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Bottle top plant to stop after nearly 30 years; 100 laid off

OLIVE BRANCH — Closure Systems International Inc. will shutter its Olive Branch factory in December, laying off 100 people. Human resources director Jeanette Vaughn said today the factory will close Dec. 9. Officials at the DeSoto County plant are referring further comment to the company’s headquarters near Indianapolis, which is not immediately responding. The company makes bottle tops at the ...

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City raises taxes, but avoids employee layoffs

HORN LAKE — Aldermen have approved a budget for fiscal 2014 that includes a 4-mill property tax increase but spares job cuts among city employees that had been contemplated. The spending plan for the year that begins Oct. 1 was approved 5-2 Tuesday during a brief meeting with no discussion. Aldermen Charlie Roberts and John E. Jones Jr., who had ...

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Furnituremaker files for bankruptcy, to lay off nearly 1,500 workers

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — A financially troubled St. Louis, Mo., furniture company that operates several facilities in Mississippi is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is set to lay off its 1,451-person workforce in the state. Furniture Brands International designs, manufactures and markets furniture under a variety of notable brand names, including Broyhill and Thomasville. Its Lane Furniture division operates manufacturing ...

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Facing deficit, city to layoff workers, freeze pay raises

CLINTON — The city of Clinton, faced with a year-end deficit and more than $400,000 in leftover expenses from 2013, is cutting its fiscal 2014 budget by more than $1.1 million. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the city will be laying off at least eight employees and giving no raises. Mayor Phil Fisher says the steps will give revenues a chance ...

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Baptist Memorial lays off nearly two-dozen managers

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A health care system based in Memphis has laid off 23 managers. Baptist Memorial Health Care says the cuts were across its 14-hospital system and included managerial layoffs in pathology, cardiac rehabilitation and cardiac catheterization. Baptist spokeswoman Ayoka Pond told The Commercial Appeal yesterday that the employees who were laid off can apply for other positions in ...

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Kmart to close two Coast stores in November

WAVELAND and GULFPORT — Kmart has announced that it will be closing stores in Waveland and Gulfport in south Mississippi. The closings are scheduled for mid-November. The closings mean the only remaining Kmart location in South Mississippi will be on U.S. Highway 49 in Gulfport. Company officials specifically say that location will remain open. The Gulfport location has 52 employees ...

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Entergy's earnings plummet, utility will cut 800 jobs

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. said its second-quarter net income dropped 55 percent, weighed down by higher expenses and absent a favorable tax ruling received during the prior-year period. The New Orleans-based utility also said today that it is cutting about 800 jobs, or about 5 percent of its workforce of 15,000. It says that the job cuts are part ...

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Navistar shuttering plant; 80 workers left jobless

WEST POINT — Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point. Navistar spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said in a statement that the 80 workers at the plant were notified today. McFarland says the decision came in response to across-the-board federal budget reductions known as the sequester that went into effect on March 1. “The sequester along with the ...

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Ceiling tile factory reopening after four years; to employ 100+

MERIDIAN — CertainTeed will reopen its ceiling tile factory in Meridian, hiring 110 employees by 2016. Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials made the announcement today at the company’s plant near Meridian’s Key Field airport. CertainTeed laid off 90 workers at the plant in 2009, citing a depressed construction market. A small number of sales and distribution employees were retained. ...

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