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County selling land to Oklahoma-based peanut processor

LEFLORE COUNTY — Leflore County has agreed to sell 30 acres in the Industrial Park at $5,000 per acre to the peanut processor Clint Williams Co. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the board of supervisors decided to use the money to pay part of Atmos Energy’s cost of installing a pipeline to the site. The company […] [...]

Bryant supports immigration-enforcement bill; dismisses critics

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said yesterday he supports an immigration-enforcement bill working its way through the state Legislature, and he dismissed critics’ contention that it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. “This law applies to everyone, not just to people who are south of us or Hispanic by descent. But look at […] [...]

Milwaukee Electric Tool building new distribution facility

OLIVE BRANCH — Milwaukee Electric Tool, manufacturer of portable electric power tools and accessories, is expanding its presence in north Mississippi by constructing a new, larger distribution center in Olive Branch. The project represents a company investment of $8 million and will create 25 new jobs, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). “The new […] [...]

NPS report shows economic impact of Vicksburg battlefield

VICKSBURG — A new National Park Service report shows that 581,459 visitors in 2010 spent $28.9 million in the Vicksburg National Military Park and in communities near the park. The NPS says that spending supported 449 jobs in the local area. Park Superintendent Michael Madell says the NPS report found 52 percent of the spending/jobs […] [...]

Mexican restaurants accused of hiring illegal immigrant workers

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — A criminal complaint unsealed in federal court alleges the owner and managers of three Mexican restaurants in Pearl River County conspired to hire illegal immigrant workers and harbor them to avoid detection. The Sun Herald reports the complaint and the investigating agency have identified them as owner Jose Gutierrez and employees […] [...]

New prison is expected to provide economic boost for region

YAZOO CITY — Federal officials have proposed spending $28.4 million next year to run a high-security federal prison in Yazoo City. Local and congressional officials hope the prison will boost the region’s economy. Federal justice officials tell The Clarion-Ledger construction of the 1,216-bed facility is nearly complete. They say it should be ready to open […] [...]

Sports complex nearing completion; advertising for proposals

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs officials have authorized the Parks and Leisure Services Department to begin advertising for proposals for the installation of scoreboards and the sale of concessions and beverages at the city’s new sports complex on Mississippi 57. Yesterday, the Board of Aldermen also granted the department authorization to advertise for bid specifications […] [...]

Landrum: Bill would mean loss of jobs at mental health facilities

JACKSON — The chairman of the state Board of Mental Health says if the Legislature goes ahead with present budget proposals, it could mean the loss of jobs at facilities across Mississippi. Robert Landrum of Ellisville, the mental health board chairman, told Jones County supervisors this week that budget cuts before the Legislature would reduce […] [...]

Protestors gather at Capitol; call immigration-enforcement bill ‘inhumane’

JACKSON — About 100 people, including immigrants with small children, yesterday gathered at the Mississippi Capitol to protest an immigration-enforcement bill that many called unfair and inhumane. The bill is similar to a law enacted in Alabama in 2011, including provisions that would require schools to check students’ immigration status. Alabama’s law is considered one […] [...]

Koppers Holding closing plant; nearly 50 left jobless

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 […] [...]

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