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BILL CRAWFORD: May Day shows rural communities can succeed

Rural communities in the South can succeed.    Thomasville, a small town in Alabama’s poor “Black Belt,” has thrived under the leadership of Mayor Sheldon Day. Indeed, Day has his folks believing it is “cool to be rural.”   Census data shows Thomasville with 4,209 residents and a low family poverty rate of 13% compared to 25% for the whole ...

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Heritage Home closing furniture plants

SALTILLO — Heritage Home Group, LLC said yesterday that it will close furniture plants in Saltillo and Thomasville, N.C., as part of a post-bankruptcy restructuring. Heritage told the Mississippi Department of Employment Security that it would cut 480 jobs in Saltillo by March 21. The plant near Tupelo makes upholstered reclining furniture under the Lane name. Heritage told the North ...

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