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Natchez aldermen to hear Eola Hotel appeal

NATCHEZ — Developers of the former Eola Hotel building are expected to appear before the Natchez Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. Interim City Planner Riccardo Giani and the Natchez Planning Commission denied renovation plans for the first floor of the hotel last month. The developers, including the building’s owner, Robert Lubin, hope to renovate the historic hotel into upscale senior ...

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Financial audit for Natchez nearly 8 months overdue

NATCHEZ — Natchez’s annual financial audit for the 2013-2014 fiscal year is nearly eight months overdue. The records for the 2013-2014 fiscal year didn’t reach independent auditor Deanne Tanksley’s office until Aug. 2015, The Natchez Democrat reported. Each year, the city is expected to send its financial records to Tanksley when the fiscal year ends in September. Assistant city clerk ...

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Lonely Planet names Natchez as the No. 2 destination in America

Lonely Planet says, in America, only Philadelphia is a better place to visit than Natchez. The company known for its travel guides says in its Tuesday announcement that Natchez, at the beginning of the Natchez Trace parkway “is the state’s cycling and recreational jewel.” Some 668 antebellum homes pepper the oldest civilized settlement on the Mississippi River (beating New Orleans by two years). ...

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Natchez sales tax collections drop off

NATCHEZ — Natchez sales tax collections dropped nearly 7 percent in August compared to 2014. But city officials say the drop may not be a reason to panic. Sales tax, a component of city revenue that in Natchez is highly linked to tourism, dropped to just under $447,000 in August 2015 from last year’s $479,000. City Clerk Donnie Holloway tells ...

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Group shows interest in Natchez depot

NATCHEZ — Natchez aldermen have signed a letter of intent that could put the renovation of the Broadway Street depot on a faster track. The Natchez Democrat reports the letter, presented by New Orleans Hotel Consultants President Warren Reuther, details interest in fully renovating the inside of the depot and later leasing the depot from the city after exterior renovations ...

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Isle of Capri casino seeks to reduce boat value

NATCHEZ — Representatives from the Isle of Capri casino have asked the Adams County Board of Supervisors for a reduction of approximately $4.3 million in the assessed value of the casino’s dockside boat. The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1E0a5nU) the casino’s representative at the tax assessment objection hearing, Brian Brandstetter of Property Tax Service of Dallas, said the company agreed with ...

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