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2 radio stations in Mississippi are being sold

Two radio stations that broadcast in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana are in the process of being sold to an African American businessperson. Diana Nutter of Natchez is one of the current owners of WMIS-1240 AM and WTYJ-97.7 FM. She told the Natchez Democrat that the stations are most widely used to broadcast local announcements and gospel and R&B music. Nutter said ...

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Mississippi trucking, equipment facility to create 22 jobs

A new trucking and equipment facility coming to a south Mississippi city is expected to bring about 22 jobs to the area. Stribling Equipment is partnering with Empire Trucks to expand their facility in Natchez, officials for Natchez Inc. announced on Monday. The new, 36,000-square-foot (3,345-square-meter) building will include sales, parts and service for equipment companies such as John Deere ...

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Mississippi city mayor says won’t seek another term in 2020

The mayor of one Mississippi city says he will not seek a second term in 2020. Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell made the announcement during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday evening. The Natchez Democrat reports that Grennell said the ceremony was bittersweet because it was the last tree lighting he would attend as mayor. Afterward, he confirmed to the newspaper that he ...

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Major New Orleans hotel group buys historic Mississippi home

One of New Orleans’ largest hotel groups has announced its purchase of a historic mansion in a Mississippi city. The Natchez Democrat reports the J Collection said in a statement Monday that it had acquired the Natchez landmark, mansion Dunleith. The newspaper says United Mississippi Bank had owned Dunleith since it foreclosed on the property earlier this year when the former owner ...

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Natchez plant invests $3 million, adds 20 jobs

Great River Industries is expanding its operations in Natchez. The project is a $3 million corporate investment and will create 20 jobs. “Great River Industries’ prime location along the Mississippi River in Natchez allows the company unobstructed port access so its employees can quickly ship products to market, enabling the company to remain competitive in today’s demanding economy,” Gov. Phil ...

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Jones Lumber plans $18 million expansion in Natchez, adding 35 jobs

MBJ staff Jones Lumber Co. is expanding its Mississippi grade-lumber operations with an $18-million corporate investment in Natchez that will create 35 jobs. Jones Lumber has operations in locations throughout Mississippi, all of which produce hardwood mats. In January 2018, the company acquired the former Rives and Reynolds lumber mill in Natchez, where it will specialize in grade lumber. Jones ...

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Residents in 1 Mississippi county owe over $2M in trash fees

A Mississippi county is looking at ways to hold residents accountable for more than $2 million owed in outstanding garbage collection fees. The Natchez Democrat reports Adams County property owners collectively owe the sum to the local government, but the county is legally required to continue providing trash pickup service anyway. Administrator Joe Murray says the garbage collection fee per household is ...

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Mississippi band plays impromptu show from hot air balloon

A Mississippi band playing at Natchez’s annual hot air balloon festival played an impromptu concert from a balloon soaring above the festival site. Two members of hometown band Bishop Gunn went for their first ride in a hot air balloon Saturday. To celebrate the occasion, the Natchez Democrat reports that lead singer Travis McCready and guitarist Drew Smithers played a guitar and ...

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Mississippi city rejects mental health facility despite need

Officials in southwest Mississippi have denied a rezoning request for a mental health facility, despite complaints that the area is underserved. Natchez aldermen on Tuesday unanimously rejected rezoning property to allow a crisis stabilization unit, a small mental hospital meant to keep people from being sent to faraway state hospitals or jail. Opponents said the facility is inappropriate for a ...

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Love in stitches: Mayor uses hobby to help cancer patients

Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell has a special hobby perhaps few people know about. In his spare time, Grennell crochets beanies for cancer patients. Each beanie takes Grennell between two and three hours to make, Grennell said, adding he usually makes two or three beanies every week to take to the Natchez Oncology Clinic on Jeff Davis Boulevard. “I’ll put on ...

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