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Small fire reported at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — A small fire shut down work in a portion of Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson Wednesday. Grand Gulf spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson tells the Vicksburg Post that there was no danger to workers or the public. Anderson says an unknown number of workers were forced to exit when a fire broke out in the condenser ...

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Supervisors tap Dollar

Adams County has hired a new road manager. The Natchez Democrat reports the Adams County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to hire Natchez public works director Robbie Dollar as the new county road manager. The position had been vacant since former road manager Curley Jones retired last fall. Sammy Lee Gaines has filled it in the interim.

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Casino revenue decline continues in November

Mississippi’s casinos won $165.8 million from gamblers in November, down nearly 8 percent from $179.6 million in 2010’s same month. The 19 river casinos won $84.7 million, down 10 percent from $93.9 million in November 2010, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $81.1 million, down 5 percent from $85.6 million the ...

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Roth Hill casino gets go-ahead in Natchez

In early 2008, developers of a planned casino on Natchez’s Roth Hill appeared before the Mississippi Gaming Commission and got site approval for the project. Almost four years and a few delays later, Premier Gaming Group received from the MGC at its October meeting permission to begin construction, said Allen Godfrey, the Commission’s executive director. Receiving permission to build means ...

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Train comes into the station

Elevance Renewable Sciences did not take the train to Natchez, but the short line railroad from Brookhaven had a lot do with the renewable chemicals company choosing Southwest Mississippi. Gov. Haley Barbour announced last Tuesday that Illinois-based Elevance had purchased the old Delta BioFuels facility at the Port of Natchez, and would retrofit and expand the 800,000-square-foot building, turning it ...

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Natchez escapes

Of the four major Mississippi River markets in the state, the City of Natchez has easily fared the best during the historic river flood. Other than the closure of the Isle of Capri Casino, all businesses – even the ones located on the banks of the river in the historic Under-the-Hill section – are not only unaffected by the floodwaters ...

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Novak recognized for environmental aviation

Natchez native and crop duster Casey Novak recently received an Applicators Conserving the Environment Award at the Mississippi Agricultural Aviators Association meeting for his work as an agriculture pilot at Ferriday (La.) Flying Service. The A.C.E Pilot Program was developed to recognize environmental stewards in the agriculture flying industry and to give other pilots incentives for being more environmentally friendly ...

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Hedging their bets

Natchez officials want audit of casino developers The group that wants to develop a greenfield space in Natchez into a riverfront casino feels pretty sure they have the financing in order to pull off the $45-million project. Natchez officials want to make doubly sure that’s the case. Aldermen voted Dec. 14 to have the city’s financial advisor conduct an audit of ...

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Natchez tourism tax falling short of expectations

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – The Natchez tourism tax is generating less revenue than expected, and that could mean a smaller marketing budget to try to lure more tourists to the city and its antebellum homes. Officials originally expected the $2 per room hotel tax to create about $600,000 in new revenue each year. A second estimate bumped that down to ...

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