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Cadence narrows loss in third quarter to $7.5 million

Posted 11/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cadence Financial Corp., parent of Cadence Bank, has reported a net loss of $7.5 million, or 63 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

 

 

Judge tosses lawsuit against sheriff's office

Posted 11/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday by two men claiming their constitutional rights were violated by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

 

Farm project plants entrepreneurial spirit in youth

Posted 11/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A farm on Columbus' Southside is providing an old-school education for a group of local teens. The Next Generation Mini Farm sits on 37 acres on Eighth Avenue South, but currently takes up just a fraction of the land.

Annual event honors international residents connected to air base

Posted 11/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- As she glided into the room in her handmade, multi-colored patadyong, Cristina Mercer beamed. And she wasn't the only one.

Rumble in West Point: Mayor Scott Ross returns; man arrested

Posted 11/10/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- A former mayoral candidate in West Point was arrested Tuesday night during the city's Board of Selectmen meeting after he refused to obey commands to remain silent and then resisted law enforcement officers who attempted to remove him from the premises.

 

Appeals Court upholds Turner conviction

Posted 11/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

JACKSON-- The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Derrick Turner in the slaying of a 79-year-old Starkville woman in 2001.

 

 

Transportation panel meets Thursday

Posted 11/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The public is invited to a meeting of the Starkville transportation committee Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex on Lynn Lane.

 

Family enjoying new Maroon Edition Habitat home

Posted 11/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At the end of Greenwood Street in the Sunset subdivision west of Starkville, Katie Marie Gray stood in her kitchen Tuesday morning as more than a dozen people wandered about her house.

 

Appeals Court upholds Turner conviction

Posted 11/10/2010 in Business

JACKSON-- The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Derrick Turner in the slaying of a 79-year-old Starkville woman in 2001.

 

 

Attorney: Video shows high school coach whipping players

Posted 11/10/2010 in Business

Three Murrah High School basketball players have sued their coach and the school system over alleged whippings.

 

 

Cat recovering from deep-fryer burns

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

A 6-to-8-month-old cat may rethink a fast-food diet after surviving a fall into a deep fryer at a restaurant in Verona.

 

 

Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than a month after his name was cleared in the case.

 

 

Miss. 2012 revenue estimate reflects slight growth

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Gov. Haley Barbour and key lawmakers have set a "cautiously prudent" revenue estimate for the next budget year, citing predictions that the state's economy will lag behind any national recovery.

 

 

Bush: Ala. governor first used 'heck of a job' line

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Former President George W. Bush says a phrase that haunted him after Hurricane Katrina - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" - was from a statement of praise he had just heard from Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.

 

 

Community Bancorp announces it's raised $1 billion to acquire banks

Posted 11/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston, Texas-based bank holding company established to acquire, stabilize and operate failed or distressed U.S. banks, announced today that it has completed its capital raise and now has committed equity capital in the amount of $1 billion.

 

 

More than 100 flat tires reported in wake of Omnova strike

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have reported more than 100 flat tires caused by roofing nails and screws since July, two months after union workers went on strike.

 

 

Speculation about Ross sparks threat of libel suit

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The whereabouts of West Point Mayor Scott Ross remain unknown, but rampant speculation surrounding his departure has sparked a libel suit.

 

Extra obstacles face disabled drivers

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From the time Tiffany Hamlin decided to get her Mississippi driver's license, it took her six years to complete the process.

 

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