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About Our Organization

Main Street establishes and fosters a cooperative partnership among downtown groups and individuals.


Main Street encourages enhancement of the visual qualities of downtown that make a unique place to shop, work, or live.


Main Street organizes and supports many diverse activites in the downtown area-drawing residents and tourists to enjoy the distinctive atmosphere.

Economic Restructuring

Main Street offers assistance to local businesses with seminars covering a variety of topics and works to recruit the services and products necessary to meet the needs of the community.


  • Assisted in listing the Ripley Historic district in the National Register of historic places.
  • Helped with compiling information for the Historic Resource Inventory
  • Helped to develop contents for the Ripley Design Guidelines.
  • Helped to develop Ripley as a Certified Local Government.
  • Helped establish the Local Tax Abatement Program
  • Received 2005 nomination for the Tippah County Jail to 10 Most Endangered Places from The Mississippi Heritage Trust.
  • Received funding from Mississippi Archives and History for the Community Heritage Preservation Grant Program-Round IV for the restoration of the Tippah County Jail.
  • Received funding from the Mississippi Arts Commision "Building Funds for the Arts" for the renovation of the Old Dixie Theatre.
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