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Shoppers take advantage of tax free holiday

Posted 7/27/2013 in Area

Parking lots in Columbus were filled to near capacity Saturday as parents took advantage of the annual sales tax holiday for their back to school shopping.

Lowndes County unemployment rate rises

Posted 7/25/2013 in Area

According to statistics released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Lowndes County has a 10.6 percent unemployment rate, an increase of 0.4-percent compared to June 2012.

 

Belle Foods to sell 44 stores

Posted 7/25/2013 in Area

 

 

Inspector general finds 4-year parts audit lapse at TVA

Posted 7/24/2013 in Area

 

Arrest report: 7-23-13

Posted 7/23/2013 in Area

 

BancorpSouth profits hold steady

Posted 7/23/2013 in Area

 

 

Sturgis to hire part-time police chief, officers

Posted 7/22/2013 in Area

Sturgis will soon hire a new police chief, assistant chief and officer to recently vacated, part-time positions, Mayor Walter Turner confirmed Friday.

 

City sales tax collections up at last

Posted 7/20/2013 in Area

Columbus sales tax receipts for this month are up $17,330.92 from last July, ending a string of eight months where collections were down.

Ex-Columbus, Ole Miss star faces sexual battery charge

Posted 7/19/2013 in Area

Vernon Studdard, 65, of Amory, was arrested last week by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and charged with two counts of sexual battery.

 

CCEDD launches, approves land purchase

Posted 7/16/2013 in Area

The newly formed Clay County Economic Development District performed its first major order of business Monday -- the authorization to purchase up to $11 million in parcels needed for Yokohama Tire Company to build its plant.

 

Atmos deal will cut gas rates in half in Artesia

Posted 7/16/2013 in Area

Sixty-one customers of the Artesia natural gas system will soon see their monthly rates cut 49 percent after Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley signed an act approving a sale and transfer to Atmos Energy Corporation Monday.

 

West Point begins work on $6 million water system retrofit

Posted 7/15/2013 in Area

West Point officials said improvements to the city's waste water system will put its processing operations on par with Starkville and Columbus.

 

Tuitions continue to rise at state's public universities

Posted 7/13/2013 in Area

Despite the rising price of college tuition, local universities insist the rewards exceed the cost. The eight public universities across the state of Mississippi will increase tuition rates by an average of 6.4 percent to $6,329 per school year.

 

Resignations leave Sturgis without police force

Posted 7/13/2013 in Area

Sturgis Mayor Walter Turner said he is hopeful the city will name a new police chief by the end of the month and then begin hiring officers after recent board action and subsequent resignations depleted the town's law enforcement agency.

 

 

Clay County establishing economic development district

Posted 7/13/2013 in Area

To date, Clay County has not had an economic development district. That will change Monday when a seven-member Clay County Economic Development District board will hold its first meeting at 9 a.m.

 

 

Departing TVA chief to get bonus

Posted 7/13/2013 in Area

 

Yokohama chooses Georgia firm to build first phase

Posted 7/12/2013 in Area

Officials from Yokohama Tire Company confirmed Thursday the selection of Atlanta, Ga.-based Kajima Associates/Architects & Engineers to design and build the first phase of its Clay County manufacturing plant location scheduled to begin operation in October 2015.

 

NRC: Nuclear plant still needs improvement

Posted 7/12/2013 in Area

 

 

TVA says power rates down due to wet weather

Posted 7/3/2013 in Area

 

 

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