Mississippi turned overall employment in the right direction in 2010, adding 3,600 non-farm jobs, though the manufacturing and construction sectors continued to fall, the state Department of Employment Security said Wednesday.
Last week we looked at a few contests some large corporations are currently running on their Facebook pages. Let's look at some ways local businesses can create buzz with their pages.
Charles O. Perkins and Mario Murray have at least one thing in common: They are both using Facebook to sell something.
Downtown Tupelo and The Mall at Barnes Crossing should be partners, not competitors, according to initial recommendations from a consultant.
Regional banker Trustmark Corp. says it nearly doubled its fourth-quarter profit from a year ago as the company recorded declines in bad loans and cut its exposure to Florida real estate problems.
The time is approaching for Severstal to begin hiring for 100 new positions to staff its Phase II expansion.
Mississippi's state-licensed casinos won $2.39 billion from players in 2010 - a nearly 3 percent drop from what gamblers lost in 2009.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership held its annual awards banquet Thursday night and honored nearly a dozen citizens and businesses for their contributions to the community.
In a time when companies across the country are struggling to survive, a handful of new businesses in Starkville are thriving, thanks in part to the city's collective taste for sweets.
Companies are still trying to learn how to best use social media for marketing and profit. In next week's column I plan on giving some tips on how local businesses can use social media for promotions. For now let's look at a handful of interesting contests that are currently running online.
Since 2003, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Kiln has operated as Mississippi's only brewer, churning out locally flavored beer and becoming a small business success story. It isn't what it could be financially because of Mississippi's laws that restrict the alcohol content in beers to 5 percent alcohol by weight, the lowest in the nation.
Health advocates are renewing their push for a bill to ban smoking in all enclosed public places in Mississippi, including restaurants and casinos.
Bond has been set at $1 million for a man charged with murder in a slaying on Monday in the Pratts community of Lee County.
Omnova Solutions Inc. is coming off what its executives say was a highly profitable and record year in many respects, including a major acquisition. Yet fourth-quarter earnings disappointed Wall Street.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday night took another step toward upgrading the city's Information Technology Department.
Visitors to The Dispatch's building in downtown Columbus may have noticed renovations taking place in the front office.
Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday will formally kick off his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor on Thursday with a rally at the courthouse in Poplarville.
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5. MSU coaches prepare to say goodbye to Stricklin STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY