Archive | September 9th, 2013

Mississippi Ballet to celebrate 50th year with NY City Ballet’s Stars of American Ballet

September 9, 2013

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The official announcement won’t come until a Sept. 17 press conference but The Mississippi Ballet says it will kick off its golden anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 3, with a Thalia Mara Hall performance by t, a touring company comprised of principals & soloists from New York City Ballet. They will be performing four pas […]

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UPDATE: Florida police called on George Zimmerman

September 9, 2013

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ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s wife has called police to her father’s house, saying the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder threatened her with a gun. Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell says Shellie Zimmerman called police shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. Bracknell says Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested and officers are at […]

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Furniture Brands to lay off 1,400 in Mississippi, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

September 9, 2013

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Several sources have told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that Furniture Brands International has notified the state that it expects to lay off up to 1,451 people at its facilities in Mississippi. Those facilities would be Lane Furniture, which has manufacturing plants in Belden and Saltillo, as well as an office and distribution center in […]

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Feds cite Delta Oil Mill for 25 work safety violations, 22 termed ‘serious’

September 9, 2013

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GREENWOOD, Mississippi – Federal work safety regulators have slapped the more than half-century old Delta Oil Mill with a $83,415 fine after discovering 25 safety and health violations at the cottonseed oil plant. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated its inspection in May after receiving a complaint alleging a worker […]

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