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MAN OF STEEL: Madhu Ranade leading Severstal Columbus

One of the largest development projects in Mississippi in recent years has been the Severstal steel plant in Columbus. This innovative “mini-mill” recycles steel for use in the auto industry and many other applications. Between the phase one project (completed in 2007) and phase two (completed in 2011), over $1.4 billion has been invested in this “state of the art” ...

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Dr. Amy Pardo, Erinn Holloway and Dr. Beverly Joyce named fellows at MUW

Three faculty members at Mississippi University for Women have been named provost fellows to help with future planning and address areas critical to the university, including global engagement, scholarly and creative engagement and teaching innovation and engaged learning. They are Erinn Holloway, instructor of Spanish; Dr. Beverly Joyce, professor of art history; and Dr. Amy Pardo, associate professor of English.

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Eurocopter promotes Samuel Adcock

American Eurocopter has named Samuel Adcock to the position of vice president-general manager of the company’s helicopter production plant in Columbus. He now oversees all operations at the Mississippi plant, is a member of the American Eurocopter Executive Committee and reports directly to president and chief executive Marc Paganini. Adcock has been EADS North America’s senior vice president of strategy ...

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Bankrupt grocer wants to sell two stores

COLUMBUS and MERIDIAN — Belle Foods is asking a federal bankruptcy judge to let it sale grocery stores in Meridian and Columbus. The Southern Family Market in Columbus and a Piggly Wiggly store in Meridian plus 10 locations in Alabama are on the list for sale if an U.S. Bankruptcy judge in Alabama agrees. The grocery corporation filed for Chapter ...

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Columbus prepares 2 grant applications

COLUMBUS, Mississippi — The city of Columbus is applying for grants for funding for improved crime lab equipment and police patrol speeding enforcement, as well as upgrades to Columbus-Lowndes County Airport. The Commercial Dispatch reports that federal programs director Travis Jones is applying for a justice assistance grant that would reimburse the city up to $12,107 to purchase equipment for ...

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Meridian, Columbus resume efforts to keep bases open

Meridian put its military installation team together in 1991 and helped Naval Air Station Meridian avoid getting shut down after landing on closing lists in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Larmar McDonald, a Meridian insurance businessman and current chair of the Meridian Military Team, says he thinks the local air station is the only Navy installation to “be successful three times ...

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Golden Triangle, Key Field air control towers win reprieves

Ties to military operations have exempted Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus and Key Field in Meridian from closing under a funding cutoff set to begin April 7 under the federal budget sequester. Five other “contract towers” in the state — Tupelo, Greenville, Oliver Branch, Jackson and Bay St. Louis – failed to gain exemptions under “national interest” criteria set ...

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Saunders elected president

  Will Sanders, vice president of Sanders Oil Company in Columbus was recently elected president of the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association for the coming year. Sanders, his wife, Ginny, and two children, Liam (10) and Kate (8), live in Columbus.

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MBJ ANALYSIS: Businessman promising $1.1 billion steel plant in Arkansas has failed to deliver on big projects announced in Mississippi

John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County in northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s Big River Steel LLC, Blytheville, plans to build ...

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MBJ ANALYSIS: Businessman promising $1.1 billion steel plant in Arkansas has failed to deliver on big projects announced in Mississippi

By BECKY GILLETTE John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County in northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s Big River Steel LLC, Blytheville, ...

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