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Damaged barge removed from Tenn-Tom lock after oil spill

Crews have removed a damaged barge that spilled oil from Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northeast Mississippi. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. David Schneider tells WTVA-TV that the Jamie Whitten Lock remains closed as cleanup continues and the barge’s cargo is removed. The barge spilled more than 117,000 gallons (443,000) liters of oil on Sept. 8, prompting an extensive cleanup effort. Crews worked ...

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Alloy ingredient firm sets $10M Mississippi plant, hiring 25

A maker of steel and aluminum alloy ingredients is opening a plant in northeast Mississippi. Traxys Cometals Processing announced Thursday that it’s investing $10 million and will hire 25 workers. The plant will be completed this month at Yellow Creek Port on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway near Burnsville. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says Yellow Creek is borrowing state ...

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Orbital ATK expanding in Iuka

Aerospace and defense leader Orbital ATK is expanding in Iuka, investing $10.48 million and creating 50 jobs. “As a worldwide leader in the aerospace and defense industries, Orbital ATK once again puts Mississippi on the global stage, demonstrating our hard work to provide a business environment where companies can compete successfully in today’s demanding economy,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. Orbital ...

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Loans for drought losses available in Alcorn, Tishomingo counties

Small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and certain nonprofits in Alcorn and Tishomingo counties are eligible for federal disaster loans because of drought conditions in the area. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that the entities are eligible for economic injury disaster loans if they suffered financial losses tied to the drought that began in November. The SBA says it can’t ...

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Miss. poised to control Yellow Creek Port property

IUKA — The U.S. Senate has given final approval to transferring Yellow Creek Port property in northeast Mississippi from federal control to state control. A bill passed the Senate Thursday, weeks after it passed the House in September. It is headed to President Barack Obama, and a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says the president is expected to ...

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Villa International sites RV furniture factory in Belmont

BELMONT — A California company will open a recreational vehicle furniture factory in northeast Mississippi, with plans to hire 75 employees over five years. Villa International, based in Cerritos, California, will invest $250,000 to expand into Tishomingo County. It will pay an average annual salary of $35,360. The Mississippi Development Authority will loan Tishomingo County $507,000 to purchase the former ...

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MDOT finds bad bridge near school, re-posts weight limit

TISHOMINGO COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has identified yet another aging bridge — this one near a school — and has re-posted its weight limit. MDOT recently evaluated the posted weight limit of Bridge No. 2.3 on State Route 172 during a routine bridge inspection. It was determined that due to the aging of the structure, the ...

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Deadline approaches for aid to victims of last year's flooding

ALCORN COUNTY and TISHOMINGO COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 28 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans. These loans are available in Alcorn and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi as a result of excessive ...

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Tishomingo's despair over what could have been fades as metal fabricating grows

Three decades ago Tishomingo County endured the heartbreak of losing a pair of multi-billion-dollar federal economic development projects – a TVA nuclear plant and a NASA rocket assembly facility. But, as fortune would have it, the federal government by the mid-1980s had set the stage for a new era of economic growth for the Northeast Mississippi county and its border ...

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