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Loans for drought losses available in Alcorn, Tishomingo counties

Small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and certain nonprofits in Alcorn and Tishomingo counties are eligible for federal disaster loans because of drought conditions in the area. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that the entities are eligible for economic injury disaster loans if they suffered financial losses tied to the drought that began in November. The SBA says it can’t ...

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Miss. poised to control Yellow Creek Port property

IUKA — The U.S. Senate has given final approval to transferring Yellow Creek Port property in northeast Mississippi from federal control to state control. A bill passed the Senate Thursday, weeks after it passed the House in September. It is headed to President Barack Obama, and a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says the president is expected to ...

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Villa International sites RV furniture factory in Belmont

BELMONT — A California company will open a recreational vehicle furniture factory in northeast Mississippi, with plans to hire 75 employees over five years. Villa International, based in Cerritos, California, will invest $250,000 to expand into Tishomingo County. It will pay an average annual salary of $35,360. The Mississippi Development Authority will loan Tishomingo County $507,000 to purchase the former ...

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MDOT finds bad bridge near school, re-posts weight limit

TISHOMINGO COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has identified yet another aging bridge — this one near a school — and has re-posted its weight limit. MDOT recently evaluated the posted weight limit of Bridge No. 2.3 on State Route 172 during a routine bridge inspection. It was determined that due to the aging of the structure, the ...

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Supervisors approve measure for Sunday beer sales

IUKA — The Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors has approved the Sunday sale of beer in the county. Deputy Chancery Clerk Lynn West says the date for an extension of hours will be set after a legal notice of the proposal is published for three weeks. New Sunday beer sale hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The change ...

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Deadline approaches for aid to victims of last year's flooding

ALCORN COUNTY and TISHOMINGO COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 28 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans. These loans are available in Alcorn and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi as a result of excessive ...

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Silicon metal getting a rebirth — Investors are betting new technologies and efficiencies can make product competitive in U.S.

Silicon metal manufacturing largely died out in the United States more than three decades ago, done in by the large volume of raw materials required to produce the multi-purpose alloy and an inability to compete with cheaper foreign imports. However, technological advances, new manufacturing efficiencies and long-awaited U.S. trade protections have brought a reversal that may make a comeback possible. ...

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Silicon Metal's plans lift Tishomingo's economic development despair of decades past

After huge back-to-back economic development failures three decades ago, Tishomingo County was described by the New York Times as “all dressed-up with nowhere to go.” The Northeast Mississippi county, which borders both Tennessee and Alabama, now has a cause for cheer:  The Tishomingo County town of Burnsville has been selected by Mississippi Silicon  for a $200 million silicon metal production ...

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