Ashley Furniture to add 60 jobs at Verona plant

January 24, 2013 in Business, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Ashley Furniture Industries will hire 60 people at a new plant in Verona.

Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement Tuesday during his State of the State speech, with Ashley CEO Todd Wanek attending.

Based in Arcadia, Wis., Ashley employs more than 3,000 people in the northeast Mississippi towns of Ecru and Ripley.

Another inmate charged in deadly Mississippi prison riot

November 30, 2012 in Business, News, Statewide News

Another inmate has been charged with participating in a deadly prison riot in Mississippi.

One guard was killed and 20 people were injured in the May 20 riot at the privately-run Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez, which holds illegal immigrants convicted of crimes in the U.S.

Pedro Gonzalez De Los Reyes has been charged and a complaint filed by an FBI agent says he assaulted a guard.