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Suit settled over road manager’s treatment of ex-worker

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by a former county road employee in Mississippi who accused his manager of making racist comments. Both men are African American. The Commercial Dispatch reports the federal lawsuit was filed in July by Justin Denson, who worked from 2015 to 2017 as a sign technician for Oktibbeha County. A judge signed ...

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Golden Triangle achieves certification as ACT WorkReady Community

The Golden Triangle region announced that it has met all criteria to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community. This achievement caps a 2-year process and begins a two-year growth and maintenance phase to retain certification. The initiative was led by East Mississippi Community College and the Golden Triangle Development LINK, with area leaders from Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties ...

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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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Reed’s store in Columbus closing next year

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal  COLUMBUS – After working with the Reed family for nearly five decades, Lex Jackson is retiring next year. And with his retirement will be the closing of Reed’s department store in the city. “Family businesses go through rhythms, and this is one of those,” said Jack Reed Jr., the president of the iconic department ...

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Project walk-aways and no-shows: the other side of Golden Triangle ledger

By JACK WEATHERLY  John Correnti was thrown out of Joe Max Higgins’ office. Correnti was one of the people that had brought a big steel mill to Columbus. Now he was on to another project in Lowndes County, but, according to Higgins, chief executive of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, things weren’t going smoothly. Correnti was a legend in steel-making. ...

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’60 Minutes’ effect: showers of positive news on Golden Triangle

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi got the nation’s attention Sunday night – and it was all positive. CBS’ “60 Minutes” focused on the economic strides of the Golden Triangle, whose points are Starkville, Columbus and West Point. And it revolved around Joe Max Higgins, the colorful chief executive of LINK, the economic development agency for the area. Higgins said on Monday he was surprised ...

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Plum Creek Environmental expanding in North Mississippi

Plum Creek Environmental, manufacturer and distributor of waste and recycling containers and equipment, is expanding in North Mississippi, investing $825,000 and creating 50 jobs. Founded in Columbus, Plum Creek Environmental is expanding into a larger facility previously occupied by Long Branch in West Point. “We are excited to find a property in West Point that will greatly enhance our production ...

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Mississippi Golden Triangle has large new industrial site

Economic development officials are promoting a new industrial site in the Golden Triangle area of eastern Mississippi. Golden Triangle Development LINK and the Tennessee Valley Authority on Friday unveiled the new 1,144-acre Infinity Megasite, which is west of GTR Regional Airport. It is the third megasite in Lowndes County, the Commercial Dispatch reports. Megasites are large parcels of land designed ...

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Columbus lands 2016 rural tourism conference

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference is coming to Columbus. The conference will be held Oct. 24-26, 2016, at the Courtyard Marriott The annual conference is hosted alternately between Mississippi and Alabama. This year’s conference will be held Oct. 19-21 in Rogersville, Alabama. Greenwood, Mississippi, hosted the 2014 conference Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter says ...

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