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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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Paper plant to upgrade, add 25 jobs

Associated Press SALTILLO — A paper company is expanding its cardboard box plant in northeast Mississippi, with plans to add 25 jobs over three years.Atlanta-based WestRock announced Wednesday that it will replace the corrugating machine at its Saltillo plant with a new, larger machine to make cardboard. WestRock says the new machine will make better cardboard. The company didn’t say ...

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Saltillo snared by sales tax snafu

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal  A year-and-a-half long slog to return a mistaken sales tax windfall is now over. As of September, the city of Saltillo has completed the repayment of about $139,000 in excess sales tax revenue directed toward the city, according to Mayor Rex Smith and City Clerk Mary Parker. “Parts of the city of Tupelo have ...

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Wicks n’ More continues rebuilding

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal SALTILLO – It’s been a journey filled with peaks and valleys, but candle company Wicks n’ More continues to fight its way back to regain its place in the market. With a new home, the company hopes to re-establish accounts and develop new ones for its still-popular signature pillar candles, as well as its ...

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Former Saltillo mayor released from federal lawsuit

OXFORD —Former Saltillo Mayor Bill Williams has been dismissed as a defendant in a wrongful termination suit filed by an ex-police officer. In September, former Assistant Police Chief Prentice Brown filed a First Amendment free speech retaliation complaint and a separate malicious interference claim against Williams and others. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson this ...

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OPINION: Saggy brains support saggy pants ordinances

Saltillo’s board of aldermen, last week, became the latest group of intellectual giants to approve a ban on wearing saggy pants in public. The unanimous vote came just a few weeks after the Columbus  city council voted 4-2 to give initial approval of a new ordinance against “sagging” or below-the-waist pants. The Saltillo vote also comes just two weeks after ...

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BUTT JUSTICE: Saltillo aldermen approve ban on saggy pants

SALTILLO — Saltillo has joined other communities in approving a ban on saggy pants in public. The unanimous vote by aldermen came Tuesday during their regular meeting. >>> MBJ POLL QUESTION: Which is more indecent? A $50 fine comes with the first offense with subsequent offenses possibly resulting in fines up to $200. Saltillo’s new ban will take effect in ...

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