Firefighters Darryl D. Brown, Taylor S. Mitchell, and Gregory Pack of the Columbus Fire Department graduated December 12, 2013 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.
Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It's the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession. It's also the most disappointing for stores.
Americans ramped up spending at retail businesses in November, providing a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays.
There is property changing hands out on Highway 45 North in Columbus and some new businesses are moving in. Like this: A Dick's Sporting Goods is expected to be located in a currently unoccupied portion of the old University Mall.
Kettering University President Robert McMahan was traveling in China a few months ago when he bumped into one of the university's board members at an airport in Shanghai. Mary Barra, the busy global product development chief at General Motors Co., might have just said hello and turned back to her phone. Instead, she had a long discussion with McMahan's teenage son about his education and his efforts to learn Mandarin.
The last six of nine planned branch closures will be completed by Monday as Renasant Bank's merger with M&F Bank if finalized.
Cadence Bank announced that Matt Seawright has been promoted to branch manager of the bank's Maben and Starkville Crossing locations.
Robert Huffman of Mathiston, director of Facility Management at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, recently completed the American Society for Healthcare Engineering Leadership Institute.
Dr. Anna Woodson has joined The Dermatology Clinic and Vitality Skin & Spa, in Columbus.
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.
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