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Leaders get sobering look at industry recruitment

Posted 11/18/2010 in Business

Columbus and Lowndes County learned some hard truths Wednesday during a visit from an economic development firm which specializes in site selection.


The new bank on the block: Renasant opens first Lowndes branch

Posted 11/18/2010 in Business

In an uncertain banking atmosphere, Renasant Bank hopes to establish its stability in Columbus.


Lawsuit: 'Barbaric' conditions at Miss. youth correctional facility

Posted 11/16/2010 in Business

At the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility, guards have smuggled drugs to inmates, had sex with some of them and denied others medical treatment and basic educational services, according to a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center.


At defense contractor Nammo Talley, business is booming

Posted 11/16/2010 in Business

Nammo Talley has more safety checks in place than the average manufacturing plant because it manufactures bombs. Specifically, the explosive, rocket-propelled rounds used by the U.S. military to blow up tanks and bunkers.


Waste management authority lands grant for waste collection

Posted 11/16/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a $34,200 grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority to collect hazardous household waste.



Barbour sets Jan. 11 date for special elections

Posted 11/16/2010 in Business

Special elections will be held Jan. 11 to fill two vacant legislative seats and an open position on the Mississippi Transportation Commission.



5-year-old Ala. boy mauled to death by wild dogs

Posted 11/16/2010 in Business

Authorities say a 5-year-old east Alabama boy was mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs.



Barbour recommends 8 percent cuts for most Miss. agencies

Posted 11/15/2010 in Business

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour is recommending 8 percent cuts for most Mississippi government agencies in the budget year that begins next July 1.



Renasant to officially open Columbus location

Posted 11/15/2010 in Business

Renasant Bank today announced it will officially kick off its new Columbus location with a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.



Couple braves troubled housing market

Posted 11/15/2010 in Business

With flagging house prices and low buyer confidence, selling a house in Lowndes County can be intimidating. But former Columbus High School teacher Justin Sutton and his wife, Meg, are among the young couples braving the housing market now.



Home prices, sales volume drop locally

Posted 11/15/2010 in Business

As home sales drop across the nation, Lowndes County homeowners are cutting their prices to stay competitive.



Analysis: Nunnelee sacrificing political power in move to national stage

Posted 11/15/2010 in Business

Alan Nunnelee is receiving a promotion and a demotion at the same time as he moves from the Mississippi Senate to the U.S. Congress.


TOMORROWLAND: Thad Cochran Research Park charting a new course for industry

Posted 11/13/2010 in Business

The smell of fresh paint hung in the air as Marc McGee took a stroll recently through the new 38,700-square-foot multi-tenant building in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.


Civil War buffs gathering this weekend in north Miss.

Posted 11/12/2010 in Business

Organizers say they're expecting 1,300 Civil War re-enactors to gather in northern Mississippi this weekend to depict a battle that actually took place in Tennessee.



Experts say C&G rail line should reopen

Posted 11/12/2010 in Business

Restoration of the Columbus and Greenville Railway line could have far-reaching and long-lasting results, not just for the areas it touches directly but also for the entire nation.



Miss. insurance head: Health care overhaul part 'socialist-communist'

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says some parts of the federal health care overhaul won't work because they came from "pure socialist-communist ideas."



Peter Imes: I don't care about your Farmville animals

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

At a family dinner the other night, an uncle mentioned that he has grown tired of reading the mundane in his Facebook News Feed.



CBC says it's raised $1 billion

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Community Bancorp, a Houston, Texas-based bank holding company established to acquire, stabilize and operate failed or distressed U.S. banks, announced this week that it has completed its capital raise and now has committed equity capital in the amount of $1 billion.



Youth quail hunt offers education, fun

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Young hunters will learn about quail hunting and conservation at an upcoming daylong event in Lowndes County.



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