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Clarksdale’s Saf-T-Cart having growth spurt, adding 20 jobs

Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel welding carts that transport and store oxygen and acetylene tanks, is expanding in Clarksdale to meet production demands. The company of 55 workers will add 20 workers with the expansion. The project represents a company investment of $240,000 as well as $300,000 in Mississippi Development Authority-sponsored Community Development Block Grant (CBG) funds for improvements to the ...

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Casino's foreclosure sale postponed; Bally agrees to discuss unpaid debt

VICKSBURG — Bally Gaming Inc. and the owners of Vicksburg’s Grand Station Casino have agreed to discuss unpaid $3 million debt. Vicksburg City Attorney Lee Thames tells the Vicksburg Post the foreclosure sale of the Grand Station Casino scheduled for yesterday has been postponed indefinitely. The casino was expected to be sold to settle all or part of an unpaid ...

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Chromcraft Revington acquires California-based business

SENATOBIA — Chromcraft Revington Inc. has acquired Executive Office Concepts, Compton, Calif., for an undisclosed sum. Executive Office Concepts (EOC) has been in the seating and casegoods business for four decades. EOC was founded by Richard L. Sinclair, who got his start in the furniture industry working his way through college. He has been the president and CEO and active ...

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Ex-state auditor: Lott's call to Delaughter 'pretty stupid'

OXFORD — A former associate of imprisoned attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has testified he opposed bribing a Hinds County judge because a friend of the jurist was feeding them information on a civil lawsuit over legal fees. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the testimony of Steve Patterson, a former state auditor, came Monday in federal court in Oxford. Testimony ...

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Federal OK for river turbines could be delayed by ongoing study

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Federal approval for a pair of power-generating turbines in the Mississippi River near Vicksburg will take a bit longer than expected due to ongoing study, according to developers. Free Flow Power Corp., based in Gloucester, Mass., has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for licenses to place the large propellers at 23 sites in Mississippi River ...

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City officials say residents would benefit from annexation

PASS CHRISTIAN — Two Pass Christian officials say that residents in a proposed annexation area in Harrison County would benefit from city services and discounts on insurance. The Sun Herald reports the trial in which Pass Christian is attempting to annex 5.4 miles of the Pineville-Cuevas community in the county is expected to last two weeks. The city said it ...

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Saf-T-Cart expanding operations for second time in five years

CLARKSDALE — Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel welding carts and storage products for various commercial and industrial applications, is expanding its operations in Clarksdale in order to accommodate an increase in production, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The project represents a company investment of $240,000 and will create 20 new jobs. The company currently employs 55 workers. “Saf-T-Cart is ...

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Aldermen quiet on outcome of closed-door meeting about Davis' credit card

SOUTHAVEN — The Southaven Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to take action on the state auditor’s request that they review Mayor Greg Davis’ city-issued credit card. But only the dozen or so people in a two-hour closed-door meeting know exactly what that action was because city officials refused to release any information on the matter. The Commercial Appeal reports the ...

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Groups voice opposition to immigration enforcement legislation

JACKSON — Four influential groups in Mississippi say they’re opposing an immigration enforcement bill because of unanswered questions about how it would affect police agencies and local government. The Associated Press obtained a letter sent to senators yesterday by the heads of the Mississippi Municipal League and the associations of sheriffs, police chiefs and county supervisors. The letter raises questions ...

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State Senate passes first version of budget bills

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate yesterday passed its first version of budget bills. Lawmakers still face several weeks of work as they decide how much money state programs will receive during the 2013 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The House passed its own first draft of budget bills last week. Each chamber proposes spending about $5.6 billion in state ...

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