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County designated StormReady

ADAMS COUNTY — Adams County is the latest community to receive the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. Mississippi now has 28 StormReady designations including 14 communities, 11 counties and the University of Southern Mississippi and University of Mississippi. StormReady is a nationwide program of the weather service that helps communities protect their citizens during severe weather and encourages ...

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Entergy, county form 'Claiborne Works!'

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Entergy and Claiborne County leaders have launched an economic development plan aimed at maximizing the county’s resources to create new revenue streams. The plan establishes an economic development organization called Claiborne Works! to lure new businesses, expand existing businesses and boost tourism. Led by Entergy in conjunction with TIP Strategies, an economic development consultant, the strategic plan ...

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Vitro America adding jobs

GRENADA — Vitro America, LLC, a fabricator and distributor of architectural glass and aluminum products, will consolidate the production of safety glass and storefront metal systems into an in-house operation at its Grenada manufacturing facility. Previously, the company outsourced production of its storefront metal systems. Vitro America has invested $1.2 million in new equipment to facilitate these new operations and ...

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County puts assets on the map

STONE COUNTY — The Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP) has helped Stone County become among the first counties in the state to take part in the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA’s) asset mapping project. Asset mapping identifies, categorizes and quantifies a community’s assets. SCEDP executive director Charlotte Koestler served on a team that conducted asset mapping in Stone County Oct. ...

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More ARRA funding awarded

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of $58.1 million in community facilities projects that are being funded immediately with federal funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In addition to the $58.1 million that USDA Rural Development is providing to fund the 104 projects announced today, recipients will invest $41.2 million from other ...

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