouth co-owner Ron Riches says the business filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week to avoid the foreclosure scheduled for this week. The Monmouth Plantation offers ...

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Ceres Plantation's future still in doubt

VICKSBURG — Denial of landmark status for the Ceres Plantation House means Warren County officials must decide whether to raze the structure or preserve it another way. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History trustees this past week rejected the application. With the landmark tag, any changes to the old house, parts of which date back to the 1830s, and ...

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