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Port getting much-needed improvements

GREENVILLE — A $3-million bond bill approved by state lawmakers will soon provide the Port of Greenville with some much-needed improvements. The project includes renovation of the dock, addition of an automated grain-handlng facility and acquisition of new ground equipment. In addition to providing jobs to the Greenville area, officials say the repairs and improvements will directly affect more than ...

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Piney Woods Pellets begins operations

WIGGINS — The Stone County Economic Development Council, Gov. Haley Barbour and others will celebrate the first official production day at Piney Woods Pellets in Wiggins June 2. Barbour will tour the facility and present a keynote address in celebration of the event. A public grand opening will be conducted later in June; details for that event will be forthcoming. ...

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McClellan honored with scholarship

ELLISVILLE — Decades of service and leadership at Jones County Junior College (JCJC) have come full circle for Mike McClellan, a former chairman of the board and star athlete at the college. A scholarship has been established at the JCJC Foundation in McClellan’s name honoring his contributions to the college and the business community. The $10,000 endowment for the McClellan ...

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Walker, Hudspeth re-elected to board

CLARKSDALE and LOUISVILLE — George Walker of Clarksdale was recently re-elected chairman of the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC). Also, Henry “Bubba” Hudspeth of Louisville was re-elected vice-chairman. The SBCJC, composed of 10 representatives from across the state, is a coordinating agency that established standards and guidelines for the operation of the state’s 15 community colleges. Walker ...

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Forman Perry wins 'take-nothing' verdict

PORT GIBSON — The Jackson-based civil trial law firm of Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP, is announcing a take-nothing defense verdict handed down in a silicosis lawsuit on behalf of three separate companies, despite the plaintiff’s attorney asking for an award of $4.5 million. Attorneys from Forman Perry successfully represented Washington, Mo.-based Clemco Industries Corp., a manufacturer of ...

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Alliance honors Thomasson, Pattersons

MACON — The Noxubee Alliance recently held its annual Salute to Industry awards luncheon, during which the Alliance honored Thomasson Company/East Mississippi Pole as the Industry of the Year and recognized Wilford and Mary Patterson of Patterson’s Professional Car Care as Entrepreneurs of the Year. Since 2005, Thomasson Company has invested over $6 million in the future of Noxubee County ...

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Airport to begin construction

RAYMOND — A new hangar to accommodate growing storage demand by large twin-engine aircraft and business jet owners at John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond has completed the design stage and will begin construction this month with available occupancy for a tenant this fall. The project is supported by a multi-modal grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The hangar, ...

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Governor's Cup winners named

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour has named six Mississippi businesses as the district winners of the Governor’s Cup, which recognizes businesses in the private sector that have made a significant impact within their communities. The district winners in each category follow: Small Business (50 or less employees): · General Atomics, Shannon – North District winner (nominated by Community Development ...

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'Mega truck' rolls into Magnolia State

CRYSTAL SPRINGS and JACKSON — Reinhausen Manufacturing, the U.S. subsidiary of German-headquartered Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, is bringing its unusually designed “mega truck” to Crystal Spring’s Kuhlman Electric today and Entergy Mississippi tomorrow. These visits are part of a three-month tour dubbed Rolling Reinhausen. The tour includes 50 stops at Reinhausen customer locations throughout the Midwest and eastern U.S. German native Luigi ...

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New, expanded facilities top $2.4B

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to the Mississippi Development Authority’s “New and Expanded Facilities Summary,” from January-April 2009 there a total of 68 new and expanded facilities announced statewide, which are expected to create an estimated 1,677 new jobs and represent an estimated capital investment of approximately $2.454 billion. There were 39 expansions announced, which are expected to create an estimated ...

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