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Columbus businessman sued for defaulting on loan

Posted 8/4/2011 in Business

The Bank of Vernon has filed a lawsuit against Columbus businessman and Light and Water board member David Shelton, claiming he defaulted on an $887,734.84 promissory note.

 

 

Chick-fil-A to open January in Columbus

Posted 8/4/2011 in Business

It's a rumor that's been traveling the grapevine in Columbus for years. But Kenny Wiegel, building official for the city of Columbus has confirmed it: Chick-fil-A is opening a location in The Friendly City.

 

Shoppers pack stores for sales tax holiday

Posted 7/30/2011 in Business

It was a madhouse, but everyone was all smiles Saturday, when budget-conscious shoppers packed the aisles of Columbus stores for the third annual state sales tax holiday.

 

Renasant Bank to open branch in Starkville

Posted 7/28/2011 in Business

With branches sprinkled across the Golden Triangle, Renasant Bank has long been an absent player in the Starkville market.

 

 

Mississippi sales-tax holiday starts on Friday

Posted 7/27/2011 in Business

If you haven't purchased back-to-school clothes yet, this weekend may be a good time to do it. Friday and Saturday, stores across the state will participate in Mississippi's third annual sales-tax holiday, a 48-hour time period during which specific clothing and footwear is exempt from the local sales tax.

 

 

Copper burglars steal about $100,000 worth from Columbus company

Posted 7/25/2011 in Business

Copper burglars struck again over the weekend at Columbus-based Air Control Engineering Inc., marking the fourth break-in in two months and bringing losses up to nearly $100,000 for the mechanical contractor.

 

Parlez-vous Français? Tampico Bay owner opens French-themed coffee shop as Columbus retail sees changes

Posted 7/22/2011 in Business

"Bienvenue! Bienvenue!" The French salutation may have perplexed a few people who were curious enough to stumble into Quartier Latin Café Friday afternoon, but there was no mistaking Carlos Rosales' enthusiasm as he welcomed newcomers to his latest enterprise -- a French-themed coffee shop downtown -- slated to open in mid-August.

 

Building Permits 7-21-11

Posted 7/21/2011 in Business

Building permits July 12-19

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-21-11

Posted 7/21/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces July 2-20

 

 

Peter Imes: An explanation of phone hacking

Posted 7/21/2011 in Business

The recent phone hacking scandal in the U.K. has so far resulted in multiple resignations, arrests and the closure of a 168-year-old newspaper.

 

Floral designer Lois Rice puts her experience to revitalize shop

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

As the city of Starkville debates how to reinvigorate Highway 182, a flower shop along the forgotten highway is already making moves to reinvent itself.

Where's the bacon? In cocktails, cookies and coffee

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

The only thing rising faster than the price of bacon may be its overwhelming popularity.

Lowndes port preps for Kior, looks to expand

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

The Columbus-Lowndes Port Authority continues to make preparations for the Kior biofuels plant, currently under construction.

 

Building Permits 7-14-11

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

Building permits July 5-13

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-14-11

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces June 28-July 12

 

 

Peter Imes: AT&T, T-Mobile merger has potential to bridge the digital divide in state

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

A couple of weeks ago AT&T Mississippi president, Mayo Flynt, passed through Columbus and spoke with me about the pending merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. The merger is currently being reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission.

 

 

MCVS to hold session for available service program funds, resources

Posted 7/13/2011 in Business

The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service and the state office of the Corporation for National and Community Service will hold information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.

 

Lowndes County tries to put sale of health department on the fast track

Posted 7/8/2011 in Business

Lowndes County is turning to private Realtors to sell the old Lowndes County Health Department on Military Road.

New life for Poindexter Hall: Renovations almost done

Posted 7/2/2011 in Business

Renovations to Poindexter Hall at Mississippi University for Women are almost 50 percent complete, with plans for the building to be substantially complete by June 2012.

Book illustrator delights young audience

Posted 7/2/2011 in Business

"F" is for fun, as far as Rick Anderson is concerned. The educator-turned-illustrator's first book, "M is for Magnolia," was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 2003, and the Clarksdale native has been at the easel ever since.

 

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