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Miss. revenue falls 12.6 percent short in May

Posted 6/1/2010 in Business

JACKSON - Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi tax collections have fallen short of expectations again.



Polls open today for primaries

Posted 6/1/2010 in Business

Mississippi congressional candidates face the challenge of attracting voters for party primaries that follow the long Memorial Day weekend.



BP's 'top kill' fails to plug leak

Posted 5/29/2010 in Business

BP admitted defeat Saturday in its attempt to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak by pumping mud into a busted well, but said it's preparing yet another method to fight the spill after a series of failures.



Memphis Daily News: Cadence strives to complete federal turnaround plan (link)

Posted 5/28/2010 in Business


Brigham named interim MUW president

Posted 5/28/2010 in Business

The College Board this morning named 4-County Electric Power Association CEO Allegra Brigham as interim president for Mississippi University for Women.


MSU students roll to EcoCAR victory

Posted 5/28/2010 in Business

Mississippi State is on its way for a possible repeat. A university student team of some 20 members took first place overall Thursday in the second round of the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge.



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.



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