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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


Iguanas and Madonna: Bryan's Records and Pets to close after six decades

Posted 1/18/2012 in Business

The sign on the door says closed, but the door opens regularly, a massive ring of keys dangling from the keyhole. Customers enter and chat easily with the store's owners. They exchange handshakes.

Regional airport fills many roles, part of larger economic development plan

Posted 1/11/2012 in Business

Working with the nation's busiest air base is just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service.


Buyers find treasure and trash in abandoned storage units

Posted 1/8/2012 in Business

Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.


Let the bidding begin: Storage unit sales a business, hobby

Posted 1/8/2012 in Business

When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit

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.


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