Posts Tagged ‘Closing’

River stage forces closure of waters to oystermen

by MBJ Staff Published: December 20,2012

Tags: agency, Closing, closure, commercial fisherman, fishing, law, oyster, oysterman, regulation, river, seafood, shellfish, state, waters, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has closed Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, Area II “B” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters due to the Pearl River stage exceeding the 10-foot management plan criteria for these areas. This includes: • […] [...]

State plans to demand refund from Handy Hardware

Handy Hardware, a Texas-based hardware store cooperative, plans to close its two-year-old Meridian warehouse on Dec. 31, laying off 109 workers. The Mississippi Business Journal earlier reported the facility was closing after receiving a release from the Office of Mayor in Meridian. Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Dan Turner said the state contributed a $3.6 million […] [...]

Apparel company now says it will layoff workers, not close plants

COLUMBUS — An apparel company that’s losing a military contract to the federal prison system says it plans to lay off 50 workers in Alabama and Mississippi rather than idling two plants. American Power Source Inc. says the layoffs in Fayette, Ala., and Columbus are due to the government’s decision to shift an Air Force […] [...]

FSA office that serves about 3,000 farmers to close

by Associated Press Published: August 27,2012

Tags: agriculture, Closing, farm, farmer, farming, federal agency, federal government

FULTON — Itawamba County’s branch of the Farm Service Agency will close Sept. 7. Itawamba County FSA head Johnny Guntharp tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he expects many of the farmers to relocate files to the Tupelo office. In May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would close 125 FSA offices nationwide. Mississippi […] [...]

ABC-affiliated TV station shutting down this month

by Associated Press Published: August 8,2012

Tags: broadcast media, brooadcast, Closing, media, shutting down, television, TV

SALTILLO — A northeast Mississippi television station is going off the air at the end of the month. WTVA-TV reports WKDH-TV, the ABC station, is going off the air. WKDH’s owner, Southern Broadcasting, says it will end broadcasting at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31 after more than a decade on the air. ABC plans to continue […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls CEO: Avondale on track to close in 2013

by Associated Press Published: March 28,2012

Tags: Closing, defense, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, shipbuilderrs, shipbuilding, ships, shipyard

NEW ORLEANS — The head of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. says the company is still on track to close its Avondale shipyard in Louisiana in 2013. During a conference call today with investment analysts, company CEO Mike Petters indicated Huntington Ingalls is still open to find a joint venture partner to find a new use […] [...]

USDA consolidating 11 state offices in cost-cutting move

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2012

Tags: agriculture, budget, Closing, comsolidation, farmers, farms, federal government, ranchers, ranches

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U. S. Department of Agriculture will consolidate 11 offices in Mississippi with other USDA offices across the country. The list includes Farm Service Agency offices in Ashland, Ackerman, Fulton, Hernando, Coffeeville, Monticello, Raleigh and Purvis. A nutrition site in Jackson, an animal plant inspection service in Gulfport, and a rural development […] [...]

Koppers Holding closing plant; nearly 50 left jobless

by Associated Press Published: February 20,2012

Tags: Closing, facility, forestry, jobs, layoffs, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, trees, unemployment, wood, workers

GRENADA — Koppers Holdings Inc., which produces carbon compounds and wood treatment products, says it will close a facility in Grenada because of low levels of profitability that show no signs of future improvement. Pittsburgh-based Koppers said in a news release that the wood treating plant in Grenada, which employed about 46 people, shut down […] [...]

Sara Lee closing plant; 150-plus workers left unemployed

by Associated Press Published: January 27,2012

Tags: Closing, food, jobs, layoffs, manufascturing, plant, unemployment, workers

SHANNON — Sara Lee says it will close a plant in Shannon by the end of March putting 155 people out of work, according to a report by WTVA-TV. WTVA says in an email it received from Illinois-based Sara Lee, the company says the work done in Shannon will transfer to plants in Kentucky and […] [...]

Iconic furniture store closing after 67 years

by Associated Press Published: January 6,2012

Tags: Closing, furniture, furniture stores, retail, sale

BOONEVILLE — A downtown furniture store that has been open for 67 years in Booneville is closing. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dickerson Furniture began its store closing sale this week. Hugh Dickerson opened the store in 1945, originally selling furniture and appliances. However, the store has offered only furniture since the 1950s. Marshall […] [...]

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