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National Heritage Area Designation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 14, 2009
Contact:  Kent Bain, (662) 844-1276 OR Bobby King, (662) 844-1277
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Senator Wicker Announces Designation of Mississippi Hills
National Heritage Area

Tupelo, Miss. – Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) officially announced the federal designation of the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area today at the BancorpSouth Convention Center in Tupelo.

“Gaining national heritage area designation for the Mississippi Hills will boost our state’s economy by increasing tourism opportunities,” Senator Wicker said.  “There are unique stories of cultural and historical significance all across Northeast Mississippi. I am glad this cultural history is being recognized by Congress so that this area of Mississippi can be promoted and shared with a larger audience.”  

The boundaries of the 30-county Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area are Interstate 55, Miss. Highway 14, and the Tenn. and Ala. state lines. The Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance (MHHAA) is the coordinating entity for the heritage area and will be working with communities across the region to develop a management plan. 

The Mississippi Hills join a network of 48 other National Heritage Areas across the country, which are charged with preserving, conserving and interpreting some of America’s greatest treasures.

For more information, please contact MHHAA project coordinator Kent Bain at (662) 844-1276, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or program manager Bobby King at (662) 844-1277, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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