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$85 million sawmill to be built at Newton, creating 125 jobs

  MBJ staff St. Clair, Mich.-based Biewer Lumber will build an $85 million sawmill in Newton and create 125 jobs, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Construction is to begin in the first quarter, with production expected to begin in early 2017. Biewer operates four Midwestern sawmills, as well as three treatment/distribution centers. “We are pleased to ...

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BankFirst to merge with Newton County Bank

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NEWTON — BankFirst Capital Corporation has merged with Newton County Bancorporation Inc. The transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015, was unanimously approved by the boards of both companies but remains subject to approval by NCB’s shareholders and regulators. Terms were not disclosed. Moak Griffin, BankFirst president & CEO, says in a news release that ...

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Litigation timeline key for Section 42 valuation fight

A key hearing this week in Hinds County Chancery Court could go a long way toward changing how tax assessors calculate the tax liability for Section 42 Housing Developments. The Mississippi Association of Supervisors, the Mississippi Municipal League and dozens of towns and cities have sued the Department of Revenue, in an attempt to force that agency to allow tax ...

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