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Mississippi Hills celebrates 10 years, unveils rebranding and next plans

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • The Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area – one of only three in the state and 55 nationwide – celebrated its 10-year anniversary Tuesday. Supporters and members of the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance gathered at the Mississippi Hills Exhibit Center at the Renasant Center for IDEAs, which is the official coordinating entity for ...

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Kevin Charles expansion moving ahead in New Albany

By JOSH MITCHELL / Daily Journal The steel frame of the Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery expansion is taking shape on Sam T. Barkley Drive in New Albany. Rusty Berryhill, president of Kevin Charles, said Wednesday that the $2.5 million expansion project should be completed by mid-November. It is a major expansion for the New Albany furniture manufacturer and will double ...

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Shell building may bring more jobs to Union County

By JOSH MITCHELL / Daily Journal Changes are coming to the Martintown SOUTH Industrial Park in Union County. A new 100,000 square foot shell building will be built directly south of Diversity Vuteq. The building should be completed by early 2020. The goal is for an industry to move into the building and provide jobs for the community. The shell ...

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City-owned warehouse collapses in north Mississippi

NEW ALBANY — A century-old warehouse owned by a north Mississippi city has collapsed. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the New Albany building fell down around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mark Greenwood, who lives next door, says the collapse “shook the ground like an earthquake.” No one was injured. Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith said the museum bought ...

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Official: Arson caused fire that destroyed store, warehouse

A fire that destroyed two northeast Mississippi businesses last month has been ruled an arson. The state fire marshal’s office tells WTVA-TV that the June 26 blaze which destroyed a furniture store and a warehouse for refrigeration equipment was deliberately set. The massive structure included Thomas Wholesale Furniture and a warehouse for Master-Bilt refrigerated cabinets. The furniture store is operating ...

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Union County has big plans for industrial park development

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal NEW ALBANY • In an effort to recruit additional business and industry to Union County, city and county leaders, with the help of a private investment group, are building a 100,000-square-foot spec building in the Martintown South Industrial Park. The county, which has the third-lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.8 percent, has ...

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Furniture maker to expand in north Mississippi

A company that makes upholstered furniture is investing $2.5 million to expand its operations in north Mississippi, with plans to hire 30 new workers. Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery announced Thursday that it would increase furniture production at its New Albany plant to meet growing demand. The company makes pieces for associated company City Furniture, a Florida-based furniture retailer with 19 ...

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VIP Cinema Seating continues growth in New Albany

By LISA MONTI  Moviegoers want more for their ticket price than a blockbuster drama or comedy. They want gourmet snack food, a superior sound system, high-tech screens and a plush seat like the one back at home in front of their giant TV screen. In other words, they want the whole movie-viewing experience. That’s exactly what Stephen Simons and VIP ...

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Cinema seating firm to add 50 jobs

  MBJ staff Movie theater seating manufacturer VIP Cinema Seating is making a $2 million investment in its New Albany plant that will create 50 jobs, bringing employment to approximately 350, according to release from the Mississippi Development Authority on Tuesday.“We are pleased to be able to expand operations, and we appreciate all the support from the Mississippi Development Authority, ...

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Jackson Furniture to open 2 Mississippi plants, hire 250

Jackson Furniture of Cleveland, Tenn., is expanding its manufacturing operations into Mississippi with the opening of plants in Itawamba County’s Mantachie and Union County’s Myrtle. The maker of motion and stationary furniture says it is investing $2 million and creating 250 jobs over three years at the two locations. Jackson Furniture will manufacture motion furniture under its Catnapper reclining products ...

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