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Package for Ala. grandma contains 6 pounds of pot

Posted 7/27/2010 in Business

A package addressed from "Grandpa Henderson" in San Diego, Calif., to "Grandma Henderson" in Talladega, Ala., wasn't ordinary mail, and it wasn't picked up by any grandmother.


Summer in the South: Farmer's watermelon stand sells summer staple the old-fashioned way

Posted 7/26/2010 in Business

CALEDONIA -- Henry I. Collins pinches the blade of his jackknife and pulls it open. He sticks it in the watermelon in front of him and cuts it lengthwise. The two halves split with a crisp, satisfying crunch and roll with the seeds up.


Cadence reports $1.6 million loss in second quarter

Posted 7/23/2010 in Business

Savings through cutting costs and an improving loan portfolio helped Starkville-based Cadence Financial Corp. report a healthier second quarter compared to last year, but the bank holding company still posted a net loss for the period.



State of emergency declared in Miss. in advance of Bonnie

Posted 7/23/2010 in Business

A state of emergency was declared Friday along the Mississippi Gulf Coast ahead of tropical storm Bonnie's projected movement into the Gulf of Mexico.



Jury convicts Tenn. mom in baby's hot car death

Posted 7/23/2010 in Business

A jury in Clarksville found a woman guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated child neglect for leaving her 3-month-old daughter in a hot car.



Clarion Ledger: Mississippi Supreme Court won't spare death row inmate (link)

Posted 7/21/2010 in Business



Miss. congressmen lead challengers in cash race

Posted 7/20/2010 in Business

Mississippi's congressional incumbents are holding significantly more campaign cash than their challengers.



Lesbian teen settles case against Itawamba school district

Posted 7/20/2010 in Business

A teenage lesbian who sued her school district over its ban of same-sex prom dates has accepted an offer to settle the case.



: - Monroe County Business is Good (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Business



Monroe360: Biodiesel businessman Tommy Tacker gets prison time (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Business



Hattiesburg American: Casino revenue drops $14 million in June (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Business


Summer in the South: From cookies to ice cream, State Fountain offers decadent delights

Posted 7/17/2010 in Business

The pouring rain couldn't stop Bruce Wilson from getting his fix.


Maddow Blog: Fresh Air responds in Mississippi Public Broadcasting flap (link)

Posted 7/16/2010 in Business



MPB: 'Fresh Air' cut due to 'explicit' content

Posted 7/16/2010 in Business

Mississippi Public Broadcasting's decision to cut the nationally syndicated program "Fresh Air" from Think Radio was due primarily to "discussions on issues of an explicit sexual nature," according to a statement released Thursday by MPB Executive Director Dr. Judith Lewis.


Construction projects begin at hospital

Posted 7/15/2010 in Business

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle began two construction projects, totaling more than $11 million, including a new behavioral and mental health facility and a parking lot expansion and renovation project.


Peter Imes: Changes in communication

Posted 7/15/2010 in Business

Let's look at the way the Internet has changed the way we communicate with each other.



Adultery arrests highlight all-but-forgotten state law

Posted 7/15/2010 in Business

When Cortiga Williams pressed charges against her husband for adultery earlier this month, she called upon a nearly forgotten law. In Mississippi, it's a crime to cheat on a spouse by having sex or even living with another person.


Navistar Defense poised for another round of layoffs

Posted 7/13/2010 in Business

WEST POINT -- Navistar Defense in West Point is expecting layoffs at the end of the month and more by the end of the year, but North Mississippi's federal representative is trying to minimize those losses.


Alabama eyeing more free beach concerts on coast

Posted 7/12/2010 in Business

The free Jimmy Buffett concert that drew thousands to an Alabama beach may be just the first in a string of big-name shows funded by BP to boost a tourism industry hard-hit by the Gulf oil spill.



Good business makes for busy airports

Posted 7/12/2010 in Business

Golden Triangle Regional Airport is a prime example of how good business makes for a busy airport.



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