- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - Aberdeen city leaders want to teaching local residents about healthier eating and they will use an old railroad depot to do that.

Main Street manager Ann Tackett told WTVA-TV in Tupelo (http://bit.ly/1qNTXLx ) the initial plan is to turn the depot into a cannery so that people can learn about healthy eating. Then it will be turned into a farmers market so that farmers can bring fresh produce into the city.

“We think it could make us a healthier community,” Tackett said.

Tackett said once Main Street get possession of the building, they don’t plan to waste any time getting it up and running.

“It should strengthen our downtown area with trade and traffic,” Tackett said.

She said the project would keep more of the city’s money local.

Tackett said they plan to start renovating the depot within the next year.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com

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