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Greenwood pursuing plastics plant

Officials say a Mississippi city is pursuing a plastics manufacturing plant that could create up to 75 jobs.The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Angela Curry, executive director of the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation, is an official involved with recruiting the unnamed plastics company to Greenwood. She told Greenwood’s city council Friday the California-based business has locations across the country and would invest $2 million ...

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Historic Mississippi building will likely be torn down

A historic Mississippi building has been deemed unrepairable and will likely be torn down. The Greenwood Commonwealth reported Tuesday that the Midway Hotel in downtown Greenwood will likely be demolished. Mayor Carolyn McAdams says a structural engineer reported that another historic structure has deteriorated but could be salvaged. The buildings fall under an ordinance requiring their owners to preserve them ...

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Mississippi to reopen Delta prison to hold release violators

Mississippi’s prison system announced Friday that it will reopen the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood this spring, mostly to house people who violate the terms of their probation or parole.Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall says the department will consolidate what it calls technical violation centers, which are supposed to provide a low level of sanctions for a parolee, who, for example, ...

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FOCUS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT — Snipes optimistic about future of Greenwood

By NASH NUNNERY As an accomplished landscape architect, Brantley Snipes’ is most familiar with the concept that lawns and plants need constant nurturing. The same theory might apply to an historic Mississippi Delta downtown. Now the executive director for Main Street Greenwood, Snipes came up with the innovative Revolving Real Estate program to breathe new life into the city’s once-bustling ...

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Carrollton mayor resigning, cites job duties

Mayor Russell Wilson is resigning from his post leading the 200-resident town of Carrollton. Wilson tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that he is resigning effective Feb. 1 The outgoing mayor, who manages Carroll County Farm Bureau insurance agency, says he was recently promoted to manage the organization’s Leflore County insurance agency as well, and no longer has time to be mayor. ...

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New Pepsico facility will bring 60 jobs to Leflore County

Pepsico is coming to Leflore County and bringing with it 60 new jobs. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the announcement of the construction of a new warehouse and distribution facility, which should be operational by mid2017, was made this week by Jennifer Ryan, director ofcommunications for the soft drink giant. Wayne Self, president of the Leflore County Board of Supervisors, said that luring Pepsico was a 24month effort. Construction on the warehouse, located on U.S. 82 West, is underway.

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A NEW ERA AT VIKING — Kitchen appliance veteran Kevin Brown to oversee Greenwood plant

By TED CARTER A kitchen appliances executive whose background includes working the assembly line at Oxford’s Whirlpool plant is the new head of revamped Viking Ranges in Greenwood. Kevin Brown, a University of Mississippi electrical engineering graduate who started with Viking in 2007, joined with a team of Middleby Corp. executives in 2013 to transform the products line of the ultra-premium ...

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Viking Range owner sues founder Carl, others for $100 million

By JACK WEATHERLY  Viking Range Corp. founder Fred E. Carl Jr. and other former top officers of the Greenwood-based company have been sued for $100 million for allegedly not disclosing a design defect that caused the company’s stoves to turn on by themselves. Middleby Corp. of Elgin, Ill., which bought Viking Range in 2013 for $380 million, and Viking say ...

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Owner selects Viking leader from within

By JACK WEATHERLY  Promoting from within has always been a way to build esprit de corps in the corporate world. But selecting Kevin Brown as president of Viking Range stands to double the positive effects. Brown will be responsible for the overall operations, sales and engineering initiatives at Greenwood-based Viking Range, according to a release from the Middleby Corp., which ...

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Late donors save barbecue contest after no-show prize money

Last-minute donors helped save an awards ceremony for a barbecue contest in the Mississippi Delta. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the event organizer, Ken Gammill, was at the event part of Saturday but was not around with the prize money at the end. Three local companies donated $15,000 to cover the prizes. The newspaper reports they were Robertson Fabrication Inc., ...

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