Pierce named Winston Plywood president

From staff reports Winston Plywood & Veneer announced on October 20 that Jon Pierce will now serve as President of Winston Plywood & Veneer. “I have known Jon as a friend and colleague for many years and can say without…

MDOT supports Teen Driver Safety Week

Teen Driver Safety Week is October 16-22, 2016 For many Mississippi teens, obtaining a driver’s license represents a coming of age moment charged by a newfound sense of freedom. Although this lifetime milestone expands independence for teens, driving also comes…

ICC small ensemble concert set for Nov. 10

Itawamba Community College will present a small ensemble concert at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 10, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Fulton Campus. The concert will feature the Rush Hour Saxophone Quartet, ICC’s Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble,…

Number of jobs continued to grow

The number of jobs in Mississippi continued to grow in September to 1,143,900.  Jobs were up 200 since August.  In fact, over the year since September 2015, jobs increased by 7,900.  These job figures are based on a survey of…

ECCC Workforce development working and ready to help

From press reports   The employees of East Central Community College’s Workforce Development Division helped celebrate the college’s 2016 Homecoming Oct. 15 on the Decatur campus. ECCC’s Workforce Development team includes (front row, from left) Robert Kilpatrick, Deana Cumberland, Hannah…

Local businesses sought for major transmission project

From Press & Staff Reports   The second of two vendor recruitment fairs is today for the Southern Cross Transmission line, a project proposing the construction of an approximately 400-mile, 500-kV direct current transmission line across Mississippi. Facilities would be built over…