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Blazon Tube shuttering plant in April

WEST POINT — Twenty-five people will lose their jobs when a welded steel tubing production company shuts down April 1 in West Point. The Daily Times Leader reports Blazon Tube Co. had 75 employees at one time. It had announced in August of 2011 that it might close and since then 50 employees have left. The management team of Leggett ...

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MDMR closes waters to oystermen due to water quality

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has closed three areas to oyster harvesting because of water quality issues. The affected harvesting areas are Area II “A,” which includes northern portions of the Pass Christian, Henderson Point Reef and northern portions of Hornet’s Reef; Area II “E,” which covers Square Handkerchief reef and southern portions of Henderson ...

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Capital City losing Sam's Club to Madison

JACKSON — Sam’s Club in Jackson will close in late 2014, according to Wal-Mart company officials. The Clarion-Ledger reports the move will leave the capital city without a wholesale retailer of any kind. Wal-Mart spokesman Daniel Morales says the store will move to Madison once a new store can be built. Wal-Mart operates a Sam’s Club in nearby Pearl. Jackson ...

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River remains closed as oil spill cleanup continues

VICKSBURG — Barges transporting commerce idled among the nearly four-dozen vessels stacked up today along a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River, denied transit as crews feverishly sought to clean up leaking oil spilled in a weekend barge accident. Workers have been skimming oily water around the clock near Vicksburg ever since a barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil ...

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USPS closing processing center, relocating to Memphis

TUPELO — The mail processing center is closing this week in Tupelo, and the workload is being transferred to Memphis. The move is a part of the U.S. Postal Service’s effort to right its business model by consolidating processing centers. USPS spokeswoman Enola Rice tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal no one should notice a change in service. A 2011 ...

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Freeman, Luckett to auction off contents of closed restaurant

CLARKSDALE — Actor Morgan Freeman and his business partner are auctioning the contents of their upscale restaurant in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The Madidi Restaurant in Clarksdale closed in February. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, auctioneer Nick Clark will open bidding on a laundry list of restaurant items, from the glasses to the tables to leather couches to the ...

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Mill to be shuttered; nearly 80 workers affected

NATCHEZ — A Natchez plant will shut down operations at its plant near the Natchez-Adams County Port. The Natchez Democrat reports Mississippi River Pulp (formerly Mississippi River Corporation) will close down its recycled fiber mill effective Oct. 31. The closure, which company officials said is due to lack of demand, will affect 79 hourly and salaried workers. An employee who ...

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Courthouse noted for historic civil rights trials to close

MERIDIAN — The federal judiciary says it will close the courthouse in Meridian where trials were held for Ku Klux Klansmen on charges in the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers and where James H. Meredith filed his lawsuit in 1961 to integrate the University of Mississippi. The Meridian building is among six courthouses in the South to be ...

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Art Horizons closes; owes county, city and planning district

BATESVILLE — A Batesville company that made framed pictures has closed as government entities and a bank fight over the bankrupt firm’s assets. James Curcio, executive director of the North Delta Planning and Development District, says Art Horizons Inc. closed in late August. According to a filing with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Art Horizons had 70 employees when ...

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