Posts Tagged ‘Tishomingo County’

Miss. poised to control Yellow Creek Port property

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Tishomingo County

IUKA — The U.S. Senate has given final approval to transferring Yellow Creek Port property in northeast Mississippi from federal control to state control. A bill passed the Senate Thursday, weeks after it passed the House in September. It is headed to President Barack Obama, and a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says […] [...]

Consultants’ emails portray MDEQ as permit facilitator for silicon plant

Consultants working to help Mississippi Silicon gain a clean air permit for a Burnsville silicon plant apparently perceived the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality as more of an ally eager to move the project forward than a regulator. Emails from consultants praise the state environmental regulators for helping to “head off” any objections to the […] [...]

MDEQ actions at center of trio of federal suits against Mississippi Silicon

Mississippi Silicon’s $200 million Burnsville plant on the Tombigbee Waterway is on track to open in slightly more than a year as the first new U.S. silicon factory in nearly 40 years. But whether that occurs will hinge on Mississippi Silicon beating back claims the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality strayed from its procedural rules […] [...]

Villa International sites RV furniture factory in Belmont

BELMONT — A California company will open a recreational vehicle furniture factory in northeast Mississippi, with plans to hire 75 employees over five years. Villa International, based in Cerritos, California, will invest $250,000 to expand into Tishomingo County. It will pay an average annual salary of $35,360. The Mississippi Development Authority will loan Tishomingo County […] [...]

MDOT finds bad bridge near school, re-posts weight limit

TISHOMINGO COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has identified yet another aging bridge — this one near a school — and has re-posted its weight limit. MDOT recently evaluated the posted weight limit of Bridge No. 2.3 on State Route 172 during a routine bridge inspection. It was determined that due to the […] [...]

Supervisors approve measure for Sunday beer sales

IUKA — The Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors has approved the Sunday sale of beer in the county. Deputy Chancery Clerk Lynn West says the date for an extension of hours will be set after a legal notice of the proposal is published for three weeks. New Sunday beer sale hours will be 10 a.m. […] [...]

Deadline approaches for aid to victims of last year’s flooding

ALCORN COUNTY and TISHOMINGO COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 28 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans. These loans are available in Alcorn and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi […] [...]

Tishomingo’s despair over what could have been fades as metal fabricating grows

Three decades ago Tishomingo County endured the heartbreak of losing a pair of multi-billion-dollar federal economic development projects – a TVA nuclear plant and a NASA rocket assembly facility. But, as fortune would have it, the federal government by the mid-1980s had set the stage for a new era of economic growth for the Northeast […] [...]

MBJ January 17th Digital Edition

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Silicon metal getting a rebirth — Investors are betting new technologies and efficiencies can make product competitive in U.S.

by Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi, Tishomingo County

Silicon metal manufacturing largely died out in the United States more than three decades ago, done in by the large volume of raw materials required to produce the multi-purpose alloy and an inability to compete with cheaper foreign imports. However, technological advances, new manufacturing efficiencies and long-awaited U.S. trade protections have brought a reversal that […] [...]

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