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.
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.
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.
The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link posted first-quarter figures that show the economic development agency is on target for income.
BankPlus announced that Ann Southerland was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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 Jan. 12 - 18
Building Permits Jan. 10 - Jan. 16
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Dec. 21 - Jan. 4
Marriages and divorces Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
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.
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-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 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.
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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