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Panel rules for company in Flexible Flyer case appeal

WEST POINT — Flexible Flyer did not violate the law when it abruptly shut down in 2005 with no notification to workers, according to a federal appeals court. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a bankruptcy judge’s ruling in a lawsuit brought by some company employees. The employees contended Flexible Flyer violated the Worker ...

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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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Constar shutting down facility; 40 employees left jobless

JACKSON — Constar International, LLC, a global producer of plastic containers for food and beverages that has previously announced its intention to focus on plastic packaging for technologically advanced and specialty applications, is reducing its presence in the commodity carbonated soft drink (CSD) market. “With a large contract to supply commodity CSD products expiring at the end of 2012, we ...

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River stage forces closure of waters to oystermen

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has closed Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, Area II “B” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters due to the Pearl River stage exceeding the 10-foot management plan criteria for these areas. This includes: • Area II “A” Conditionally Approved ...

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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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State plans to demand refund from Handy Hardware

Handy Hardware, a Texas-based hardware store cooperative, plans to close its two-year-old Meridian warehouse on Dec. 31, laying off 109 workers. The Mississippi Business Journal earlier reported the facility was closing after receiving a release from the Office of Mayor in Meridian. Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Dan Turner said the state contributed a $3.6 million grant to Handy and plans ...

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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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MDEQ lifts beach closure following sewage spill last month

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has lifted a temporary water contact advisory issued Sept. 24 for Joe’s Bayou near Felicity Street in Bay St. Louis. The advisory was issued due to a sewer spill from a malfunctioning pump station. The advisory covered Joe’s Bayou and adjacent waters in the Bay of St. Louis from ...

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MDEQ lifts another post-Isaac beach closure

LONG BEACH — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued August 31 after Hurricane Isaac made landfall. Reopened is Station 7A in Long Beach, which extends from Oak Gardens on the west to Girard on the east. Water samples show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels, MDEQ reports.

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