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Ala. man says woman tortured, killed his two kids

Posted 1/7/2011 in Business

Two young children were called "demon spawns from hell" by a woman who beat them during hours of torture while bound with duct-tape and let them die, according to testimony at a hearing Friday.

 

 

Eurocopter rings in new year with new contract

Posted 1/7/2011 in Business

EADS North America started the new year with a contract to build 12 more UH-72A light utility "Lakota" helicopters for the U.S. Army at Columbus' American Eurocopter plant.

 

Weyerhaeuser sells rail lines to Patriot Rail

Posted 1/6/2011 in Business

Patriot Rail Corp. said it closed its purchase of six short line railroads, including one in the Golden Triangle, that were owned by lumber and wood products maker Weyerhaeuser Co.

 

Legislators take three-day weekend

Posted 1/6/2011 in Business

JACKSON - Lawmakers are taking a three-day weekend after wrapping up light legislative work today.

 

 

Miss. Senate OKs chaplain, but not without debate

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

All the Mississippi Senate leadership wanted to do was to authorize the chamber's first official chaplain, but the proposal touched off debate over whether it's more important to send a message about Christian values to put the faith in practice through legislation.

 

 

Bill would allow golf carts on some Miss. roads

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

Hank Holcomb likes to drive his golf cart to church or the country club in his Mississippi Gulf Coast community of Diamondhead. He said he uses the cart on private roads but doesn't venture out onto public roads because that's not legal in Mississippi. Holcomb and some other coast residents were at the state Capitol on Tuesday asking for a change in state law.

 

 

Army orders more helicopters from Columbus plant

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

 

Ex-TV host Gary Collins jailed for skipping out on restaurant tab

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

Actor and former TV host Gary Collins was in a south Mississippi jail early Wednesday, charged with a felony after being accused of leaving a restaurant without paying his bill, police said.

 

Miss. deputy uses stun gun on rampaging camel

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

A sheriff's deputy in southern Mississippi used a stun gun on a pet camel after authorities say the animal attacked a motorist's car and then turned on the deputy.

 

 

Legislature OKs incentives for maker of solar panels

Posted 1/4/2011 in Business

Mississippi legislators opened their 2011 session Tuesday by passing a $75 million bond bill to provide a loan for a company that wants to manufacture solar panels in Hattiesburg.

 

 

Local legislators: Budget cuts, redistricting will dominate session

Posted 1/4/2011 in Business

The budget is a primary issue every year. Redistricting joins it every 10 years. There's not much suspense heading into Mississippi's 2011 legislative session.

 

 

Miss. Legislature begins three-month session Tuesday

Posted 1/3/2011 in Business

Mississippi lawmakers say their 2011 session will be dominated by writing a state budget and redrawing district lines for the state House and Senate.

 

 

Three candidates launch bids for Miss. governor

Posted 1/3/2011 in Business

Republicans Phil Bryant and Dave Dennis and Democrat Bill Luckett have been campaigning for governor for months. On Monday, the first work day of the 2011 election year, they ramped up their efforts.

 

 

Weather service: Three tornadoes ripped through Miss.

Posted 1/2/2011 in Business

The National Weather Service confirmed late Saturday that three tornadoes had ripped through central Mississippi on New Year's Eve as part of powerful storms that caused heavy damage and injured three people.

 

 

Hutchins named certified staffing professional

Posted 12/30/2010 in Business

Leslie Hutchins, branch manager of Key Staff Source, recently received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.

 

 

Evans earns interior design certification

Posted 12/30/2010 in Business

Sally Evans of Bella Interiors passed the National Council of Interior Design Qualification exam this month.

 

 

Officers assume new positions at Citizens National Bank

Posted 12/30/2010 in Business

 

 

Pay of TVA managers frozen until 2013

Posted 12/29/2010 in Business

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- TVA is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said Monday the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for 2 million other federal employees.

 

 

Grant program offers relief to low-income homebuyers

Posted 12/29/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Home Corp. is offering a $14,999 grant to low- and middle-income homebuyers with modest credit.

 

Dealers push for end-of-year sales

Posted 12/28/2010 in Business

Christmas is past, but Americans aren't yet finished buying new toys. In Columbus and around the country, the week immediately following Christmas day is the busiest for new car sales.

 

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