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Booneville voters approve legalizing beer, wine, hard liquor

Residents of a city in northeastern Mississippi have voted to allow the sale of alcohol. Two questions were on the ballot Tuesday in Booneville. One was on legalizing the sale of beer and light wine. The other on legalizing the sale of liquor and wine with more than 5% alcohol. News outlets report that each question received more than 60% ...

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Vote set on alcohol sales in 1 of Mississippi’s dry counties

It could soon be possible to buy beer or liquor in part of one of Mississippi’s last five dry counties. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Friday that referendums are set for Oct. 15 to allow alcohol sales in Booneville in Prentiss County. One measure would allow sales of liquor and full-strength wine. The other would allow sales of beer ...

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Manley named assistant vice president

Renasant announced the promotion of Blake Manley to Assistant Vice President and Relationship Officer for the Booneville market. Manley has acted as Banking Officer for Renasant since 2012. “We are thrilled to have Blake transition into the role of Assistant Vice President for the Booneville market,” said Thom Floyd, Booneville Market President. “Blake has been a huge asset to the ...

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Police investigating after toddler found dead in hot car

Police are investigating after a toddler was found dead in a hot car in northeast Mississippi. Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey tells local news outlets that the 21-month-old boy was found dead Friday evening in the parking lot of a day care center. Ramey says the child appears to have been left in the vehicle at a workplace elsewhere in ...

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Water association accuses Mississippi woman of taking $40K

A Mississippi woman has been charged with embezzling more than $40,000 from a small group that supplies water in a rural area. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Prentiss County sheriff’s deputies arrested 54-year-old Janet Lynn Patton of Booneville on April 17. She is charged with embezzlement, based on a sworn statement from the New Candler Water Association. Patton is ...

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Tool firm moving to Ripley, creating 10 jobs

MBJ staff North Mississippi Tool Inc. is relocating its operations from Booneville to Ripley in a $700,000 corporate investment that creates 10 jobs. The company, which specializes in tool and die manufacturing for customers such as Winchester, Plumrose, American Pipe, SMW and CECA, is relocating its operations to better serve its customers. The company is renting a facility from CECA ...

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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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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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Caterpillar to close Oxford plant, eliminate 240 jobs

By JACK WEATHERLY Caterpillar Inc. announced Thursday that it will shut down its Oxford plant and eliminate 240 jobs. The shutdown will take 12 to 18 months and will not affect the Peoria, Ill.-based  heavy-equipment manufacturer’s operations in Corinth and Booneville, said spokeswoman Rachel Potts. It is part of a restructuring announced in September in which 10,000 of its 114,000 jobs ...

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