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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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TanTec Leather to locate tannery operations in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec announce the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs. German-owned TanTec is recognized by the world’s top footwear brands as a supplier of ...

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Rosati, Goerger make news for U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Dr. Julie Dean Rosati, Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) manager for the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, was recently presented the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) Presidential Award for her work on behalf of America’s coasts. The nomination cites Rosati as “an exceptional public servant with a strong ...

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Alton J. Walters retires from Army Corps of Engineers

Alton J. Walters, chief engineer on the U.S. Army Corps-Vicksburg District’s Motor Vessel Benyaurd, has retired with over 39 years of service. Walters first began working for the Corps in 1974 as a tying tool mechanic on the Mat Sinking Unit where he also served as a diesel electric striker and a tying tool repairer leader. He then held the ...

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Fulbright promoted to executive chef at Ameristar

VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg announced Monday the promotion of Chef William Fulbright to Executive Chef. Chef Fulbright takes more than 24 years of culinary experience to his new role. He formerly worked at Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Mo., where he was chef at Horizon Buffet, Bugatti’s Italian Cafe and Roadhouse Restaurant. He also trained under celebrity chef, ...

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Corps allots more funding to projects in Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dedicate an additional $14.4 million to Mississippi this year to support additional dredging, flood control and other construction and maintenance projects, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to direct additional Mississippi River & Tributaries Project (MR&T), general construction, and operation and maintenance ...

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Julie Ford named sales, marketing manager at Vicksburg Convention Center

Julie Ford has been named the sales and marketing manager at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Ford has over 14 years of sales and marketing experience and 12-plus years in the tourism and hospitality industry. She was previously a part of the Vicksburg Convention Center team from 2002-2006. Ford most recently was the sales manager for the Jackson Convention Complex.

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Army Corps of Engineers' Butch Lutz inducted; Patricia Hemphill selected

Ernest W. “Butch” Lutz, Jr., chief of Internal Review at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, was named one of 12 distinguished Louisiana State University (LSU) alumni who were inducted into LSU’s military Hall of Honor this past fall. Lutz graduated from LSU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in history and was commissioned through ...

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Army Corps of Engineers’ Butch Lutz inducted; Patricia Hemphill selected

Ernest W. “Butch” Lutz, Jr., chief of Internal Review at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, was named one of 12 distinguished Louisiana State University (LSU) alumni who were inducted into LSU’s military Hall of Honor this past fall. Lutz graduated from LSU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in history and was commissioned through ...

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KEEPING OUR EYE ON — Vicksburg’s Kristi Hall

Vicksburg native Kristi Hall combines her dual passion for wetlands and geographic information systems (GIS) every day with her work as an ecologist and environmental consultant. Hall’s company specializes in wetlands, GIS analysis, threatened and endangered species surveys and National Environmental Policy Act documents. “We work with a network of small businesses throughout the Southeast to tackle any project, finding ...

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