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Firefighter charged with sex crime, arson

Posted 12/16/2010 in Business

A Mississippi firefighter with a criminal history that includes an arson conviction in Arkansas is now charged with setting seven fires and molesting an 11-year-old child.



Pants on the ground: City law bans wearing pants three inches below waist

Posted 12/16/2010 in Business

People who wear sagging pants in Selma could end up paying a fine and doing community service work.



Prentiss County voters defeat alcohol sales

Posted 12/15/2010 in Business

Prentiss County voters soundly rejected an effort to legalize alcohol sales in the county with about 63 percent of voters against coming out from under Mississippi dry laws.



Planning Commission lifts moratorium on electronic signs in Columbus

Posted 12/14/2010 in Business

The Columbus Planning and Zoning Commission lifted its imposed moratorium on electronic signs Monday.



Nunnelee chosen for House Appropriations Committee

Posted 12/10/2010 in Business

Republican Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi has been chosen to serve on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee when he takes office in January.



Landfill power generator gets go-ahead

Posted 12/10/2010 in Business

The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority has received the go-ahead to build the first "green" generator in the state fueled by methane gas.


Columbus couple looks for the green in tomatoes

Posted 12/10/2010 in Business

Vinny and Karen Harris recently took up tomato farming to make some extra money. But this isn't a story about the economy forcing a young couple to make lifestyle changes.

Cadence CEO: No 'golden parachutes' in buyout deal

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

Shareholders of Cadence Financial Corp. Thursday approved the acquisition of the company by Texas-based Community Bancorp, in a deal that Cadence's CEO said didn't "provide any payout" to him or other executives.


Ala. woman convicted of feeding drugs to baby

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

A 23-year-old woman has been found guilty of aggravated child abuse after authorities say she fed methamphetamine and ecstasy to her boyfriend's baby.



Oxford mayor considers veto of liquor decision

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

Oxford Board of Aldermen have approved an ordinance that would allow occasional Sunday sales of alcohol.



Miss. banks get millions in federal loans

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

Three banks in Mississippi got millions of dollars from a Federal Reserve short-term loan program aimed at stabilizing financial markets.



Jackson schools seek dismissal of suit alleging coach whipped students

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

Jackson Public Schools has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over alleged whippings by the basketball coach at Murrah High School.


Ala. assault suspect claims to be vampire

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

A 20-year-old Gadsen man charged with burning a "V'' into the face of a teenager has told police he believes he is a vampire.


Training unit for new Air Force plane to be based in Meridian

Posted 12/8/2010 in Business

Key Field in Meridian has been selected as the site for a new training unit for the Air Force's new C-27J Spartan military transport.


Miss. school: Bikini photo negates lesbian's lawsuit

Posted 12/8/2010 in Business

A Mississippi school district hopes photographs of a teenage lesbian in a bikini will help lead to the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming her rights were violated when a picture of her in a tuxedo was left out of the yearbook's senior section.


Five years after Katrina, cat reunited with Biloxi owners

Posted 12/8/2010 in Business

A gray and white cat has been reunited with its Mississippi family, five years after wandering away when their home lacked electricity after Hurricane Katrina.



Brrr! Cold weather blasts through South

Posted 12/6/2010 in Business

A Canadian high pressure system pushed a blast of winter weather through the Southeast on Monday, leaving people shivering as far south as Florida.



One year later, Pickering sued over soccer fight

Posted 12/6/2010 in Business

A year after former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering was involved in a fight with a youth soccer league coach, he's facing a lawsuit stemming from the incident.



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