Construction is scheduled to begin Thursday
on a $6.5 million cotton gin in Noxubee County.
Bogue Chitto Gin Inc. was created by a group of 25 cotton farmers from Aliceville, Ala., and from Lowndes, Clay and Noxubee counties in Mississippi.
Rodney Mast, a member of the investment group, told The Commercial Dispatch that the project will create four full-time jobs and 20 to 25 temporary jobs, during harvest season.
The gin separates the leaf trash, seeds and stems from the cotton, leaving a pure product. The seeds are kept and sold for cattle feed and cooking oil.
Once the cotton grows to maturity, it is harvested, usually beginning around the first of September through mid-October.