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Tar balls force beach closure in Hancock County

Posted 7/7/2010 in Business

More oil encroachment Wednesday forced state officials to close parts of the beach in Hancock County.



BP spill hits a somber record as Gulf's biggest

Posted 7/1/2010 in Business

BP's massive oil spill became the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant's dire need to halt the gusher.



Marriages and divorces 7-1-2010

Posted 7/1/2010 in Business

Marriages and divorces June 22-29



Ex-Lee County deputy gets year in prison

Posted 6/30/2010 in Business

A former Lee County deputy has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for stealing cash from people's wallets during traffic stops.


Limbert's tenure, marked with storms and successes, comes to end at MUW

Posted 6/30/2010 in Business

Dr. Claudia Limbert's advice to her temporary replacement and her as-yet-unnamed permanent successor is succinct, yet encapsulates years of experience in higher education.


Lender advocates: Education key to responsible lending

Posted 6/30/2010 in Business

In the face of several current and pending moratoriums on payday lenders in the Golden Triangle and statewide, advocate groups are speaking up on behalf of check-cashing services.



More kids trapped in sweltering cars are dying

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

Temperatures are rising and so are reports of infants and toddlers dying from being trapped inside sizzling automobiles.



Hancock County jury acquits mayor in embezzlement case

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

A Hancock County jury has acquitted Waveland Mayor Tommy Longo of embezzlement.


That's a wrap: Columbus soon to be without video stores as consumers move online, to vending machines

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

If you called Movietime Video, you would hear nothing but a fax tone blaring on the other end. The movie store closed last week under pressure from newer and better rental options that are driving the old business model into the ground.

Casualty of Gulf oil spill: Local po'boys

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

Area restaurants dependent on the Gulf Coast for seafood are feeling the pinch from oyster and shrimp shortages.


Omnova strike continues; no end in sight

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

Columbus Omnova workers continue to hold out for an alternate proposal from Omnova Solutions Inc. Until then, the workers are manning the gates during an indefinite strike period.



Crews clean up oil, tar balls in Mississippi Sound

Posted 6/24/2010 in Business



100,000 without water in Jackson

Posted 6/24/2010 in Business

The city of Jackson says 100,000 people are without water after a 54-inch water main broke.



Peter Imes: How the Internet has changed movie rentals

Posted 6/24/2010 in Business

This Friday and Saturday, I will be attending a newspaper conference in Tunica. One item of discussion will be whether or not newspaper websites should install paywalls on their websites.



Graham retiring from Learning Center

Posted 6/24/2010 in Business

Dr. Ellie H. Graham, executive director of Greater Columbus Learning Center, has announced her retirement, effective June 30. Graham has worked in the field of education for 32 years; teaching in the Lowndes County School System, and 22 years as director of the community-based literacy program.



Magazine recognizes GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park

Posted 6/24/2010 in Business

BIRMINGHAM -- GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park has garnered a significant honor by being named as one of the Ten Sites in the South That Will Eventually Land the Big One, announced by Southern Business & Development magazine in this month's issue. SB&D is the leading publication promoting corporate investment and job creation in the American South, the world's fourth largest economy.



WCBI restoring signal to over-the-air viewers

Posted 6/23/2010 in Business

After being down for some customers for weeks, Columbus-based WCBI-TV expects its signal to be fully restored this week.



Judge blocks gulf drilling moratorium

Posted 6/22/2010 in Business

A federal judge struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, saying the government rashly concluded that because one rig failed, the others are in immediate danger, too.



Rare William Faulkner collection sells for $833,000

Posted 6/22/2010 in Business

A rare collection of signed William Faulkner books and personal items has been auctioned for $833,246 in New York City.



Public hearing scheduled Tuesday for University Inn project

Posted 6/22/2010 in Business

The Starkville planning and zoning commission will hold a public hearing next week on the proposed redevelopment of the former University Inn.



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