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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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