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MUW fire victims remembered in high school ceremony

Posted 1/17/2011 in Business

Two of four teenagers killed a year ago in a fire at a Hoover motel were honored at the high school where they had graduated seven months earlier.



Ala. hunter dies in fall from deer stand

Posted 1/17/2011 in Business

Emergency officials say a 36-year-old Madison County man died after falling about 20 feet from a deer stand.



Bentley sworn in as Ala. governor

Posted 1/17/2011 in Business

Robert Bentley has made the transition from physician and state legislator to Alabama's governor.


New eateries tempt palates in Columbus

Posted 1/15/2011 in Business

As he traveled the country working as a Thai restaurant chef, Lloyd Chanachai was saving his money and collecting recipes. Chanachai, part-owner and chef of Bann Thai on Military Road, is one of several restaurateurs who recently braved the economy and opened an eatery in the Columbus area.


Man charged with Tuscaloosa break-ins

Posted 1/14/2011 in Business

Police in Tuscaloosa say two young women fended off a 20-year-old man who broke into their apartments by punching him in the face.



Ala. man gets jail for tossing sign, killing driver

Posted 1/14/2011 in Business

A south Alabama man is going to jail for killing a driver by throwing a street sign through a car windshield.



Tupelo's Collins sworn in to Mississippi Senate

Posted 1/14/2011 in Business

The newest member of the Mississippi Senate says she's ready to work with her colleagues, and she believes lawmakers' actions over the next four years will set the state's course for a generation to come.



Restaurant manager fired for racially insensitive e-mail

Posted 1/14/2011 in Business

The general manager of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Mississippi has been fired for a racially insensitive e-mail that company officials say inadvertently was sent to a Texas woman who had made reservations for her mother's birthday.



Senate leaders: School bus safety bill an impostor

Posted 1/13/2011 in Business

A House bill aimed at strengthening rules for school bus safety doesn't go far enough, and in some ways weakens current state law, Senate leaders said Thursday.



KiOR seeks rewording in lease agreement

Posted 1/13/2011 in Business

KiOR is awaiting a revised lease from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before breaking ground on Columbus' island.



Foreclosure filings jump in Miss.

Posted 1/13/2011 in Business

Although Mississippi has avoided the crux of the national housing crisis, the number of properties targeted by foreclosure filings in 2010 jumped more than twofold from two years ago, a national tracking firm said Thursday.



House hearing focuses on sex education

Posted 1/13/2011 in Business

By the time Lori Roberts was 18, she had given birth to three children, but she believes her choices about sex would have been different if she had learned about the subject in school.



Cooper Tire to expand Tupelo plant

Posted 1/13/2011 in Business

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has announced a $9 million expansion at its Tupelo plant. The expansion will add 35 new jobs.



Auditor demands $292,000 from ex-Panola County administrator

Posted 1/12/2011 in Business

State Auditor Stacy Pickering says an alleged deception by a former, longtime county administrator could only have been done by someone who "knew the system."



Whiskey rebellion: Fayette, Ala., liquor tax draws complaints

Posted 1/12/2011 in Business

Leaders in a west Alabama town are deciding what to do about complaints that liquor taxes in the formerly dry city are now too high.



Runoff in north Miss. transportation commissioner race

Posted 1/12/2011 in Business

Despite the chilly weather, voters turned out Tuesday, sending transportation commissioner candidates Mike Tagert and John Caldwell Sr. to a runoff election. While Caldwell was the top vote-getter, Tagert, of Starkville, won the vast majority of votes in the Golden Triangle.



Hungry Auburn fans cause run on duck meat

Posted 1/11/2011 in Business

Auburn fans in the Mobile area who wanted to chow down on duck meat while watching the Tigers defeat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship may have been out of luck. At least two stores sold out of duck meat Monday as fans were getting ready for the big game.



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