Archive | January 28th, 2014

Lee County gaining German auto parts maker, over 600 jobs

January 28, 2014

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO, Mississippi – A German automotive supplier will employ hundreds in a new facility in Lee County. Wednesday afternoon, local and state economic development leaders will gather at the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Shannon to make the announcement. State and local leaders declined to give details about the […]

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Quitman tax assessor charged with embezzlement, fraud over credit card use

January 28, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Quitman County Tax Assessor Kimberly Bell has been indicted on four counts of embezzlement and one count of fraud in what authorities say stemmed from more than $50,000 in unauthorized credit card charges, including cash advances of over $8,000. Sheriff’s deputies booked Bell into the Quitman County Jail Monday. Bell, 38, is […]

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Delta State student wins national GRAMMY contest

January 28, 2014

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    Delta State University’s Delta Music Institute student Jessica Faith rocked the competition recently after being named one of three winners in the 2014 GRAMMY® Amplifier Center Stage contest thanks to her song “If I Told You.” Faith, a freshman from Monticello, Ark., impressively took home the victory after going up against nearly 2,700 […]

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Obama to raise minimum wage to $10.10 for government contract workers

January 28, 2014

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President Obama will announce in the State of the Union address Tuesday that he will use his executive power to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers on new government contracts, fulfilling a top demand by liberal lawmakers and groups, according to a White House document, the Washington Post reports. Obama will […]

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New bid for moving state offices into Jackson’s CBD passes first test

January 28, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A revived move to consolidate far flung state government office space into Jackson’s Central Business District won unanimous approval Monday afternoon from the Senate Public Property Committee. The bill’s main selling point is the prospect of shaving around $5 million a year off the state’s current $16 million annual leasing costs, as […]

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