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Hundreds attend Starkville Community Market opening

Posted 5/15/2010 in Business

The third season of the Starkville Community Market kicked off Saturday with hundreds of local residents and dozens of vendors crowding the market's new location at Jackson and Lampkin streets.


Columbus chiropractor charged with insurance fraud

Posted 5/15/2010 in Business

Columbus chiropractor Dr. James Donovan is free on $10,000 bond after being charged with insurance fraud.



Mississippi joins health overhaul lawsuit

Posted 5/14/2010 in Business

Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi has joined a multistate lawsuit challenging the federal health care overhaul.



Suspected 'tar balls' found washing up on Miss. shores

Posted 5/14/2010 in Business

Authorities are testing suspected "tar balls" found on Mississippi shores to see if they came from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.



Rolling meth lab found in Tunica casino parking lot

Posted 5/14/2010 in Business

Tunica County Sheriff's deputies discovered a mobile methamphetamine lab inside a car parked at Harrah's Casino.


Shannon man named Trooper of the Year

Posted 5/14/2010 in Business

Trooper James Burrow, of Shannon, has been a full-fledged trooper just two years, but earned "100 Club" honors both years for 100 DUI stops.


Give us some credit: Miss. has lowest card debt in nation

Posted 5/13/2010 in Business

Despite the recession, Mississippians have managed to keep their credit card debt in check -- at least compared to the rest of the nation.



Ala. girl who complained of bullying jumps to death from bridge

Posted 5/13/2010 in Business

Authorities say a 15-year-old Alabama girl who jumped to her death from an interstate overpass had complained of bullying at school and never got over the death of her sister in a freak accident.



Peter Imes: What you need to know about Facebook privacy

Posted 5/13/2010 in Business

If you are not one of the 400,000,000-plus people who have a Facebook account you should know that Facebook is a free website that can quickly connect you to virtually anyone you've ever met.


It's Market Time: Herb workshop, logo flowerpots, new construction highlight farmers' market openings

Posted 5/13/2010 in Business

The abundant beauty of spring has followed a long, hard Golden Triangle winter. And what better way to put the final exclamation point on Mother Nature's glowing transition than with openings Saturday of Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market and the Starkville Community Market?


AT&T: Texting 'can wait'

Posted 5/13/2010 in Business

AT&T is also launching a campaign to discourage customers who send text messages while driving through their new "It Can Wait" initiative.



Clarion Ledger: 'The Help' to be filmed in Greenwood (link)

Posted 5/13/2010 in Business


Work under way on CVB building, hotels

Posted 5/13/2010 in Business

Columbus developer Mark Castleberry will stay busy for the next year as his firm, Castle Properties, handles three major projects.


Starkville planning commission tables one condo project, kills another

Posted 5/13/2010 in Business

A short-handed Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission chose to wait until it was at full strength before deciding on one developer's request to build condominiums in the former University Inn Tuesday night, while flatly denying another request.



Meridian mayor announces layoffs, furloughs of city workers

Posted 5/11/2010 in Business

Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry says 15 to 19 city workers will lose their jobs and the rest of the employees will be furloughed one day each month.



Planning commission OKs church in Gateway center

Posted 5/11/2010 in Business

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a permitted-use request to allow a church at 201 K Alabama St. in the Gateway Shopping Center, east of the Food Giant grocery store.


West Point native named 'Rising Star'

Posted 5/7/2010 in Business

Sarah Ward Hoffman, a West Point native and senior account executive for the DCI Group in Washington D.C. has been selected by Campaigns & Elections' Politics magazine as one of its 2010 Rising Stars.

Govt. investigates shrimpers in Gulf turtle deaths

Posted 5/7/2010 in Business

GULFPORT Federal authorities are investigating whether fishermen eager to maximize their catch ahead of the massive oil slick threatening the Gulf Coast have been killing endangered sea turtles, an official said Wednesday.


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