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Health and safety conditions worsen in US-subsidized housing

In this city known for pre-Civil War mansions, a young mother shared a government-funded apartment with her three small children and a legion of cockroaches. They lurked in the medicine cabinet, under the refrigerator, behind a picture on the wall. The mother nudged a bedroom dresser and more roaches skittered away as her 2-year-old son stomped on them. It was ...

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Natchez paper manufacturer fined more than $300,000

NATCHEZ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited von Drehle Corp. – a paper products manufacturer – for several workplace safety hazards that put employees at risk of injury at its facility in Natchez, Mississippi. The paper manufacturer faces $303,657 in penalties, including one for the maximum amount allowed by law. An OSHA inspection ...

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Owners of fire-damaged building win approval for new roof

The owners of a historic Mississippi building which burned in a September fire have approval to put a new roof on the structure. The Natchez Democrat reports that the Natchez Preservation Commission has approved plans for a different roof than the red-tiled one that traditionally topped the Prentiss Club. The 113-year-old building, built to house a men’s club, was heavily ...

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Mississippi reports 6 more West Nile virus cases for 2018

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming six more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s 2018 total to 13 so far. Two new cases were reported in Hinds County. Reporting single cases were Adams, Forrest, Marion and Oktibbeha counties. Seven previous cases were reported in Copiah, Hinds, Itawamba and Pearl River counties. Mississippi reported 63 West Nile ...

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Adams County looks at refinancing bond debt

The proposed refinancing of some bond debt would save Adams County about $25,000 a year. The Natchez Democrat reports that the Board of Supervisors got the news last week. Supervisors heard from Duncan-Williams Investment Bankers representatives. The county is considering refinancing a 2013 bond used to purchase the former International Paper site for industrial development purposes. Board of Supervisors President Mike Lazarus ...

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Developer could reopen Natchez hotel, scrap apartment plan

NATCHEZ — The tallest building in Natchez could once again become a hotel. A developer tells the Natchez Board of Aldermen that he may reopen the former Eola Hotel instead of converting it into apartments. The Natchez Democrat reports owner Robert Lubin was asked to appear Tuesday by Mayor Darryl Grennell to discuss concerns about the empty building’s condition. Lubin ...

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Natchez-Adams County school leaders talk costs new school

The Natchez-Adams School District superintendent says costs for a new high school were cut from $42 million to $22 million mainly by decreasing the size of the proposed facility. The Natchez Democrat reports the district’s architecture firm, M3A of Jackson, presented plans for a two-story high school to go next to the current high school at a cost of $22 ...

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Adams County officials agree to pay missing retirement funds

Adams County supervisors have agreed to pay retirement benefits to former hospital employees. The Natchez Democra reports that the Adams County Board of Supervisors agreed on Monday to pay the Mississippi Public Employee Retirement System nearly $450,000. The decision has come two years after the Natchez Regional Medical Center filed for bankruptcy and missed payments to PERS. Medical center employees ...

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Natchez receives 28 applications for convention director

Nearly 30 candidates have applied to be the next director of the Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mayor Darryl Grennell tells The Natchez Democrat 28 applications have been submitted and are currently being reviewed by the committee charged with vetting applicants. The director position was left vacant after former director Kevin Kirby was terminated in April following ongoing personnel issues ...

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