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Natchez welcomes second casino, new businesses and attractions

NATCHEZ — It’s currently a mixed bag businesswise for this historic city that majestically sits 200 feet above the Mississippi River on the highest promontory north of the Gulf of Mexico. Community leaders are optimistic and concerned at the same time. Two years older than New Orleans, Natchez is the commercial, retail and medical center for a 50-mile radius. The ...

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Hattiesburg caterer provides home cooking at Camp Shelby

HATTIESBURG — Food at Camp Shelby is taking on a definite downhome flavor. With Hattiesburg-based M&B Catering feeding the thousands of troops flowing through the Forrest County military facility for training, there will probably be no complaints foodwise. Tasty entrees like baked and fried chicken, meatloaf, rib eye steaks, lasagna, roast lamb and barbecue ribs teamed with Southern vegetables and ...

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Sobering study: South could fall even more behind

“The only road out of poverty leads by the schoolhouse.” That is the quote by former Mississippi Gov. William Winter featured on the cover of the new State of the South 2004 report by the non-profit group MDC (Making a Difference in Communities) Inc. The State of the South report predicts that the region could fall even more behind economically ...

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