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Job fair draws more than 1,000 from across region

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By noon on Wednesday, more than 1,000 people had come through the doors at Mississippi University for Women's Pohl gymnasium, looking for work.

 

 

New Hope coach, principal sue over firings

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former New Hope High school principal and a beloved past baseball coach say a personal vendetta led to their firings.

 

 

Editorial: Cadence deal with Texas firm benefits Golden Triangle

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence's about-face on Wednesday, agreeing to be scooped up by a private investment firm one week after it had already agreed to be bought by Trustmark, is a positive outcome for the Starkville and Columbus communities.

 

Cadence execs come along with buyout deal

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The pending sale of Cadence Bank to Community Bancorp will result in the retention of the Cadence name, local bank branches and jobs, but the same executives who have come under fire recently for the downfall of the company appear to be on track to keep their positions.

 

Trustmark president: Bank got $2 million to walk away from Cadence deal

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jerry Host, president and chief operating officer of Trustmark National Bank, said this afternoon he didn't know why Cadence Bank canceled a deal between the two for Trustmark to acquire Cadence.

 

 

Cadence press release: Q&A about Community Bancorp sale

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Frequently asked questions distributed by Cadence to the media Wednesday.

 

Curtis Austin, trailblazing Columbus judge and lawyer, dies at 60

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Municipal Court Judge Curtis Austin, a giant of the community who was one of the first African Americans to serve on the Columbus City Council and as a lawyer and judge in Columbus, died this morning in Birmingham, Ala. He was 60.

 

Planning Commission appointee may seek judge's seat

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council filled three open spots on the City Planning Commission Tuesday, but it may revisit one appointment in the near future.

 

Israeli official tours Columbus' Stark Aerospace plant

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Israel's infrastructure minister said he was pleased with the quality of workers he met Tuesday while touring an Israeli-owned factory in Mississippi.

 

Expert: State poised to lead in biofuel research, production

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi is poised to become a nationwide leader in renewable energy production.

 

 

Cadence Bank-Community Bancorp press release

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Cadence drops Trustmark bid, agrees to sell to Texas firm

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a turn of events that shocked the local banking community this morning, Cadence Financial Corp. announced that it was dumping its previous buyout offer from Jackson-based Trustmark and agreed to be acquired by Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston-based company formed to invest in community banks.

 

Meeting in Columbus to include 'Antiques Roadshow'-type event

Posted 10/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The board of trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Friday in Columbus on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

 

Movie producers to ask council to close portion of street for filming

Posted 10/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A light agenda for tonight's Columbus City Council meeting includes a request from a movie production company.

 

 

Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival draws record crowd

Posted 10/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's official: The three-day Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival was a blockbuster.

 

 

Supes balk at cutting grass, fixing lights at Dept. of Human Services

Posted 10/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A request from the Lowndes County Department of Human Services wasn't received quite as planned Monday by the Board of Supervisors.

 

 

Parks department re-advertises for renovations

Posted 10/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Board of Directors voted Monday to rebid its park projects.

 

 

Caledonia High students mourn victim of wreck

Posted 10/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fun-loving 16-year-old Kasandra Fowler wasn't happy unless everyone was smiling. That makes the death of the Caledonia High School sophomore in a Lowndes County car wreck Saturday seem even more harsh, friends said.

 

With state funding at 10-year low, community colleges struggling

Posted 10/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than half of the students enrolled in higher education classes in Mississippi are taking community college classes. But little more than a quarter of the state's funding for higher education is allocated to community and junior colleges.

 

Caledonia High student dies in car accident

Posted 10/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 16-year-old Caledonia High School student died late Saturday in Lowndes County after the car she and two friends were in swerved to miss a deer.

 

 

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