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Developer wants to build townhouses near Forks of the Road

NATCHEZ — A developer wants to construct townhomes on land located next to the Forks of the Road historic site. The Natchez Democrat reports the Planning Commission voted 5-2 in January to approve a site plan for the 26-unit affordable townhouse development. Charter Companies of Oxford is the developer. Alderman Ernest “Tony” Fields says he is working with developers to ...

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Delta city gets grants to renovate historic train station

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has received funds to refurbish the historic train depot. The Delta Democrat Times reports a grant of $400,000 came from the Mississippi Department of Transportation and a $135,000 grant came from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission, says the building was ...

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Steamboat travel returns to river with American Queen launch

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The churning red paddlewheel propels the pearl-white steamboat along the wide Mississippi River, like a slow-moving time machine through a slice of Americana that harks back to Mark Twain and the history, culture and commerce of the 19th century. Inside the six-level steamboat, passengers enjoy tea time in the ladies’ parlor, rousing musical shows in the Grand ...

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Bank to take over historic Monmouth in foreclosure proceedings

NATCHEZ — United Mississippi Bank was expected to assume ownership of historic Monmouth today in foreclosure proceedings. Warren Reuther, president of New Orleans Hotel Consultants, said his company has met with bank representatives about the possibility of managing Monmouth. Reuther said the bank intends to do everything they can to keep Monmouth open because of the vital role the property ...

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Plans begin for Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area

STONEVILLE — The board of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area has begun its planning phase. The board announced it had begun planning at a public meeting in Stoneville. Almost 600 individuals and organizations, representing a broad cross section of the Delta’s museums, interpretive centers, tourism agencies, elected officials and educators were invited to attend. The team of professional planners ...

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