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BP: Effort to choke off gusher making some progress

Posted 5/27/2010 in Business

BP's attempt to choke off the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico appeared to be making some progress, officials said Thursday as dire new government estimates showed the disaster has easily eclipsed the Exxon Valdez as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.



New, giant sea oil plume seen in Gulf

Posted 5/27/2010 in Business

Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles from the leaking wellhead northeast toward Mobile Bay, Alabama.



Ala. teacher sorry for Obama assassination lesson

Posted 5/27/2010 in Business

An Alabama teacher who used a theoretical assassination of President Barack Obama as an example in a geometry lesson says he is sorry.



Link CEO: New company to bring 240 jobs

Posted 5/27/2010 in Business

A new company will be locating in Columbus, bringing around 240 jobs.



Peter Imes: Be a Google power user

Posted 5/27/2010 in Business

When creating a website, designers typically create features for regular users and for what we call power users. Power users are Internet-savvy people who know how to use advanced features of a website.



4-County recognized for communication

Posted 5/27/2010 in Business

4-County Electric Power Association was honored recently for communication efforts by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Council of Rural Electric Communicators.



Marvin's honored with national award

Posted 5/27/2010 in Business

Alabama-based Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers has been named the Golden Hammer Retailer of the Year by Home Channel News.


Omnova: We want to keep pay competitive

Posted 5/25/2010 in Business

Driving along Yorkville Road this morning, Omnova workers still can be seen along the street, in Day-Glo vests holding signs announcing they are on strike.


Press release: State update on Gulf oil spill, May 24

Posted 5/24/2010 in Business

This release is the result of information sharing among lead responding agencies Mississippi Departments of Environmental Quality and Marine Resources, responding support agencies, BP and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency as the coordinating agency. This information will be updated three times a week until further notice.



District sued by lesbian teen says it didn't organize 'sham' prom

Posted 5/24/2010 in Business

A rural Mississippi school district has denied accusations it routed a lesbian high school student to a "sham" prom at a country club while her schoolmates partied at another location.



Clarion Ledger: Health officials focus on a smoke-free state (link)

Posted 5/24/2010 in Business



MS Biz Journal: Casting for Mississippi movie coming soon (link)

Posted 5/24/2010 in Business



Omnova workers strike

Posted 5/21/2010 in Business

Omnova employees went on strike today, unable to negotiate a contact with the company.



Planning board OKs hotel renovation

Posted 5/21/2010 in Business

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission granted a conditional use request Thursday which opens the door for renovation of the former University Inn on Highway 12, across from Mississippi State University.



Cadence again files for stock offering

Posted 5/21/2010 in Business



West Point's Dollar General burns down

Posted 5/21/2010 in Business

WEST POINT -- West Point and Clay County firefighters were on the scene of a raging fire until 1:40 a.m. today.



JSU gets interim president; MUW search continues

Posted 5/21/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- The state College Board said it's close to naming an interim president for Mississippi University for Women, and chose a retired professor to serve as interim president of Jackson State University after President Ronald Mason Jr. departs at the end of June, at its Thursday meeting.



Peter Imes: E-mail marketing for small businesses can be cheap, effective

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

Whether you want to tell your customers about new specials, contact new potential customers or simply send the occasional newsletter, e-mail is a relatively inexpensive and very easy way to get your message out



Business leaders prepare for salute to Lowndes County first responders

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

They may be the first ones on the scene, but they are the last ones to remember.



Chandler attends fire symposium

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

Capt. Mike Chandler of Columbus Fire & Rescue recently participated in the 22nd Executive Fire Officer Program Graduate Symposium from April 9-11, held at the U.S Fire Administration's National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.



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