Mississippi Toyota Plant Getting A New President

BLUE SPRINGS, MS (Ben Caxton) — Toyota will promote the vice president of its Mississippi plant to plant president effective January 1st. Currently vice president of manufacturing, Sean Suggs will replace Akitoshi Ichino who will become Toyota Motor North America vice president of vehicle manufacturing and engineering as Suggs leads…


Clarksdale Wants To Raid CPU Piggy Bank

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — One day after Clarksdale’s mayor and commissioners stopped short of replacing all five Clarksdale Public Utilities commissioners, the CPU board met and heard from Ward 1 Commissioner Bo Plunk. Plunk did not give a specific reason why the city considered replacing the CPU board but…


Mississippi Maufacturer Buys Lane Furniture Brand

VERONA, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mississippi furniture manufacturer has completed its purchase of the Lane brand. Verona-based United Furniture Industries is buying Lane from Heritage Home Group and gets rights to the Lane brand, a 300-employee factory in Belden, Mississippi, and a smaller factory that makes mechanisms for recliners…







Work Detail Escapee Back In Custody

CALHOUN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — After two days on the run an escaped Mississippi inmate is back behind bars. Calhoun County deputies acted on a tip and captured Randall Scott Willis Sunday evening; he walked away from a work detail at Calhoun County Solid Waste on Friday afternoon. Willis…


Hollowell Loses Bid To Retain Council Seat

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville will be getting another new face at the City Council table. Democrat challenger Tasha Bailey gathered more than three times as many votes in the race to represent Ward 5 than the incumbent, Ann Hollowell. The official election tally showed Bailey with 198 votes,…