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Natchez mayor undergoes heart surgery in Louisiana

NATCHEZ — Natchez Mayor Butch Brown is recovering from triple bypass heart surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Brown’s wife, Shields Brown, tells The Natchez Democrat that the surgery was performed Monday. Alderwoman Joyce ArceneauxMathis, who serves as mayor pro tempore, will handle any duties necessary in Brown’s absence. Brown served as ...

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Adams County supervisors memorialize fallen soldier

NATCHEZ — Adams County will memorialize one of its fallen sons with a roadway dedicated in his honor. The Natchez Democrat reports the Adams County Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution to designate Green Acres Road as the Christopher Shaw Memorial Byway. Shaw, a Natchez native, was a U.S. Army sergeant first class when he was killed at 37 ...

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2014 a good year for filmmaking in Mississippi

COLUMBUS — In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi. “We had a rather remarkable year last year and we expect that to continue,” said Ward Emling, director of the Mississippi Film Office. While in the past, movies filmed in Mississippi were based on stories that took place ...

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Natchez hospital plan awaits state comment

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Hospital Company is awaiting a staff recommendation from the Mississippi Department of Health to approve or disapprove its application to make millions of dollars in renovations to Natchez Regional Medical Center. The Natchez Democrat reports the company applied in December for certificates of need to reopen the cardiac catheterization lab and expand the hospital’s emergency room, ...

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Von Drehle locates paper machine facility in Natchez.

NATCHEZ — Von Drehle, a paper products supplier, has broken ground on a paper machine facility in Natchez. The groundbreaking was held Monday. Von Drehle acquired the former Mississippi River Pulp facility in 2013. The project represents an estimated $100 million incorporate investment and will create at least 100 jobs with the potential to increase to 150 when completed. Von ...

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CRAFTING A BREWERY — Natchez Brewing Co. renovating historic downtown building

If their schedule holds, Pat and Lisa Miller will finally be able to take the word “home” out of the description of their brew before the summer ends. The husband-and-wife entrepreneurs have begun work on their new craft beer brewery, dubbed the Natchez Brewing Co., in an historic building in downtown Natchez. Renovations on the building at 413 Franklin St. ...

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Greenwood, McComb, Natchez, Oxford gain MDEQ grants

Special to the MBJ Four community projects in the state have been awarded Regional Recycling Cooperative Grants by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The more than $1 million in grants will be used to fund regional cooperative recycling projects in Greenwood, McComb, Natchez and Oxford. Each of the grant recipients, along with their partner communities, will use the grant ...

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5 must-see places to visit in Natchez

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Historic Homes Natchez is all about history and its preservation. There are more than 1,000 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a dozen or so designated as National Historic Landmarks. The gorgeous antebellum homes are remarkably preserved in spite of their ...

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