Columbus Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins was in a celebratory mood Friday night as he paced the stadium bleachers at Heritage Academy in Columbus. The Patriots were winning, and he had just scored a big victory as well -- the Mississippi Legislature's passage of a $175 million incentive plan which will fund three major projects in the state, including one which promises to bring 951 jobs to Lowndes County.
Scott new Palmer Home director; Tubb is Health Link regional office manager
Marriages and divorces July 30 - Aug. 30
Building permits Aug. 23-Aug. 31
Mississippi lawmakers will consider two incentive packages Friday that could bring 1,800 jobs to the state, including 951 to Lowndes County.
When Elizabeth Schaffenburg unlocks the doors of The Shops at Community Commons in West Point each morning, she knows the day is going to be about much more than selling an antique armoire or a gently-read copy of a New York Times best-seller.
Tractor Supply Co. is the latest addition to Columbus' retail market. The farm and ranch supply store is building a new store on Highway 45 North, just north of Creekstone Chevron.
The number of Mississippi homes being sold in some stage of foreclosure has dropped sharply over the past year.
David Gee; Dr. Marvin Lishman; Chase Frazure; Premier Ford Lincoln; and John Acker
Marriages and divorces Aug. 6-20
Building permits Aug. 16-Aug. 24
Severstal Columbus, a steel plant in the Lowndes County industrial park, is in the middle of litigation with its former metal brokerage company.
Building Permits Aug. 9-Aug. 17
Marriages and divorces July 22- Aug. 13
Bobby Harper joins Renasant; Teresa Brooks named Realtor of the Year
The city of Columbus has seen a flurry of retail activity, and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link says there is more to come. There have been several inquiries, and letters of intent signed, but the Link is keeping the projects hush until the companies either give the Link the green light to publicize them or release the openings themselves.
As director of behavioral health at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, David Johnson has noticed a growing trend: More people struggling with the highs and lows of bipolar disorder; more people weighed down by economic woes, job stress and the resulting depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings; more people seeking escape through alcohol and painkillers; more people needing greater help with every passing day.
Building permits Aug. 2-Aug. 8
Marriages and divorces July 28 - Aug. 8
A new complication has entered civil cases involving local businessman Donald DePriest. Maritime Communications/Land Mobile LLC, a company of which Donald DePriest has been involved and his wife, Sandra DePriest is president, has filed bankruptcy.
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