Adams County reports 40 more jobs than last year
Adams County now has a jobless rate of
5.9%, and 10,460 people have jobs. That's 40 more jobs than a year ago, when the unemployment rate was 6.2%. Concordia Parish reports a jobless rate of 7%, and 6,457 workers are employed. That's down 45 jobs from last
year at this time, when the unemployment rate was 7.5%.
police said Tavonte White, 24, and an unidentified female, were traveling along East Franklin Street at 5:40 a.m. in their car, when they were both shot and killed by assailants. White's car crashed in a hail of gunfire. His vehicle was riddled with
bullet holes. Police haven't said if they have any suspects.
Natchez aldermen have yet to renew their expired contract with New Orleans Hotel Consultants. The company is in charge of managing the NatchezConvention Center. The contract expired nearly two years ago. Aldermen are letting the consulting company run the convention center month-to-month without a contract, which might not be legal. The city pays
the company $250,000 a year for its management services.
Delta Regional Authority will provide Vidalia with $200,000 in grant funds for Syrah Technologies. The monies will be used to extend natural gas and broadband internet to the company's 25-acre site
in the Vidalia Industrial Park. Some of the grants funds will be used for workforce training. The manufacturer will produce spherical graphite
for electric car batteries. Syrah says it will invest more that $20 million in the facility, which formerly housed Louisiana Elastomer.
Riverland Medical Center announced Nekeisha Smith as the new Chief Operating Officer of RMC. Smith began her career with Riverland more than nineteen years ago and has served as the Director of Information Services for the
past 14 years. Smith is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a B.S. in Health Information Management, She is a registered health information administrator and a certified coding specialist.