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Sears closure date unknown; residents mourn job loss

Posted 1/6/2012 in Business

Few details are being released about the closure of the Sears store in Columbus' Leigh Mall. Sears Holding Corp. announced two days after Christmas the Columbus store is one of three in the state to be closed due to poor profit performance.

 

Building Permits 1-5-12

Posted 1/5/2012 in Business

Building permits Dec. 21 - Jan. 4

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-5-12

Posted 1/5/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces Dec. 29 - Jan. 4

 

 

Contract signed: WCBI remains on DirecTV

Posted 12/30/2011 in Business

Columbus' local CBS affiliate will remain on the air with DirecTV satellite broadcasting service. "There will be no interruption," said Dean Hinson, president of Morris Network. Morris Multimedia Inc. in Savannah, Ga. owns WCBI.

 

Sears at Leigh Mall to close

Posted 12/30/2011 in Business

The Sears store at Leigh Mall is one of three that Sears Holdings plans to close in Mississippi. However, employees at the store were not aware of the closure late Thursday afternoon.

 

WCBI, DirecTV expect contract soon

Posted 12/29/2011 in Business

WCBI-TV and DirecTV expect a new contract soon for satellite carry of the local CBS affiliate, spokesmen for both companies said Wednesday afternoon. And the proverbial clock is ticking.

 

 

Sears announces store closures

Posted 12/28/2011 in Business

Sears Holdings Corp. announced Tuesday plans to close 100 to 120 stores after 2011 losses. However, the status of individual stores is still unknown. Sears includes Kmart stores and the Lands' End brand.

 

Holiday hangover: Shoppers flock to the stores to snap up bargains

Posted 12/27/2011 in Business

Retail stores around the nation, including in the Golden Triangle, have seen an influx of shoppers this holiday season, with bargain hunters flooding the aisles to snap up last-minute deals for others as well as themselves.

 

Columbus firefighters graduate from fire academy

Posted 12/22/2011 in Business

Firefighters Eric Minga, Damon S. Estes, Will R. McReynolds, and Theophilus J. Brand of Columbus Fire Department all graduated from the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter course at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 12-22-11

Posted 12/22/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces from Dec. 14 - 21

 

 

Building Permits 12-22-11

Posted 12/22/2011 in Business

Building permits from Dec 6.- Dec. 14

 

 

Winn-Dixie sold to Bi-Lo

Posted 12/20/2011 in Business

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold in a deal valued at $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said Monday, creating a huge grocery operator in the South.

 

 

Building Permits 12-15-11

Posted 12/15/2011 in Business

Building Permits for November, Dec. 6- Dec. 12

 

 

Conn inducted as Home Builders Association of Mississippi secretary/treasurer

Posted 12/15/2011 in Business

Lance Conn, a home builder from Columbus, was inducted as the 2012 secretary/treasurer of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi during ceremonies held as the fall board of directors meeting in Jackson.

 

Saturday Profile: Pitty-Pats closing its doors after 32 years

Posted 12/10/2011 in Business

They came from places as far away as Texas, Louisiana and Georgia. They brought their children and later their grandchildren. For more than three decades, the little house, nestled beneath a canopy of pines on Crescent Drive, was a one-stop shop of wonders and curiosities to suit the young as well as the young at heart. And the reason for it all was Pitty-Pat's, a locally owned gift shop specializing in hard-to-find, high-end gifts and collectibles ranging from Italian-made Fontanini Nativity sets to tussy mussy bouquets made by an artisan in Artesia.

 

Peter Imes: Joining the conversation now much easier

Posted 12/2/2011 in Business

The Dispatch's website, cdispatch.com, has long encouraged online readers to leave comments at the bottom of each article. Though the paper still receives some letters to the editor by mail, most people now either email letters to us or simply post a comment at the end of a story.

 

 

Building permits 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Business

Building permits Nov. 8 - Nov. 16

 

 

Marriages and divorces 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces Nov. 2 - Nov. 16

 

 

Marriages and Divorces 11-10-11

Posted 11/10/2011 in Business

Columbus Marriages and Divorces (November 2 - November 9)

 

 

Building Permits 11-10-11

Posted 11/10/2011 in Business

Building permits Nov. 1 - Nov. 7

 

 

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