Layoffs signal uncertain future for GreenTech plant
Just after the workday began on Monday, Jan. 8, 2017 workers at Tunica County based GreenTech Automotive learned that some of them would be laid off.
“When we got off work on Thursday, we were asked to come to a meeting first thing Monday morning,” a former employee who asked not to be named said. “We thought that if we were getting laid off, they would have done it then.”
Instead, employees reported to the facility and were told by management that a planned merger with a Chinese company had fallen through. Employees were told that they would receive their last paycheck. They learned that they would not receive a bonus promised to them.
Local History: Yazoo Pass, Part 5 - Cotton Bale Fort
This week continues a series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris that were first published in 1994 and 1995. This story appeared in the December 15, 1994 issue.
When the one-armed Confederate General William W. Loring returned to Greenwood from a 70-mile patrol up the Tallahatchie, he had seen Yankees’ torturous progress downriver and he knew the long-awaited battle was imminent.
Loring ordered General Lloyd Tilghman, a West Point graduate, former construction engineer, and one-time Yankee prisoner to send a battery of field artillery and an infantry regiment to Greenwood.
Walton honored for years of service
Jeanine Walton, who is retiring from the Tunica County School District after 35 years, was honored by family, friends and co-workers at a surprise reception on Monday, December 19, at the Tunica Museum.
Progress in local schools recognized
Citing a “laser like focus on teaching and learning,” Dr. Margie Pulley welcomed state officials, administrators, teachers, students and the community to a formal acknowledgement of the strides made by the Tunica County School district on Friday, Dec. 16.
“We are moving in the right direction to grow all students to proficiency,” Pulley told the crowd gathered at the Rosa Fort High School gymnasium. “This is truly a celebration.”
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