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Sara Lee closing plant; 150-plus workers left unemployed

SHANNON — Sara Lee says it will close a plant in Shannon by the end of March putting 155 people out of work, according to a report by WTVA-TV. WTVA says in an email it received from Illinois-based Sara Lee, the company says the work done in Shannon will transfer to plants in Kentucky and Missouri. The company says employees ...

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Iconic furniture store closing after 67 years

BOONEVILLE — A downtown furniture store that has been open for 67 years in Booneville is closing. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dickerson Furniture began its store closing sale this week. Hugh Dickerson opened the store in 1945, originally selling furniture and appliances. However, the store has offered only furniture since the 1950s. Marshall Dickerson bought the store from ...

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Iconic Delta bookstore to close at month's end

GREENVILLE — A neighborhood gathering place, the only spot in Greenville to get a Sunday New York Times, a stop for visiting writers and tourists and a Greenville Main Street landmark since 1965 is shutting its doors. Hugh and Mary Dayle McCormick, the owners of McCormick Book Inn, tell the Delta Democrat Times the shop will close Nov. 30. The ...

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First M&F to close five branches, four in Mississippi

KOSCIUSCKO — First M&F Corp., the parent of Kosciusko-based M&F Bank, will close five branches and reduce staff. Chairman/CEO Hugh Potts Jr. tells The Clarion-Ledger that the bank’s intent is to now focus on a few locations to achieve higher levels of performance and efficiency. M&F Bank will close a branch in in Ridgeland and one in Jackson during the ...

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Steel Service shuttering Batesville plant

BATESVILLE — Steel Service Corporation is closing its Batesville facility. Company officials say the Batesville operations will be consolidated at its Jackson plant, where the company is headquartered. No date has been announced for the closing. Officials tell The Panolian that the closing will result in layoffs for “six or seven” employees. They say three or four Batesville employees will ...

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Residents upset about loss of South Jackson Post Office

As more than 700 post offices nationwide are being closed, the one in Mississippi has people enraged The United States Postal Service (USPS) has identified, as of July 28, nearly 700 of its post offices nationwide that are under what the USPS calls “review,” which is one step away from closure. USPS vice president Jordan Small told a House subcommittee ...

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