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Marriages and divorces 1-19-12

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces Jan. 12 - 18

 

 

Former trailblazer Kodak files for Chapter 11

Posted 1/19/2012 in National

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Kodak's moment has come and gone. The glory days when Eastman Kodak Co. ruled the world of film photography lasted for over a century. Then came a stunning reversal of fortune: cutthroat competition from Japanese firms in the 1980s and a seismic shift to the digital technology it pioneered but couldn't capitalize on. Now comes a wistful worry that this icon of American business is edging toward extinction.

 

 

Mississippi hospitals won't try to kill tax for Medicaid

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The leader of the Mississippi Hospital Association says his group won't fight renewal of a tax his members pay to help fund Medicaid.

 

 

Cellphone crackdown in Mississippi prisons

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Beginning in February, Mississippi inmates caught with cellphones will lose all privileges.

 

 

Feds claim most of state's $20M settlement

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the federal government to give him until Jan. 30 to file documents supporting Mississippi's effort to keep $17 million from a settlement with pharmaceutical companies accused of inflating wholesale prices.

 

 

Ocean Springs talks noise with businesses

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

OCEAN SPRINGS -- City leaders in Ocean Springs say establishing a noise ordinance to shield downtown neighborhoods from bustling late-night businesses will require negotiation.

 

 

Building Permits 1-19-12

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

Building Permits Jan. 10 - Jan. 16

 

 

USDA: $5.4M for Miss. in disaster funds

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi is set to get $5.4 million in disaster aid from the Department of Agriculture.

 

 

Appeals court hears case over Mississippi girl's rape

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- A south Mississippi school district is asking a federal appeal court to throw out a lawsuit claiming a 9-year-old student was repeatedly raped by a man who checked her out of school six times without authorization.

 

Police make marijuana arrest while investigating call

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police responded to Kermit Street for a call of shots fired, but the incident turned into a drug arrest.

 

Hard Rock explores expansion options

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

BILOXI -- Hard Rock Casino Biloxi is considering building a 12-story hotel tower that would add 154 hotel rooms.

 

 

BancorpSouth profits drop, company to sell stock

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

TUPELO -- BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter profit dropped even as it cut loan losses. The regional bank, with $13 billion in assets, posted a profit of $13.3 million, or 16 cents per share, in the last three months of 2011. That's down 16 percent from $15.8 million, or 19 cents per share, in 2010's fourth quarter.

 

'Done deal': Marshall Academy football coach plans to take job at Heritage

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"It's pretty much a done deal." Those were Barrett Donahoe's words this morning when he was asked if he had officially become the new football coach at Heritage Academy.

Arrest made in sexual assault at laundromat

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at a Main Street laundromat was taken into custody without incident Wednesday afternoon.

 

Renasant Corp.'s fourth quarter profit rises

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

TUPELO -- Renasant Corp. says fourth-quarter profit rose on the strength of its expansion.

 

 

Southaven stops paying stipend to mayor

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

SOUTHAVEN -- A $145,000 annual salary already makes Southaven Mayor Greg Davis one of the highest-paid public officials in Mississippi. But the city also has been paying the mayor a little-known $35,000-a-year stipend for supervising water and sewer operations.

 

 

Bond set for woman charged in gunplay shooting

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman charged with murder had a six-figure bond set Tuesday. Police have charged Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. in Columbus, with murder.

 

Women press on in goal to share historic hobby

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Letterpress printers are asked to print all kinds of things. Greeting cards. Marriage proposals. Wedding invitations. So when 7-year-old Paxton Garrard strode into Jessica Peterson's shop Wednesday afternoon and coolly asked to make a print of Godzilla, she didn't blink an eye.

5-year-old girl, grandmother die in Lowndes county firee

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter died in a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon in the Plum Grove community, near the Lowndes County and Noxubee County line.

Crime dominates council discussion

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith assured residents Tuesday he is doing all he can to curtail crime in The Friendly City. Smith read a letter addressed to all Columbus residents, and the council spoke to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen about ways to prevent crime.

 

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