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Columbus Riverwalk may be extended to Air Force base

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus is planning to extend the Riverwalk to Columbus Air Force Base with some state and federal help. Mayor Robert Smith tells WTVA-TV in Tupelo that the Mississippi House has voted to provide $5 million to the project. The bill is pending in the Senate. Under the plan, the trail would extend to the south ...

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(UPDATE) Aluminum maker, recruiter still at impasse on $1.2 billion project

By JACK WEATHERLY  The impasse between American Specialty Alloys and Golden Triangle economic development officials has not eased. The startup aluminum maker with offices in Columbus that says it will build a $1.2 billion mill — somewhere — is “pulling up stakes” and heading for Alexandria, La., Joe Max Higgins, executive director of Golden Triangle Development LINK, said Tuesday. That’s ...

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A Q&A: Borsig says he never planned on leading university system

JACKSON — Jim Borsig is the ultimate insider, having worked at three of Mississippi’s eight public universities. He also served as an associate commissioner on the College Board’s staff before becoming president of the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus in 2012. The board on Thursday named Borsig as higher education commissioner for the state’s public universities beginning April 15. ...

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Aluminum maker, Golden Triangle developers at odds over $1.2 billion project

By JACK WEATHERLY The Columbus area economic development organization has put the 826-acres it has set aside for American Speciality Alloys back on the market, alleging that the startup that plans a $1.2 billion aluminum plant has not been acting in good faith recently. Joe Max Higgins, chief executive of Golden Triangle Development LINK, said Tuesday that the startup company ...

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Golden Triangle pressures aluminum company on proposed plant

American Specialty Alloys officials have been informed that 826 acres in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park that had been reserved for the company’s planned $1.2 billion aluminum plant are now open to other potential projects, according to the Columbus Dispatch. »READ UPDATED STORY HERE … Joe Max Higgins, chief executive of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, said the decision was made ...

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American Specialties Alloys names chief operating officer

By Jack Weatherly American Specialty Alloys has been coy about where it will build its $1.2 billion aluminum plant — which, by all appearances, is planned for Columbus — but it has made a bold move in naming its chief operations officer. Robert D. Smith had been managing director for the Danieli Corp.’s North America operations. Italy-based Danieli designs, makes ...

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Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce

COLUMBUS — Ecolab will lay off 66 workers in Columbus over the next several months as the company shifts some of its operations to a new facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Company spokesman Roman Blahoski said Columbus employees were informed of the decision this past week. He says the company is moving its manufacturing and logistics and some related positions to Florida. The ...

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Siemens paying fine for waste and emergency plan violations

COLUMBUS — A contractor for the Steel Dynamics mill in Columbus is paying a $61,867 civil fine for environmental violations relating to hazardous waste and emergency readiness. Siemens Industry Metal Technologies agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The unit of German industrial giant Siemens maintains steel casting equipment for Steel Dynamics. A Nov. 24 ...

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Analysis: Questions linger on potential Columbus aluminum mill

By JEFF AMY The strange recruitment of a potential $1.2 billion aluminum mill rolls on. American Specialty Alloys had promised to announce a site and a financing plan by the end of the year. The company sparked a lot of speculation by putting a countdown clock on its website that ended at 7 p.m. December 19. But Chief Marketing Officer ...

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Baptist Golden Triangle approved for renovations

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has won state approval for part of a planned overhaul. The Mississippi State Department of Health said in a news release that it has approved a certificate of need allowing the Columbus hospital to move its pharmacy, enlarge an existing operating room and build space for a satellite pharmacy in its surgical department. The ...

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