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Browning on Business: Barbecue restaurant back open in Columbus

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

An east Columbus barbecue restaurant is back. The Pit and Cone opened its doors at 710 Alabama St. on Friday. The restaurant was located at 302 Tuscaloosa Rd. for years but closed in mid-January.

SSG awards Higgins for site work

Posted 2/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins was honored in Denver, Colo. Wednesday for the organization's work to bring Yokohama Tire Company among other major companies to the area.


Senate passes measure for MUW, MSU library renovations

Posted 2/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State senators specifically allocated almost $85 million in bonds to Mississippi's public universities and junior colleges Wednesday with legislation that, if signed into law, will fund renovations to Mississippi State University's and Mississippi University for Women's libraries.


Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.

Arizona governor's veto aimed at own party's right

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.


20-week abortion ban bill moves to full Miss. Senate

Posted 2/27/2014 in State

A bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks' gestation is advancing to the full Mississippi Senate for more debate later.



Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

A consulting firm that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest, the State Department's inspector general said Wednesday in a report that buoyed supporters of the controversial pipeline and disappointed critics.



Marriages and divorces 2-27-14

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business


Business brief: Waller promoted

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

Scott Waller has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mississippi Economic Council.


Building permits 2-27-14

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business



Iran sanctions dispute hurts vets bill prospects

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

The prospects for an election-year Senate bill aimed at beefing up benefits for America's veterans are caught in the dispute over whether to impose sanctions on Iran.



Lawmakers eye plan to give Viking Range $12M

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

The state of Mississippi is proposing to give $12 million to Middleby Corp., the owner of Greenwood's Viking Range, to help pay for an expansion.



Big changes ahead for Delta frequent fliers

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

Delta Air Lines is making fundamental changes to its frequent flier program and will reward those who buy its priciest tickets, as opposed to those who fly the most miles.



Phone cameras step closer to high-end power

Posted 2/27/2014 in Business

Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras.



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