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Downtown bar tries to move past controversy

Posted 1/29/2012 in Business

A downtown Columbus bar steeped in controversy opened its doors Friday afternoon after being closed for almost a year. The Elbow Room at 418 Second Ave. N. was the scene of a double homicide in 2011.

TVA Generation Partners site wins national award

Posted 1/28/2012 in Business

STARKVILLE -- A Mississippi regional landfill participating in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Generation Partners renewable power program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the nation's top renewable generation projects.

 

Aurora to expand manufacturing; details forthcoming

Posted 1/28/2012 in Business

Aurora Flight Sciences is expanding its Columbus operation, but a company spokesman declined to give specifics Friday, citing continuing negotiations.

 

 

Sara Lee to close plant in Shannon

Posted 1/27/2012 in Business

SHANNON -- Sara Lee says it will close a plant in Shannon, Miss., by the end of March putting 155 people out of work.

 

 

Foreclosures made up 20 percent of home sales in third quarter

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

LOS ANGELES -- Foreclosures made up a smaller slice of all U.S. homes sold in last year's third quarter, as banks delayed placing properties for sale and home sales slowed.

 

 

Report: Taxpayers still owed $133B from bailout

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

WASHINGTON -- Companies that were bailed out during the financial crisis still owe U.S. taxpayers nearly $133 billion. Treasury's plans to recoup that money have been slowed by the volatile stock market and weakness among smaller banks. Some of the money will never be recovered.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-26-11

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces Jan. 19 - 25

 

 

Building Permits 1-26-12

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

Building Permits for Jan. 17 - 23

 

 

Premier Health Complex welcomes new facility director

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

Premier Health Complex in Starkville recently named Robin Howell Luke director of the facility.

 

Renasant's financial-services division moving to Columbus

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

A Columbus bank is putting part of its operations in the vacant first-floor space of the building that also houses the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Calisolar presses forward with plans in Golden Triangle

Posted 1/26/2012 in Business

California-based Calisolar is expected to begin construction in May on a new silicon plant at the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park. And employee layoffs in Sunnyvale, Calif., will not affect the company's plans to build near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Calisolar CEO Terry Jester said Wednesday.

 

New dealer selling Chrysler; former dealer charging rent

Posted 1/25/2012 in Business

The general manager of Columbus' new and only Chrysler dealership is glad to add the last line of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram family to the business. The owner of Columbus' former Chrysler dealership said he is doing well without the line but is still charging the automaker rent for the sign on his property.

 

Clay excited to be a part of regional recruitment efforts

Posted 1/24/2012 in Business

The addition of West Point and Clay County to the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link came with an enthusiastic reception. The Link board unanimously approved expanding its reach at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.

 

 

CVB board hears $46,000 worth of grant requests

Posted 1/24/2012 in Business

Brother, can you spare a whole bunch of dimes? Organizers of festival grants appealed to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors Monday for festival grant money to help their events.

 

 

GTRA flies through FAA inspection

Posted 1/21/2012 in Business

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport authority got good news Friday about the airport's safety rating. Authority executive director Mike Hainsey said last week's inspection yielded no discrepancies -- the third consecutive year the airport has gone unblemished through the process.

 

 

Link finances meet first-quarter target

Posted 1/20/2012 in Business

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link posted first-quarter figures that show the economic development agency is on target for income.

 

 

Southerland promoted

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

BankPlus announced that Ann Southerland was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer.

 

 

McRae named Top 50 Bank Rep

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

Bank Investment Consultant magazine named John McRae to its 2011 list of Top 50 Bank Reps. The magazine chose the honorees based on five variables: assets under management, production, asset growth, percentage of fee business and production-per-assets.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-19-12

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces Jan. 12 - 18

 

 

Building Permits 1-19-12

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

Building Permits Jan. 10 - Jan. 16

 

 

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