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Golden Triangle airport expands

Cutting the ribbon recenty on Golden Triangle Regional Airport’s Terminal Expansion are (from left) Airport Authority Board Member Frank Chiles; Jonathan Byrum of Byrum Construction; Board Member Bobby Harper; Board Chairman Stephen James, Board Members Robin McCormick and Sonny Kelly; and Executive Director Mike Hainsey. (Courtesy of GTR Airport)

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Navistar Defense buys West Point Assembly Plant

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Navistar Defense on Monday said it had acquired its assembly plant in West Point for an undisclosed amount. The company has leased the facility from Babcock and Wilcox since 2006. “The purchase of the assembly plant is a part of our strategic plan to grow our business,” said Ted Wright, Navistar Defense chief executive ...

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Baptist Golden Triangle welcomes new Food and nutrition director

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle welcomes Jessica Weller, Morrison’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services. She comes to Columbus from San Antonio, Texas where she worked as Director of Nutrition and Culinary and served as Executive Chef for HHS Culinary at a private surgical hospital. Originally from Orange, Texas, located in the Golden Triangle of that state, a lifelong love of ...

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Baptist Golden Triangle welcomes Dr. Stewart Horsley

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle welcomes new cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Stewart Horsley, MD to the medical staff. Horsley comes to Columbus from Baptist Heart – Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. He will be in practice at BMG Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at 255 Baptist Blvd., Suite 401, Columbus. Originally from Auburn, Ala., Horsley is a graduate of the University ...

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Historic bell tolls again on women’s university campus

By AMANDA LIEN /Commercial Dispatch COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women President Nora Miller doesn’t remember when the bell inside the Callaway Hall clock tower stopped chiming. She also doesn’t know why it suddenly started ringing again. After what she guessed is more than 10 years of silence from the historic clock tower, Miller suddenly heard the bell while she ...

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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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