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Aussie agri company opens plant in Greenville, will hire 68

Crop protection company Nufarm celebrated the grand opening of the company’s operations in Greenville. The project is a $20 million investment and will create 68 jobs.  “As a predominantly agricultural state, the Nufarm team could not have chosen a better location for its new operations,” Gov. Phil Bryant said in a release. “I know the skilled workforce found in Greenville ...

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Mississippi board OKs 1 new charter school to open in 2020

A state board in Mississippi has approved a new charter school to open next year in the Delta city of Greenwood. Leflore Legacy Academy is scheduled to open for the 2020-21 school year. For the first year, the school will only have sixth grade. Plans call for later expansion to grades six through eight. Charter schools receive tax money but ...

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Garth Brooks to visit with Mississippi school children

Country music artist Garth Brooks is planning to speak to school children in Mississippi. The Clarion Ledger reports that Brooks will discuss the “The Power of Songwriting” at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Mississippi, on Sept. 24. The event is part of the museum’s “Backstage Pass” series. It will involve more than 140 local students who will hear Brooks speak, ...

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In Mississippi Delta, Catholic abuse cases settled on cheap (with video)

GREENWOOD — The IHOP in Southhaven, Mississippi, was an unlikely place to settle a sex abuse claim against the Catholic Church. But in January a white official from the Franciscan religious order slid into a booth across from a 35-year-old black man and offered to pay him $15,000 to keep years of alleged abuse by another Franciscan secret. The Rev. ...

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Mississippi man gets 110 years in U-Haul robbery, stabbing

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for robbing a U-Haul store and attempting to kill two women inside of it. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 32-year-old Corey Taylor also was sentenced this month to an additional 10 years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon. Court documents say Taylor and codefendant ...

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Life Help building manager loves her work, helps others

GREENWOOD — Janity Callicut says she knew little about mental illness when she became an apartment manager for Life Help six years ago, but the job has worked out well for her. She oversees a total of 20 units, including East Haven Apartments, Denton Center and some townhouses on U.S. 82. She deals with residents who have mild to moderate ...

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Senators: Bill would reverse veto of Mississippi Delta pumps

U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker are introducing a bill they say would overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 veto of a pumping station that could relieve flooding in parts of the Mississippi Delta. » READ MORE: ROSS REILY: EPA should have historical background of Delta The Mississippi Republicans said Wednesday that the measure would amend the Clean ...

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Cotton House hotel opens in Cleveland

By JACK WEATHERLY The Cotton House will hum and speak the language of the South on this, the first, weekend for the luxury hotel in downtown Cleveland. The Mississippi Writers Guild will hold a conference at the Grammy Museum Mississippi, one of several groups that will draw people to Cleveland with its 95-guestroom hotel. That will give the hotel a ...

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Lighting company to open Mississippi facility, hiring 20

A lighting company is opening a distribution center in the Mississippi Delta, investing $1 million and hiring 20. Parmida LED Technologies announced Tuesday that it would open a facility in Indianola. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says the state will direct $400,000 in federal community development money for renovations and infrastructure. The state is loaning $1.5 million to Sunflower ...

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Mayor says he’ll personally pay for criminals to leave town

The mayor of one Mississippi Delta city says he’s willing to spend up to $10,000 of his own money to pay criminals to move out of town. Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy said Monday that if lawbreakers don’t think they can turn their life around there, he’ll pay for them to move elsewhere. Espy says that’s just part of his plan ...

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