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Biofuel project tops Miss. special session agenda

Posted 8/24/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is asking lawmakers to approve funding for a facility that would produce renewable crude oil from trees.



Ala. fire chief fired over fetuses flushed down toilet

Posted 8/24/2010 in Business

Odenville has fired its fire chief after an incident in which two premature stillborn fetuses were flushed down a toilet at a home.



Cal-Maine adds 800,000 eggs to recall

Posted 8/23/2010 in Business

Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation's largest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling about 800,000 dozen eggs related to an expanded recall tied to a salmonella outbreak.



Paccar engine plant hires 90 new workers

Posted 8/23/2010 in Business

Ninety new workers have been hired by Paccar's Columbus plant, as the maker of engines for commercial trucks readies to begin production by the end of the year.


More local businesses relying on digital tools

Posted 8/21/2010 in Business

In the Digital Age, more and more organizations are taking their business online, and the result is a level of interaction with the customer that was unimaginable even two decades ago.


Businesses crossing Omnova line report tacks thrown in driveways

Posted 8/21/2010 in Business

After crossing union workers' picket lines at Omnova Solutions Inc., at least three local businesses have had roofing tacks thrown in their driveways, said Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard.



Barbour calls special session for $500 million economic development project

Posted 8/20/2010 in Business

Lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week to consider an incentive package for a $500 million economic development project.



Jay Leno's Miss. coast show to benefit fishermen

Posted 8/20/2010 in Business

The "Tonight Show" host and comedian will appear Saturday at the Beau Rivage Theater in a benefit performance for residents who have been impacted by the BP oil spill.



Two arrested in Omnova strike

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business

Two union workers were arrested at Omnova Wednesday evening while they were protesting the way the company treated them.



Peter Imes: Taking care of fraudulent Facebook accounts

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business



Program connects seniors with farmers' markets

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business

The Columbus Farmers' Market again is offering seniors greater access to healthy, locally grown foods -- like fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh-cut herbs -- by participating in a state program allowing them to use vouchers at the market.



Carter graduates credit union management school

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business

Melissa Carter, manager of Twin States Federal Credit Union, graduated Southeast CUNA Management School.



The Monroe Journal: - Minga awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to wire fraud (link)

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business

An Amory business man pleads guilty to federal fraud charges.



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.



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