Home » Tag Archives: Leake County

Tag Archives: Leake County

Walnut Grove mayor: Prison closure could cripple town

News

The mayor of Walnut Grove says the state’s closure of a private prison could be crippling for his town. The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced Friday that it would close the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in September and transfer its 900 inmates to state-run facilities. Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher. The prison is the town’s largest employer. Walnut Grove ...

Read More »

Unemployment assistance available to storm victims in five more counties

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Five more Mississippi counties have been declared disaster areas due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Workers in those counties who are permanently or temporarily unemployed due to the disaster may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). DUA is available to people who lose their jobs because of disasters, but who may not qualify for regular ...

Read More »

MetroCast deploys Fiber to the Home technology in Carthage

Special to the MBJ CARTHAGE, Mississippi – MetroCast Communications, the video, Internet and phone provider with offices in eight Mississippi communities, has announced the deployment of an advanced fiber-optic technology for its customers in Carthage. As a result, MetroCast customers in Carthage will receive more than 150 new video channels, Internet at speeds of up to 50 megabits per second ...

Read More »