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Paccar anticipates expansion as economy improves

Posted 4/28/2011 in Business

Paccar started building engines at its 440,000-square-foot Lowndes County plant in December 2010. Since then, 2,200 engines have been assembled at the facility, and 600 have been delivered to customers.



Trustmark first-quarter earnings largely flat

Posted 4/27/2011 in Business

Trustmark Corp., which has 150 banking offices in the South, posted a first-quarter profit largely unchanged from a year ago as the company continued reducing its number of bad loans.


New Fairfield Inn draws 'good, strong occupancy' -- and a few jobs

Posted 4/26/2011 in Business

Today's official grand opening of the Fairfield Inn and Suites off 18th Avenue North in Columbus is part of the answer to a need for newer and higher-quality hotels in the Golden Triangle. And for the 20 new hires at the plush, new hotel, the business means much more.


EMCC nixes plan to buy Columbus Country Club

Posted 4/26/2011 in Business

After catching flak from some constituents, East Mississippi Community College trustees voted Monday to reverse a decision to negotiate the purchase of the Columbus Country Club.



BancorpSouth posts first-quarter loss

Posted 4/26/2011 in Business

Tupelo-based BancorpSouth Inc. posted a first-quarter loss after increasing its provision for possible credit losses.



Business Briefcase 4-21-11

Posted 4/21/2011 in Business

Kristen Kittle McCaskill; Perry Sansing; Varetta Banks; Severstal; Jason Ebert


Starkville's Asian Market provides exotic, foreign groceries

Posted 4/19/2011 in Business

STARKVILLE -- The crabs are still moving at the Asian Market in Starkville. You'll catch it in your peripheral vision. A small flick grabs your attention. The crabs on ice in an open cooler, between the oysters and the shrimp, are so fresh they've still got some kick left in them.

Pain at gas pump could ease over summer

Posted 4/16/2011 in Business

Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.


State's corn planted early, looking good

Posted 4/16/2011 in Business

Crop producers have been busy planting corn, and while those in drier areas are nearly finished, those in wetter areas are trying to catch up.



Community Bancorp, Cadence's new owner, acquires second bank

Posted 4/16/2011 in Business

The Houston-based holding company that acquired Starkville-based Cadence Bank last year has assumed control of a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank closed Friday by the FDIC.


Amid Columbus construction, it's Starkville's turn for new hotels

Posted 4/15/2011 in Business

Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.


Home foreclosures up in Mississippi

Posted 4/14/2011 in Business

Lenders took back the property of just over 700 Mississippi homeowners during the third quarter of 2010, a national company that tracks foreclosures reported Thursday.


Agency helps locals apply for federal grants

Posted 4/14/2011 in Business

The tightening of the federal budget has made the competition for grants more challenging than ever. But the Appalachian Regional Commission isn't about to let counties in its service area miss out due to a lack of knowledge.


Marriages and divorces 4-14-11

Posted 4/14/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces March 23-April 13



Business Briefcase 4-14-11

Posted 4/14/2011 in Business

Shuqualak Lumber; Antonio Lewis II; Andy Brown


United Way celebrates Lowndes fundraisers, volunteers

Posted 4/1/2011 in Business

As William Corder passed the torch to a new United Way of Lowndes County president Thursday, he reminded contributors how far-reaching their gifts are.

Delta retires turboprops, ending era at GTRA

Posted 4/1/2011 in Business

The last Saab 340 flew gently into that sweet good night Thursday at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, marking the final flight before retirement for the propeller-driven airliner.


Ownership of military housing units changes hands

Posted 3/31/2011 in Business

A total of over 8,000 homes on military installations around the U.S., including on Columbus Air Force Base, have changed owners.



Columbus company's plan for Ala. quarry meets opposition

Posted 3/30/2011 in Business

Nearly 100 residents opposed to a planned limestone quarry in Franklin County met to develop their case against what they call a threat to their community, possibly involving sacred Indian burial grounds.



West Point men lose computers in gaming case

Posted 3/30/2011 in Business

Two West Point men have lost their attempt to get computer equipment taken from their business returned by the state.



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