Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority Mississippi Chairman Glen McCullough – now the executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority – is the keynote speaker at today’s sixth annual Manufacturing Summit. McCullough will speak about his vision for the future of MDA and give a current update on the agency. […]
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If a community has jobs it can solve most of its problems. Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment statistics released this week offer an encouraging statement about the region’s economy, perhaps the strongest affirmation so far of a comeback after the Great Recession late in the first decade of the century. Northeast Mississippi had a 6.5 percent unemployment […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Even with an increase in the unemployment rate in December, the overall jobless rate for all of Northeast Mississippi in 2015 was 6.5 percent. That’s the lowest rate in the 10 years the Daily Journal has compiled the figures, with information provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There are always people in need and that means Chickasaw County needs United Way now more than ever. United Way provided $106,000 of assistance to 30 agencies serving people from Chickasaw County last year and this year 27 agencies have requested roughly $130,175. Mike Mitchell, United Way […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal BATON ROUGE, La. — Hassell “Trey” Franklin III, of Houston, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Franklin is pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University. Trey is the […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE –With Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant offering the keynote address, manufacturing, logistics and transportation leaders will “Focus on the Future” at the fifth annual Manufacturing Summit. The Wednesday March 18 program, held by Mississippi State University and American Home Furnishings Alliance, will be held on campus at the Franklin Center, […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal Did you really think there would be school today? With Wednesday’s snowfall dropping over 8-inches on roads in Chickasaw County, Northeast Mississippi school districts, businesses and institutions have begun announcing closings for Thursday. The following school districts will be closed: * Calhoun County Schools * Calhoun Academy * Chickasaw […]
Fifty percent of the businesses that opened there doors this morning will be gone in a year. Seventy-five percent of those will be gone in five years. That is why we want to wish Franklin Corporation a hearty, happy birthday as they celebrate their 45th year of operation today. The company has over 1,100 employees […]
HOUSTON – Franklin Corp. has announced the retirement of long-time employee John Lee Lyles as Vice President of Manufacturing. Hassell Franklin, Chairman and CEO of Franklin Corp., announced Lyles retirement Friday and said Kevin Faulkner has been chosen to fill the post and the changes will be effective at the end of this year. Lyles […]
By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – United Furniture Industries and McCormick Drive LLC have bid on a former Lane Furniture Industries facility. The companies have offered to buy Lane’s former office and warehouse facility in Verona, according to a bankruptcy filing by FBI Wind Down Inc. United Furniture has a large manufacturing plant in […]
MISSISSIPPI STATE — Anticipating the return of manufacturing to the U.S., Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute is hosting the Mississippi Reshoring Summit on Sept. 24. Higher labor costs in China and technological advances that aid in U.S. production are partly responsible for increasing domestic manufacturing. The summit will help attendees answer the question for […]
HOUSTON – The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved a $1.47 million investment grant to help construct a new water system to serve current and future tenants at Houston’s industrial park. The funding will cover just over half of the projected $2.94 million cost of the project. The City of Houston applied for the […]
HOUSTON – Senatorial candidate Thad Cochran (R-Miss) stopped in Houston Friday to visit with employees at Franklin Corporation and discussed immigration, events unfolding in the Middle East and the need for Republicans to vote for him this fall. Cochran was at Franklin for about an hour Thursday and chatted with employees about issues and shook […]
HOUSTON – Zachary White has a plan and now he has the funding to help make it happen. White was the recipient of the Franklin Corporation Scholarship this spring and hopes to turn the $8,000 award into a degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Mississippi State University this fall. “I can’t tell you how much this […]
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