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We could soon find out the fate of a troubled textile plant in East Mississippi.

USA Fabrics could face permanent closure if a solution is not found for it's current problem.

This week Clarke County Supervisors could decide what, if anything, they can do to help.

Aside from repairs needed for the roof of USA Fabrics headquarters, city officials in Quitman say other parts of the structure likely also need work. Estimates are that this could cost upward of one million dollars.

That's money that Quitman Mayor Eddie Fulton says the company nor the county has.

County supervisors and the owner are currently exploring the option of moving the plant into a metal building just yards away from the current site. This move is expected to cost significantly less than the needed repairs.

"I know the owner is fighting," says Fulton, "he's looking for investors and I hope he comes through with investors."

Within the last week the proposed new building for USA Fabrics was set to be evaluated. The owner of the company is expected to present the estimated cost for the move to Clarke County supervisors at their next meeting, set for July 2nd.

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  • by debra Location: ms on Jun 26, 2012 at 06:16 AM
    anony, you have all the answer why don't you just tell us? It going to cost anywhere they move it just trying to keep job's in the county know it all.
  • by anony Location: stonewall on Jun 25, 2012 at 03:35 PM
    Debra, doesn't someone own that building in Stonewall? How much is he willing to sell that building for? Or is he even willing to sell. What does he even plan to do with the old burlington mill? How much would it cost to move this business there?
  • by Debra Location: MS on Jun 25, 2012 at 06:37 AM
    They always spend unnecessary and just throw money up a horse ____ so to speak. They have a plant in Stonewall just setting there what is there problem they have no knowledge of what to do but invest in the wrong thing just like all the rest that want to take from the taxpayer and then say we try yep they try alright to throw away more hard working taxpayer money.
  • by annomous Location: quitman on Jun 24, 2012 at 09:34 PM
    If the county would stop buying unnecessary police cars.The county would have money to invest in more businesses for the town.
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