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Local surveyor: His life meanders like river

Posted 3/11/2010 in Business

Columbus is a river town, so to start this week’s column, let me ask you a question about rivers. OK, here it is: Does the water in a flowing river tend to move in a straight line, or does it meander from side to side? You have three seconds, so think quickly.

Ingredients of success: Local deli features traditional and specialty sandwiches

Posted 3/11/2010 in Business

Every day, the Citgo convenience store at the corner of Gardner Boulevard and Tuscaloosa Road is redolent with the smells of fresh-baked bread piled high with roast beef, turkey, ham, cheddar, provolone or American cheese. Or cotto salami and bologna or savory meatballs smothered in Mozzarella cheese.


Unemployment jumps across Golden Triangle in January, report shows

Posted 3/10/2010 in Business

New jobless numbers released by the state provided little good news for the Golden Triangle, with new evidence that unemployment continues to tighten its grip on the area.



Chism’s strip club bill on governor’s desk

Posted 3/5/2010 in Business

A bill filed by Columbus Rep. Gary Chism giving Mississippi’s counties the authority to regulate strip clubs is headed to Gov. Haley Barbour.



Cadence Bank laying off local workers

Posted 3/4/2010 in Business

Cadence Bank could layoff as many as nine employees from its 11 Golden Triangle branches, a company spokesman said today.



House, Senate vote to restore budget cuts; bill sent to governor

Posted 3/3/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Legislature on Wednesday approved a plan to restore about one-fifth of the money Gov. Haley Barbour has cut from the current state budget.



Ex-policeman to serve two years

Posted 2/27/2010 in Business

A former West Point police officer will spend more than two years in jail for embezzlement.



Barbour: February tax shortfall worst of fiscal year; more budget cuts may be coming

Posted 2/26/2010 in Business

JACKSON — Mississippi budget writers exchanged sharp words Friday but came no closer to deciding how much money they'll restore to schools, prisons and other government services. Meanwhile, state Tax Commission released preliminary figures showing tax collections were 12.4 percent below expectations in February — a shortage of $33 million for the month.



Hospital donates microscopes to Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

Posted 2/22/2010 in Business

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will donate four advanced high school microscopes worth $2,000 to the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science Foundation for the school’s science department.



State universities launch tuition assistance programs

Posted 2/19/2010 in Business

Some of Mississippi's public universities have started tuition assistance programs aimed at keeping students in school despite growing education costs.



MUW students, faculty welcome shared degrees with Miss. State

Posted 2/19/2010 in Business

Students in the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women said they were excited about a new partnership with Mississippi State, offering a degree in culinology.



Miss. State, MUW embark on plan to share degrees, services

Posted 2/19/2010 in Business

Don't call it a merger, but Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University will begin sharing a pair of degrees this fall and will explore consolidation of administrative services. Responding to the State College Board's Thursday order that the schools explore consolidation possibilities, MUW President Dr. Claudia Limbert said she preferred the term "shared services."



MSU, MUW announce cooperation in nursing, food studies programs

Posted 2/18/2010 in Business

STARKVILLE — Building on many decades of neighborly relations, Mississippi State and Mississippi University for Women signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday [Feb. 18] that allows students to earn both an MSU bachelor's degree and an MUW nursing degree.



MUW, Mississippi State to explore 'consolidation,' Limbert says

Posted 2/18/2010 in Business

The state College Board has directed Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women to explore consolidating operations, a move that MUW's president says "is not a merger," and would end with The W remaining a stand-alone institution.



Bill to allow sale of Carrier Lodge passes House

Posted 2/12/2010 in Business

The State House of Representatives is back on board in helping Mississippi University for Women move some dead weight.



Red Cross, bank team to spread word of fire safety

Posted 2/10/2010 in Business

Home fires are the country’s greatest disaster threat, but they are also the most preventable, according to Becky Thomas, executive director of the Tenn-Tom chapter of the American Red Cross. Thomas made these comments Tuesday at a press conference at the North Columbus branch of Citizens National Bank.



State considers allowing ads on school buses

Posted 2/8/2010 in Business

Those traditional yellow school buses might soon be decorated with advertising, if some Mississippi lawmakers get their way.


Poster contest plants seeds of knowledge

Posted 2/6/2010 in Business

A group of fifth grade students across the 4-County Electric Power Association service area learned how properly selected and planted trees conserve energy by participating in the cooperative’s first annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.


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