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Power Brokers: Some electric co-op boards make more, do less

Posted 8/18/2010 in Business

As long as the lights stay on, most people are content to stay in the dark about who runs their electric company.



Booneville residents vote down alcohol sales

Posted 8/18/2010 in Business

The people have voted: No liquor in Booneville.



Lesbian student sues over yearbook tux photo

Posted 8/17/2010 in Business

Another teenage lesbian is suing a Mississippi school district, this time over a policy banning females from wearing tuxedos in yearbook portraits.



Clarion Ledger: Jackson foundation to reward do-gooders (link)

Posted 8/17/2010 in Business



Lawmakers hold redistricting hearings

Posted 8/17/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- Fast-growing and relatively affluent suburbs could gain representation in the Mississippi Legislature, while economically struggling areas with shrinking populations could lose some seats.



Barbour creates oil-spill recovery panel

Posted 8/16/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday he's creating a 34-member group to examine the impact of the BP oil spill and help devise a recovery and development plan for the state's coastal region.



Hundreds attend funeral for slain Jackson police officer

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

Hundreds of people, including law officers from across Mississippi, attended a funeral Friday for a Jackson police officer who was killed while trying to capture an escaped inmate.


Ruben's has history of bouncing back

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

When Ruben Prescott first pitched the idea of opening a restaurant to his wife, Helen, she wasn't too crazy about it. But after 55 years in business as a Columbus staple, she admits it wasn't a half bad idea.

Million-dollar babies: Four Columbus homes are on the market for $1M or more

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

The mansions of Columbus are known for their opulence and stylish accessories, but only rarely are they decorated with "for sale" signs. At least four homes listed for $1 million or more are on the market in Columbus, most of them antebellum showplaces.


Fresh Express recalls bagged salads sold in Miss.

Posted 8/12/2010 in Business

SALINAS, Calif. -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria.



Amid strike, Omnova hiring temporary workers

Posted 8/11/2010 in Business

Omnova Solutions Inc. is hiring temporary workers to prepare for a prolonged strike, since the United Steelworkers Local 748-L rejected its last offer two weeks ago.


Local managers relieved at news of CEO's survival

Posted 8/11/2010 in Business

Administrators at American Eurocopter in Columbus were relieved when they found out Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, survived a Monday night plane crash in Alaska that killed five people, including former Sen. Ted Stevens.


Caney Fork owner: Restaurant may return

Posted 8/11/2010 in Business

The president of Caney Fork Restaurants says the Columbus location may return.


EADS North America CEO survives Alaska plane crash; ex-senator killed

Posted 8/10/2010 in Business

A plane carrying nine people -- including former Sen. Ted Stevens and CEO of defense contractor EADS North America Sean O'Keefe -- crashed in southwest Alaska, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday.

Caney Fork says legal fight with landlord forced closing

Posted 8/10/2010 in Business

For the second time in a year, a restaurant located at 528 18th Ave. N. in Columbus has closed. A sign posted on the door of the Caney Fork Restaurant, formerly Santa Fe Cattle Co., read: "Due to an unresolved dispute with our landlord we have been forced to close."


Base pumps $287M into local economy

Posted 8/7/2010 in Business

The Columbus Air Force Base increased its payroll and annual expenditures in the 2009 fiscal year, pumping $287 million into the local economy, according to an economic impact report released Friday.



Watch your feet: Snake activity rises with temperatures

Posted 8/6/2010 in Business

When the temperature rises in August so, too, does snake activity.


Columbus Country Club out of the rough

Posted 8/6/2010 in Business

The Columbus Country Club is back in the black after paying off back taxes, catching up on loan payments, eliminating six staff positions and slicing rates and expenses.


Chancery clerks' pay over state cap

Posted 8/5/2010 in Business

Take-home pay for 56 chancery clerks in Mississippi topped $100,000 in 2009, according to an annual report from the state auditor's office.



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