Three facts about Watkins 45 in Columbus. One, it is the city's third busiest convenience store. Two, it sells more Hunt Brothers Pizza pies than any other Mississippi location. Three, its longtime owner sold it to Sprint Mart on Monday.
Rex's Rentals is moving. For nearly eight years, the Columbus business has been located downtown at 322 Main Street, between the old Masonic lodge and the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.
Benjamin Woodson, MD has joined the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. He is in practice at the Columbus Urology Group.
Lauren Cobb Steele has joined Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, as an Associate in the firm's Regulatory Department.
Johnny Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV, was recently awarded the Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award at the National Conference of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy announces Brenda Johnson as the Mississippi Facilitator for the Strengthening Communities to Prevent Diabetes in Appalachia's Vulnerable Populations, a program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red. Despite signs that the economy is improving, big store chains like Wal-Mart and Kohl's don't expect Americans to have much holiday shopping cheer unless they see bold, red signs that offer huge discounts. As a result, shoppers are seeing big sales events earlier and more often than in previous holiday seasons.
We begin with two items coming from 18th Avenue North in Columbus. You may have noticed that CJ's Pizza in Towne Square has been closed this week. Here's why: the owners of the pizzeria and CJ's Italian Bistro are combining the restaurants. Beginning next week it will be one restaurant: CJ's Pizza & Bistro.
About a month ago, Dan Bennett, a local eye doctor, and his wife, Kim, purchased the building at 513 Main St. Planning is ongoing, so nothing has been finalized, but Kim Bennett said she and her husband are "99 percent sure" they will rent the 3,000 square feet out to a restaurateur.
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