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Trucking company plans to expand to former Artex plant in West Point

Posted 10/29/2010 in Business

WEST POINT -- Royal Trucking is moving forward with plans to lease a portion of the former Artex International plant in West Point.


Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Business

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.



Expert: Nunnelee will win 1st District seat

Posted 10/28/2010 in Business

A Mississippi State University political expert is predicting a win for Republican challenger Alan Nunnelee in the 1st Congressional District, since incumbent Democrat Travis Childers no longer has the luxury of running alongside a popular presidential candidate.



National GOP politicians stump for Nunnelee

Posted 10/27/2010 in Business

U.S. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor said Wednesday that north Mississippi's congressional seat is a "majority maker" for the GOP and he's urging voters to turn out next Tuesday for the party's nominee, Alan Nunnelee.



Two women raped, one killed in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Posted 10/27/2010 in Business

Police are searching for a suspect in the rapes of two women at an apartment in Tuscaloosa. One of the women was killed.



Trustmark boosts third-quarter earnings

Posted 10/27/2010 in Business

Regional banking company Trustmark Corp. said it posted a 15 percent increase in third-quarter profit as the company while making progress in reducing its exposure in Florida.



Analysis: It's the season for tough political ads

Posted 10/25/2010 in Business

Midterm federal elections are just a week away, and many Mississippi TV viewers are being hit with a steady stream of vitriolic political advertising.



SemiSouth to double Starkville work force, adding 70 jobs

Posted 10/22/2010 in Business

With the infusion of $30 million from a California-based clean technology company, Starkville's SemiSouth Laboratories plans to expand and bring more than 70 new jobs to the Golden Triangle.



Trustmark: Cadence deal, though failed, can be primer for other banks

Posted 10/22/2010 in Business

Trustmark Corp. believes its attempt to acquire Cadence Bank - even though it failed - can serve as a blueprint for other banks seeking to buy distressed institutions not yet under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation control.



College Board OKs MSU's role in CottonMill Marketplace plans

Posted 10/22/2010 in Business



Calif. firm invests more than $30 million in Starkville company

Posted 10/22/2010 in Business

Power Integrations Inc. has announced that it will invest $30 million in SemiSouth Laboratories Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer in Starkville.


Filing: Cadence had offer from Community Bancorp same day it agreed to Trustmark deal

Posted 10/20/2010 in Business

Papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today show that Cadence Bank forged ahead with its failed merger agreement with Trustmark Bank on the same day that it received a higher offer from Community Bancorp, which scooped up the Starkville bank weeks later.


Shoe shop redemption: Council OKs beauty shop addition

Posted 10/20/2010 in Business

The Columbus City Council had already made up its mind to grant Janet Morris a zoning variance Tuesday night.



Boehner to campaign for Nunnelee on Thursday

Posted 10/20/2010 in Business

U.S. House Republican leader John Boehner will campaign for congressional candidate Alan Nunnelee in northern Mississippi on Thursday, signaling the GOP's intense effort to win back a seat it lost in 2008.


Link, CVB find common ground

Posted 10/19/2010 in Business

In a compromise with the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau board voted 8-1 Monday to decrease the group's funding by $19,000.


Lowndes to participate in statewide tornado drill

Posted 10/19/2010 in Business

Columbus and Lowndes County will participate in the Annual Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. conducted by the National Weather Service.



Spending tops $2 million in 1st District congressional race

Posted 10/18/2010 in Business

North Mississippi's congressional race is turning into a multimillion dollar contest as Democrats work to hold onto the seat they won in 2008 and Republicans try to reclaim it.



Halloween mystery: Why grow pumpkins?

Posted 10/16/2010 in Business

Halloween is surrounded by mystery, and one of the greatest mysteries to Mississippi farmers is why anyone would want to grow pumpkins.


Foreclosures rising in Lowndes County

Posted 10/16/2010 in Business

Owning a home may be part of the American dream, but that dream is facing hard realities in Columbus and Lowndes County.


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