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Whiskey rebellion: Fayette, Ala., liquor tax draws complaints

Posted 1/12/2011 in Business

Leaders in a west Alabama town are deciding what to do about complaints that liquor taxes in the formerly dry city are now too high.

 

 

Runoff in north Miss. transportation commissioner race

Posted 1/12/2011 in Business

Despite the chilly weather, voters turned out Tuesday, sending transportation commissioner candidates Mike Tagert and John Caldwell Sr. to a runoff election. While Caldwell was the top vote-getter, Tagert, of Starkville, won the vast majority of votes in the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Hungry Auburn fans cause run on duck meat

Posted 1/11/2011 in Business

Auburn fans in the Mobile area who wanted to chow down on duck meat while watching the Tigers defeat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship may have been out of luck. At least two stores sold out of duck meat Monday as fans were getting ready for the big game.

 

 

Weather, kindness allow fan to get ticket to Auburn game

Posted 1/11/2011 in Business

Dial Gibbs, an 81-year-old Auburn resident, had almost given up hope Saturday afternoon. He was alone in Phoenix without the $995 ticket he purchased to the BCS National Championship game.

 

Condos may come to former Borden plant in Starkville

Posted 1/11/2011 in Business

Tabor Construction and Development has spent more than a year renovating the former Borden milk plant at the corner of Montgomery and Lampkin Streets for restaurant, retail and storage space. Now, the Starkville-based company is hoping to add condominiums to the massive, two-story structure.

Low voter turnout as election competes with weather

Posted 1/11/2011 in Business

The special election for the state's next Northern District Transportation Commissioner was on for today, despite concerns about icy roads. "Now we just need voters," one circuit clerk said.

Area continues thaw, but crippling cold expected tonight

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Some north Mississippi schools remained closed today and more crippling cold weather was expected tonight through the end of the week, as residents continued to dig out from under a winter storm that left up to 11 inches of snow Monday.

 

MDOT's Brown says he'll retire, cites health reasons

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Larry "Butch" Brown says his health concern - not a string of controversies - was the major factor in his decision to retire as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

 

Barbour: No delay for special elections

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he will not delay three special elections scheduled for Tuesday.

 

Hazardous driving conditions in north Miss.

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Hazardous driving conditions are being reported in parts of north Mississippi after a storm system moved through the state Sunday and into eastern parts of the country overnight.

 

Area dodges brunt of storm, but roads remain treacherous

Posted 1/9/2011 in Business

A blast of winter weather gripped Columbus, coating the city and Lowndes County in about 3 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain Sunday and today. Hundreds of businesses and schools in north Mississippi, including across the Golden Triangle, canceled classes today as the storm set in.

 

Ala. governor taking state plane to Auburn bowl game

Posted 1/7/2011 in Business

A spokesman for Gov. Bob Riley says he will attend the BCS Championship game with a ticket he purchased and will travel aboard a state aircraft.

 

 

Ala. man says woman tortured, killed his two kids

Posted 1/7/2011 in Business

Two young children were called "demon spawns from hell" by a woman who beat them during hours of torture while bound with duct-tape and let them die, according to testimony at a hearing Friday.

 

 

Eurocopter rings in new year with new contract

Posted 1/7/2011 in Business

EADS North America started the new year with a contract to build 12 more UH-72A light utility "Lakota" helicopters for the U.S. Army at Columbus' American Eurocopter plant.

 

Weyerhaeuser sells rail lines to Patriot Rail

Posted 1/6/2011 in Business

Patriot Rail Corp. said it closed its purchase of six short line railroads, including one in the Golden Triangle, that were owned by lumber and wood products maker Weyerhaeuser Co.

 

Legislators take three-day weekend

Posted 1/6/2011 in Business

JACKSON - Lawmakers are taking a three-day weekend after wrapping up light legislative work today.

 

 

Miss. Senate OKs chaplain, but not without debate

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

All the Mississippi Senate leadership wanted to do was to authorize the chamber's first official chaplain, but the proposal touched off debate over whether it's more important to send a message about Christian values to put the faith in practice through legislation.

 

 

Bill would allow golf carts on some Miss. roads

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

Hank Holcomb likes to drive his golf cart to church or the country club in his Mississippi Gulf Coast community of Diamondhead. He said he uses the cart on private roads but doesn't venture out onto public roads because that's not legal in Mississippi. Holcomb and some other coast residents were at the state Capitol on Tuesday asking for a change in state law.

 

 

Army orders more helicopters from Columbus plant

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

 

 

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