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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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Former Itta Bena city clerk must repay $149,088 after theft indictment

Itta Bena’s former city clerk has been indicted on an embezzlement charge and hit with a demand to repay $149,088 the state auditor says she lifted from light, water and sewer accounts the last several years. A Leflore County Grand Jury returned a one count indictment for embezzlement against LaCheronda Spivey, who served as Itta Bena deputy city clerk from ...

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Options for exprison site in Leflore County studied

GREENWOOD — Leflore County officials are looking for possible uses for the shuttered former Delta Correctional Facility after a bill to authorize placing state inmates there died in the Legislature. House Bill 1044 died in the Senate after Corrections Committee Chairman Sampson Jackson, DPreston, declined to bring it up for a vote. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the bill would have ...

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Board taking applications for emergency food, shelter programs

GREENWOOD — The Emergency Food and Shelter Program of Leflore County has received $19,300 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that a local board is taking applications through Friday from nonprofit agencies in the county. Agencies must be eligible for federal money and have shown they can deliver emergency food, shelter or both. They must ...

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Appeals Court upholds attorney's discrimination award

GREENWOOD — A federal appeals court has upheld an $82,000 award to a white attorney who argued he was a victim of discrimination by the black-majority Greenwood Leflore Hospital board. George Dulin argued he was pushed out of his job as the hospital board’s attorney in 2006 because of his race. He was awarded $82,000 by a federal jury in ...

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Court: White man victim of discrimination; upholds $82K verdict

JACKSON, Mississippi — A federal appeals court has upheld an $82,000 award to a white attorney who argued he was a victim of discrimination by the black-majority Greenwood Leflore Hospital board. George Dulin argued he was pushed out of his job as the hospital board’s attorney in 2006 because of his race. He was awarded $82,000 by a federal jury ...

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Legislation passes that would merge school districts

JACKSON — Three pairs of school districts would be merged under bills passed today by the Senate Education Committee. Separate measures would combine school districts in Greenwood and Leflore County, Winona and Montgomery County and Claiborne and Jefferson counties. Leflore and Claiborne have been in the spotlight after they were taken over by the state for poor academic performance and ...

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Poor conditions of schools could spur more consolidation debate

JACKSON — Reports of decrepit buildings, illiterate high school students and bloated employee rolls could fuel another round of school district consolidation by the Mississippi Legislature. Bob Strebeck, who runs the Leflore County system since the state took control last year, told Senate Education Committee members yesterday that conditions in the 2,800-student system are the worst he’s seen in six ...

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