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Australia’s Gabriela Ruffels wins US Women’s Amateur

WEST POINT — Gabriela Ruffels became the first Australian winner in U.S. Women’s Amateur history Sunday, beating Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 1 up in the 36-hole final at Old Waverly Golf Club. “I’m a proud Australian,” Ruffels said. “That’s where I started playing golf. I have such a huge support system back there, and to win it not only for ...

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Official: Arson caused fire that destroyed store, warehouse

A fire that destroyed two northeast Mississippi businesses last month has been ruled an arson. The state fire marshal’s office tells WTVA-TV that the June 26 blaze which destroyed a furniture store and a warehouse for refrigeration equipment was deliberately set. The massive structure included Thomas Wholesale Furniture and a warehouse for Master-Bilt refrigerated cabinets. The furniture store is operating ...

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NMMC-West Point to dedicate Kitty Bryan Dill Breast Care Suite

North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point will dedicate the Kitty Bryan Dill Breast Care Suite at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 6. The suite features new Hologic 3D Mammography™ technology that produces exceptionally sharp images to help find breast cancers earlier, see lesions more clearly and reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. “This is the most incredible and exciting news for West ...

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Yokohama tire plant fires 29 for fake work certificates

A Mississippi tire factory says it has fired 29 employees for using fake worker certifications to get jobs. The unit Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. tells WCBI-TV that the workers didn’t meet requirements to get a job at the West Point plant. The Japanese company says it’s investigating and has created safeguards to prevent it from happening again. The workers obtained fraudulent certificates ...

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Yokohama off and running for Clay County

By NASH NUNNERY Nearly three years ago, Yokohama Tire Corp. president Hikomitsu Noji compared his company’s relationship with Mississippi to “a marriage…and we are proud parents of our first child.” That “child”, officially known as Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, is now a toddler. The $300 million commercial tire manufacturing facility, built on a 570-acre site carved out of pasture land ...

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Poultry processor announces 300 jobs in West Point

Peco Foods, the nation’s eighth-largest poultry producer, is opening operations in West Point. The company is investing $40 million in the project and will create 300 jobs in the Golden Triangle over the next four years. Peco Foods is acquiring the 185,000-square-foot warehouse formerly occupied by AmeriCold and strategically located on 37 acres near interstate and major rail corridors. The ...

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Mississippi officials seek $50M plant that would hire 300

Officials in a northeast Mississippi city are courting a company they say would invest $50 million and create 300 jobs over four years. West Point selectmen and Clay County supervisors met Tuesday to offer incentives. They tell the Daily Times Leader that the unnamed company would buy a vacant cold storage warehouse and renovate it. Officials are offering 10-year property tax breaks, ...

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Production ends at company’s West Point manufacturing plant

A company that once was one of the largest employers in a north Mississippi city has ended production at a manufacturing plant. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that approximately 165 workers were affected by production ending Wednesday at the West Point plant owned by North Carolina-based Babcock & Wilcox. An additional 50 workers are still helping with the “wind ...

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Yokohama Tire opens $300 million plant in Clay County; 260 have been hired toward first phase goal of 500

By JACK WEATHERLY  Yokohama Tire Manufacturing on Monday started production at its new $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point. The Tokyo-based manufacturer has already hired 260 workers and expects to reach 500 in the first phase of its operation, with the possibility of expanding to 2,000 employees in subsequent phases. Just a little over 24 months after ...

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