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Henderson promoted

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

The Board of Directors of BankFirst Financial Services has announced the promotion of Sam Henderson to Community Bank President of Columbus.



Cadence narrows loss in third quarter to $7.5 million

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Cadence Financial Corp., parent of Cadence Bank, has reported a net loss of $7.5 million, or 63 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.



Appeals Court upholds Turner conviction

Posted 11/10/2010 in Business

JACKSON-- The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Derrick Turner in the slaying of a 79-year-old Starkville woman in 2001.



Attorney: Video shows high school coach whipping players

Posted 11/10/2010 in Business

Three Murrah High School basketball players have sued their coach and the school system over alleged whippings.



Cat recovering from deep-fryer burns

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

A 6-to-8-month-old cat may rethink a fast-food diet after surviving a fall into a deep fryer at a restaurant in Verona.



Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than a month after his name was cleared in the case.



Miss. 2012 revenue estimate reflects slight growth

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Gov. Haley Barbour and key lawmakers have set a "cautiously prudent" revenue estimate for the next budget year, citing predictions that the state's economy will lag behind any national recovery.



Bush: Ala. governor first used 'heck of a job' line

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Former President George W. Bush says a phrase that haunted him after Hurricane Katrina - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" - was from a statement of praise he had just heard from Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.



Community Bancorp announces it's raised $1 billion to acquire banks

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

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



More than 100 flat tires reported in wake of Omnova strike

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have reported more than 100 flat tires caused by roofing nails and screws since July, two months after union workers went on strike.


Health clinic opens in Columbus Walmart

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Walmart's reach expanded into health care Monday. North Mississippi Health Services opened an office inside the Columbus Walmart.


Ala. man turns himself in on Tuscaloosa murder-rape charges

Posted 11/8/2010 in Business

A man charged with raping two women, leaving one dead at an apartment in Tuscaloosa, has turned himself in to police in Ohio after first fleeing to Florida, police said.



Dems hope to stem GOP tide from hitting Miss.

Posted 11/8/2010 in Business

Calls to "take back America" preceded last week's remodeling of the congressional makeup, and a similar refrain may be heard in Mississippi during the 2011 statewide and legislative races, but from a different political party.


Christmas comes early for Columbus retailers

Posted 11/6/2010 in Business

If this weekend's Downtown Christmas Open House is any indication, Columbus merchants could be in store for a busy holiday season.


Cadence calls shareholder meeting to approve buyout

Posted 11/5/2010 in Business

Cadence Financial Corp. has set what may be the final shareholder's meeting in the bank's 125-year history, with shareholders expected to sell their stock to a private Houston-based investment firm.



Cheers: Ala. home of dry Oktoberfest goes wet

Posted 11/3/2010 in Business

Cullman has bratwurst, lederhosen and German oom-pah music at its annual Oktoberfest celebration, and it may now add the one ingredient that's been missing for more than three decades: beer.



Minor voting problems reported across Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Business

Mississippi election officials reported a few minor problems Tuesday.



Weather a factor in Miss. voter turnout

Posted 11/2/2010 in Business

Weather appeared to be a major factor in voter turnout Tuesday in Mississippi.


Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

After five months, Omnova strikers still hold out

Posted 10/30/2010 in Business

After 43 years at Omnova, Gene Gore of Columbus has put in more than enough time to retire. And with six children and 12 grandchildren, he has enough reasons to compel him to do so. But instead of resigning to a life of leisure and bouncing grandbabies, Gore mans the union hall across Yorkville Road from the Omnova plant.


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