Posts Tagged ‘Okolona’

State set to meet about Aberdeen school system

JACKSON — State officials have signaled they could be seeking to take over an eighth school district even as they consider fundamental changes to the process of state control, called conservatorship. Mississippi’s Commission on School Accreditation is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Jackson and appears poised to declare a state of emergency in the 1,400-student […] [...]

Nutritionists win dietetic awards

Sylvia Byrd and two nutrition students in Mississippi State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were honored at a statewide awards function March 8. Byrd is an associate professor and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in MSU’s Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion. She has been named the Outstanding Dietetic […] [...]

Okolona weighs options on topless club, named Chocolate City Bar and Grill

OKOLONA — The city of Okolona has placed a 60-day moratorium on nightclubs while it mulls a permit request from a Nettleton businessman to open a topless bar. Rodney Shumpert has applied for a privilege license to open the Chocolate City Bar & Grill. He plans to topless dancing, food and alcohol. “I am looking […] [...]

United Furniture adding at least 100 jobs

by Published: October 19,2009

Tags: Okolona, United Furniture Industries

OKOLONA — United Furniture Industries is expanding its Okolona operations in order to accommodate an increase in production. The company will be expanding into an existing, unspecified city-owned building. As a result of the expansion, United Furniture will be adding at least 100 new jobs at its Okolona manufacturing facility. “We would like to thank […] [...]

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