Posts Tagged ‘Greenwood’

New $3M asphalt plant to be built in Leflore Co.

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors have agreed to sell 15 acres at a local industrial for a new asphalt plant that will bring up to 20 new jobs. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports APAC-Mississippi proposed the $3 million project. Supervisors gave the company an option for five additional acres. The Greenwood City Council must also approve […] [...]

North Mississippi rail line reopening hits a snag

GREENWOOD — Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert says the reopening of the rail line between Greenwood and West Point has run into a snag. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Tagert told a civil group this week that the state has offered up to $15 million to the project, but Genesee & Wyoming, which owns the 90-mile stretch, […] [...]

‘Help’ has $15-million impact on state

In the same way the best-selling Mississippi author Kathryn Stockett persevered through 60 rejections before getting her book “The Help” published, a band of folks responsible for bringing the movie of “The Help” to Mississippi wouldn’t take no for an answer. The DreamWorks Studios film, which had a $27-million budget and starred break-out actress Emma […] [...]

Book Biz: Greenwood cookbook author brings style of chef and storyteller

At Turnrow Book Company in Greenwood, Martha Foose is a staple. Owners Jamie and Kelly Kornegay credit the award-winning chef and cookbook author with helping build their six-year-old business. “She’s our biggest seller,” Kelly Kornegay said. “Her books are beautiful and well written, and the recipes are wonderful.” “A Southerly Course” has a cover photo […] [...]

Greenwood putting GPS in police cars

The City of Greenwood is deploying a new GPS tracking system on more than 100 police cars and other city vehicles in a bid to save money and increase efficiency. Greenwood is believed to be the first city in Mississippi to use GPS in city vehicles. There are no state agencies that keep statistics on […] [...]

Greenwood airport to get new control tower

by Published: October 25,2010

Tags: Flintco Companies Inc., Greenwood

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood Leflore Airport’s current control tower was originally built to be a temporary facility. That was 20 years ago. The airport is finally getting a new control tower. Airport manager Bardin Redditt told WXVT-TV the airport’s 12-foot tower is obsolete. The new tower will be 75 feet tall. That will enable air […] [...]

Quinn replaces Pittman at Planters

The board of directors of Planters Bank and Trust Company has recently approved changes in the management of the Greenwood office. Effective July 1, John Pittman, current president of Planters Bank & Trust Company, Greenwood, moved to a part-time status in his transition toward retirement, and Jim Quinn will assume the role of president of […] [...]

Power plant to shut down in Greenwood

GREENWOOD —  The city of Greenwood is shutting down the Wright Generating Station on July 1. Greenwood Utilities officials say all the jobs at the plant will be eliminated. The Greenwood Commonwealth says the number of workers at the plant was not immediately known. Workers were informed by letter on Friday. The letter, from Bobby […] [...]

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