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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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More funding approved for historic street

COLUMBUS — Improvements on one of Columbus’ most famous streets will continue as more funding has been made available. The Commercial Dispatch reports the City Council has allocated $25,000 for improvement of Catfish Alley. Money for the project will come from remaining general obligation bond funds used for paving streets in the city’s six wards. “Catfish Alley is in my ...

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Historic Delta store reopens after renovations

ONWARD — The Onward Store is keeping alive the story of Teddy Roosevelt’s famous 1902 bear hunt as it has done for generations. The store, first opened in 1913, was closed in the spring to undergo renovation, according to the Vicksburg Post. It reopened over the weekend. A new addition is a back porch that overlooks cotton fields. A restaurant ...

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Group pushing for downtown to be declared historic

TUPELO — Officials are starting a campaign to have the downtown declared a national historic district. Officials with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that group will do a historic resources survey to see if the central business district has enough buildings to support the designation. Main Street went through the process in 1991 ...

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Choctaw Indians break ground for new retail complex

BOGUE CHITTO — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Big Creek General Store Sept. 22 in Bogue Chitto. The 5,200-square-foot retail facility will include a general store, fuel center, bait shop, laundromat, fitness center, ATM and a satellite first responder’s office to house security, police and emergency personnel. The center will also have a ...

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Work underway on transit complex, treatment plant

NATCHEZ — Work is underway at the site of the future Natchez transit facility. The Natchez Democrat reports crews with Paul Jackson Construction of Brookhaven are removing a fence, concrete slab and shed from the site, formerly the location of A-B Motor Company. The crews also have 7,000 yards of dirt that has to be removed from the site. The ...

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