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National Trust names Coast city as award winner

OCEAN SPRINGS — The National Trust for Historic Preservation has selected the city of Ocean Springs as a 2013 Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA) winner. Recognized as a leader in implementing the Main Street Four-Point Approach, embracing historic preservation practices and building strategic partnerships, Ocean Springs Main Street was honored at the annual National Main Streets Conference in New Orleans. The National ...

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City brings in tourism consultant, gears up for 300th anniversary

NATCHEZ — Tourism consultants will evaluate Natchez in coming months as the city gears up for 300th anniversary celebrations in 2016. Leaders hope the anniversary will boost the city’s tourism industry over a yearlong period, in part by creating new festivals or extending existing ones, reports The Natchez Democrat. Consultant Berkeley Young will examine the city’s convention and visitor bureau, ...

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Ground broken for public transit maintenance facility

CHOCTAW — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) have broken ground for the Choctaw Regional Maintenance Facility. The 13,960-square-foot comprehensive regional maintenance center will be constructed by the tribe on tribal lands. The facility will provide services for tribally owned transit vehicle, tribal fleet vehicles and other public transit operated vehicles located ...

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Demolition to begin at sites for retail center, casino

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville is clearing the way for another major retail center along Interstate 10 and a casino on Back Bay. A developer has acquired nearly 80 acres at the I-10 junction with Interstate 110. The homes and businesses there will come down by the end of the year and Mayor Rusty Quave tells The Sun Herald ...

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Old bowling alley getting new life as retail center

VICKSBURG — Crews are clearing away the old Red Carpet Lanes bowling alley to make way for a retailing center on Clay Street. The Vicksburg Post reports the sale of the property closed last week. The new owners are Baton Rouge, La.-based developers Michael and Mitch Kimble of Kimble Development. Four buildings are in the works for the site where ...

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City faces shortfall as tax collections continue to decline

COLUMBUS — Sales tax collections continue to lag behind last year’s revenue, raising questions about whether the city will have to amend its budget or dip into reserves to make up the difference. The Commercial Dispatch reports January revenue was reported at about $626,000, a drop of more than $24,000 from the same period in 2012. Year-to-date sales tax collections ...

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Council action clears way for major mall redevelopment

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a development and reimbursement agreement that would allow plans for the Singing River Mall to proceed. With the approval of the agreement between the city, Wal-Mart, Singing River Mall and SM Properties Gautier LLC, mall developers can now begin the design of the open-air mall. The Sun Herald reports the mall developer ...

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Mall redevelopment will mean massive demolition

GAUTIER — The redeveloped Singing River Mall will be an open-air shopping center that requires demolition of about 250,000 square feet of existing space. That’s according to an agreement on the city council’s agenda last week. The Mississippi Press reports the proposed agreement points to a 350,000-square-foot high-quality mixed-use development with anchor, junior anchor and smaller commercial businesses, office buildings, ...

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Mall gets new name while still under construction

PEARL — Mississippi’s largest outlet shopping center is currently under construction and will be known by a new name — Outlets of Mississippi. The 325,000-square-foot value retail center, formerly known as The Outlets of Bloomfield, will be located in the city of Pearl. “The new name reflects the sense of pride our new outlet shopping destination will bring not only ...

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Old depot to begin new life as shopping destination this week

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport is trying to turn what was once a busy train depot into a shopping destination. The historic old train depot in downtown Gulfport stopped operating in the early 1950s. Since then, it has served as a temporary site for a restaurant and a museum. The city spent about half a million dollars bringing the ...

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