Posts Tagged ‘Greenwood’

Mississippian Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction with ‘The Goldfinch’

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: books, Business, Greenwood, Grenada, literature, Mississippi

With the announcement this week of Donna Tartt capturing the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, another star is added to Mississippi’s literary crown. She won for the epic The Goldfinch, a 758-page novel that has been among the most popular and celebrated novels of 2013. This book, Tartt’s third, has also been nominated for a National […] [...]

Delta downtown officials form new organization

GREENWOOD — The Delta Downtown Alliance (DDA), an alliance of downtown representatives from throughout the Mississippi Delta, has been founded. The DDA’s mission is to strengthen the promotion and publicity of events and projects in historic downtowns throughout the Mississippi Delta in order to unite the region through information sharing and coordinated communication. There are no membership […] [...]

Greenwood promotes Ray Moore to acting police chief

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, Greenwood, Mississippi

Greenwood Police Lt. Ray Moore is acting police chief in the Mississippi Delta city. Greenwood has been without a permanent chief since the retirement of Henry Purnell in September. Johnny Langdon Sr. has been serving as acting chief but he retired Jan. 29. The 57-year-old Moore has been with the department for 17 years. [...]

Legislation passes that would merge school districts

JACKSON — Three pairs of school districts would be merged under bills passed today by the Senate Education Committee. Separate measures would combine school districts in Greenwood and Leflore County, Winona and Montgomery County and Claiborne and Jefferson counties. Leflore and Claiborne have been in the spotlight after they were taken over by the state […] [...]

Alex Malouf wins 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award

by Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, Greenwood, John Richard, Mississippi

Alex Malouf, CEO and chairman of the board of John-Richard, has received the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award for excellence in the development of international business leadership. With roots in Mississippi and a strong loyalty to his hometown economy, Malouf continues to manage his global business from Greenwood, providing employment locally for close to 200 […] [...]

Troy D. Brown hired as director of Greenwood-Leflore Emergency Management Agency

by Published: September 13,2013

Tags: Greenwood, Leflore Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi

Troy D. Brown Sr. has been hired as director of the Greenwood-Leflore Emergency Management Agency. The Leflore County Board of Supervisors approved his hiring this week after interviewing four candidates. Brown has been a project officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for eight years.   [...]

From Bibles to Bee Gees

Charles Sproles calls it “a God thing.” Norris Bookbinding Co. in Greenwood has spent more than half a century covering the bookbinding needs of the country from Bibles and rare books to periodicals and genealogy. “We give all the credit to God for keeping us around,” Sproles says. “I don’t know why He’s still got […] [...]

Former CEO Fred Carl told Viking employees in emails to expect few changes

by Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Fred Carl, Greenwood, jobs, Middleby Corp., Viking Range Corp.

Viking Range Corp. founder and former CEO Fred Carl Jr. broke the news of the company’s sale to Middleby Corp. to his employees in an email sent on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. In the email, obtained by the Mississippi Business Journal, Carl says that Viking is in good hands, that the sale will […] [...]

Middleby CEO: Viking staying in Greenwood is ‘not negotiable’

Viking Range Corp. will focus on what made the company successful in the first place — building high-end kitchen appliances in Greenwood. That was the primary message Middleby Corp. CEO Selim Bassoul laid out during a press conference one day after 20 percent of Viking’s workforce was terminated. Of the layoffs, half were in Greenwood. […] [...]

February 8, 2013- Chuck McIntosh

by Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Fred Carl Jr., Greenwood, Middleby Corp., Viking Range

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