East Mississippi Community College President Rick Young said Friday he's received verbal commitments from Clay and Kemper counties' representatives to help fund a two-phase, $34 million expansion project.
Statistics released Wednesday indicated there were about 300 more people in Lowndes County last month without work than there were in May 2012. The county's unemployment rate is 10.1 percent -- a half point above last May's 9.6 percent. That's about 2,750 people who are out of a job.
Area business leaders convened Wednesday for the Golden Triangle Development Link's quarterly luncheon and heard a report on the status of Yokohama Tire Company manufacturing plant construction in Clay County from Link CEO Joe Max Higgins.
A missing Aberdeen man has been found dead. The body of William Harold Wright was discovered late Wednesday afternoon in the Bartachie River after Monroe law enforcement received a tip.
East Mississippi Community College representatives say construction projects are needed to help with an expected influx of students and workforce trainees associated with Golden Triangle industrial developments.
Ten years ago, Alan Nunnelee faced a similar situation now looming over about 80 employees at West Point's Navistar Defense plant: job loss at no fault of their own.
Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point.
For the eighth straight month, Columbus sales tax revenue is down from last year, but collections for the month of June are only down $2,306.51 from June 2012.
Two months after a devastating tornado swept through Noxubee County, the residents of Shuqualak are rebuilding their homes and their lives.
Since the recent announcement that tire manufacturer Yokohama Tire Company would be locating a plant in Clay County, area distributors have noticed an increased demand for the brand.
Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Friday cut the credit rating of truck and engine Navistar International Corp. by one notch, citing the poor second-quarter results it posted Monday.
The National Weather Service in Jackson is forecasting a high temperature of 96 degrees in Columbus today with the heat index expected to reach the triple digits. The arrival of summer weather in Mississippi brings with it the increased risk of heat-related illnesses, and it is important to take precautions to avoid extended exposure to the elements, according to NWS officials and local medical experts.
Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. on Monday posted a wider loss for its fiscal second quarter compared with a year ago, when it recorded a large income tax gain.
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