Statewide News

George Co. site for new wood pellet plant

Gulf Coast Renewable Energy will locate a $25 million wood pellet plant in the industrial park in George County.

Company officials met with the board of supervisors to request help with construction of an access road to the site on 40 acres just outside the Lucedale city limits.

The project will create about 30 new jobs, said company vice president for engineering Gary Ogle.

It will produce about 160,000 metric tons of pellets per year, Ogle said, and the company also plans to double production within the next 3 years. […]


1 dead, 2 wounded in Lucedale shooting

Authorities said one man is dead and his father and a third man are injured after a shooting in Lucedale.

WLOX-TV reports the shooting happened Sunday after an argument over a man “doing donuts” — or spinning his truck in circles — in a field.

WLOX cites the George County Sheriff’s Department as saying a homeowner argued with the driver of the pickup truck then went back in his house. […]