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Mississippi mayor says city needs development director

A Mississippi mayor says their city needs an economic development director to enhance its downtown area. Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell and City Planner Riccardo Giani said Wednesday that a downtown development director could be the catalyst that moves the area forward. The Natchez Democrat reports downtown business owners have been calling for a director. The mayor says he plans to request that ...

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Natchez to take out emergency loan for payroll, bills

Natchez officials plan to borrow approximately $166,000 to cover expenses for payroll and bills this month. The Natchez Democrat reports the emergency loan is a change from the city’s original plan to ask Magnolia Bluffs Casino to pay in advance the $250,000 in remaining lease payments for the year or take out a three-month loan for the expenses. That plan ...

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Mississippi communities not eligible for federal flood aid

As thousands of south Louisiana flood victims apply for disaster assistance, residents of two Mississippi communities have been told they are not eligible for assistance. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokes tells The Natchez Democrat the damage in Crosby and Centreville wasn’t enough to meet the criteria for a federal declaration of disaster. Crosby Mayor William Hall said he is disappointed ...

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Mayor: Downtown Natchez needs planning, organization

Natchez’s downtown has attracted new businesses in recent years, but some are making moves to make the redevelopment of the historic business district a little more even and focused. Mayor Darryl Grennell tells The Natchez Democrat the city’s downtown area is very important, because it is one of the major magnets that can drive people into the city for tourism. ...

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Renovation of Natchez’s Eola Hotel delayed

Construction on the former Eola Hotel has been delayed by damage to the building, but work is expected to begin this fall. The historic Eola Hotel was purchased in 2014 by Virginia attorney Robert Lubin. His plans to renovate and transform the building into senior-living apartments were approved by the city in April. A draft of the construction plan was ...

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Ride not so ‘Wild’ for McComb realtor

>> Realtor has name to fit these heady times Right off the bat, Realtor Watkins Wild of McComb says it’s okay to call him by his nickname, “Noggin,” because that’s what everyone has called him all his life. As a successful Realtor and president of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR), he’s called Noggin and it fits his outgoing personality. ...

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