A new Mississippi city is now a part of the Mississippi Main Street Program

The city of Nettleton is now officially a Mississippi Main Street community. Businesses in Nettleton expect this to bring new life and business to the city.

Posted: Jul 7, 2020 9:31 PM
Updated: Jul 8, 2020 10:05 AM

NETTLETON, Miss. (WTVA) -- A new Mississippi city is now a part of the Mississippi Main Street Program.

The city will enjoy added recognition and monetary gains.

The city of Nettleton is now officially a Mississippi Main Street community. Businesses in Nettleton expect this to bring new life and business to the city.

City Clerk and Main Street Director Dana Burcham said the city needs some fixing up. She said Nettleton will now receive grants to help restore its downtown area.

“I think having the knowledge from Mississippi Main Street will be a big asset,” Burcham said. “Because we do need some things done to our downtown area, and having their staff is going to be a tremendous help.”

Burcham said she expects new life to come to Nettleton once it gets built up. She said the coronavirus has had lasting impacts on businesses around the town, but they’ve been able to reopen and seem to be doing quite well.

“A few of our, like hair salons, and stuff, it did have an impact on them, they had to close down, of course they lost some business doing that, but they’re up at full force now, so everything seems to be going pretty smooth,” Burcham said.

Burcham said she fully expects new businesses to give even more life to the town. Julie Raper is the owner of Shorty's Style Shop and Boutique. She said her salon is doing fine.

“It was very hard at first, and we were shut down for 5 weeks during that time, because that barber shop and hair salons were shut down, we’ve opened back up with restrictions, you know, with the executive order,” Raper said.

She said she thinks the money for city maintenance will be a wonderful thing for Nettleton.

“I think it’s going to bring more businesses, which more businesses bless others,” Raper said.

“We’re all about Nettleton, and I think it’s going to really help,” Raper said.

Burcham said giving downtown a facelift, as she called it, will help attract new businesses to the area. This in turn will attract more shoppers, which will help out every business in the area.

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