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Monroe County mining firm paying $50,000 environmental fine

ABERDEEN — An Aberdeen company that mines and processed bentonite is paying a $50,000 fine for failing to keep accurate records and test smokestack emissions. S&B Industrial Minerals North America, part of a company based in Luxembourg, agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. A March 10 order from the department says S&B didn’t keep ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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City launching shuttle service; Columbus company wins contract

ABERDEEN — The city of Aberdeen has contracted with a Columbus firm to provide shuttle service to local residents. Riders will pay a fee for the service. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the city is not providing any financial support. TC Express, LLC will operate as Aberdeen on Wheels Shuttle Service. Local manager McKinley Whitely says service will start ...

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Sentencing set is antiques store arson

ABERDEEN  — A sentencing date has been set for a man convicted of participating in the March 2011 arson at Lindley’s Antiques Mall in Oakland. Federal court records say James Flemons and Larry Loftis bought pump sprayers to use in the arson a month before burning the building. Prosecutors said they poured gas and kerosene in the building. Flemons reached ...

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Colom appointed judge for city of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — Columbus native Scott Colom has been appointed municipal judge by the Aberdeen Board of Aldermen. Colom replaces Adrian Haynes. Haynes, who also serves as an elected justice court judge for Monroe County, was arrested for simple assault in 2010 after engaging in an altercation with a deputy clerk at Aberdeen City Hall. Aberdeen City Clerk Jackie Benson said ...

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Community meeting on Aberdeen schools

ABERDEEN — Conservator Bob Strebeck and other education officials will host a community meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of the district and the time line of the conservatorship. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m at the Aberdeen High School gymnasium. The state Board of Education on Friday approved hiring of Strebeck as conservator in the district. Gov. ...

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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 Aberdeen district, which educates students ...

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Aberdeen school superintendent fired

Aberdeen School Board members have voted to fire their top educator. Superintendent Chester Leigh says the board dismissed him in executive session Monday night, but would not elaborate on the matter. The TV stations also reports the board fired Phonecia Witherspoon, the district’s chief financial officer. Leigh has been superintendent of schools in Aberdeen since 2009.

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Small Business Spotlight: Lann Hardware, Aberdeen

A history in hardware The Lann family has been serving the people in and around Aberdeen for 130 years For more than 130 years, the Lann family in Aberdeen has been in the hardware business. The original store opened in 1879 with Capt. H.J.B. Lann and a man named Carter as the founders. “Capt. Lann was my great-grandfather, and he’d ...

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