Tecumseh products expanding operations in Verona

August 8, 2013 in Business, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Tecumseh Products Company have announced the creation of up to 150 new jobs over the next five years and the retention of 350 jobs at their Verona facility to meet the increased global demand for their products.

The expansion represents a significant multi-million dollar investment for Tecumseh.

Tecumseh manufactures refrigeration and air conditioning products and, is expanding production of the energy efficient AE2 commercial refrigeration compressor to better serve the North American market. 

Man accused of sexual relationship with 15-year-old

May 16, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Tupelo man has been arrested on charges he had inappropriate contact with a minor. Tupelo police arrested Lawrence Taylor, 24, on Sunday, WTVA said.

He is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old.

Taylor is formally charged with statutory rape and is being held in the Lee County Adult Detention Center on an $80,000 bond

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.