Hometown advantage

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 1, 2003

Kim Downey of Natchez shops in One of a Kind Thursday with her guest, Shelly Bedingfield, from Seattle, Wash. Merchants say they appreciate the business from tourists and visitors but that the hometown shoppers are vital to the success of their businesses. A push to make local shoppers aware of the role they play will begin soon in Natchez, Vidalia, La., and Ferriday, La.

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