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Miss. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted 6/9/2010 in Business

Army Staff Sgt. Robert N. Barton, a Mississippi native, was killed this past weekend when a bomb exploded near his military vehicle in Afghanistan.



MS Biz Journal: European company to put biomass power plants in Miss. (link)

Posted 6/8/2010 in Business



BP execs a no-show for legislative hearing

Posted 6/8/2010 in Business

Mississippi lawmakers holding hearings about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were hoping to hear directly from BP executives to get a better idea about the scope of the problem. They got a letter instead.



Fire personnel: Sprinklers can be life-saving tools

Posted 6/6/2010 in Business

In January, four students at Mississippi University for Women were killed in a fire at the Days Inn in Hoover, Ala. The blaze raged out of control largely because the motel was -- legally -- not equipped with sprinklers.


Noxubee man honors students

Posted 6/6/2010 in Business

On June 18, Earnest Eichelberger of Macon will host the fifth annual scholarship banquet, in honor of his son, Micheal Sherrod Eichelberger, who died unexpectedly in 2005, six weeks before his senior prom.

Childers not on the campaign trail just yet

Posted 6/4/2010 in Business

U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., says he's not on the campaign trail yet, but he was on the move in Columbus Thursday.


Clay County business on tap for resort status

Posted 6/4/2010 in Business

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to grant resort status to the Prairie Wildlife Preserve.



Barbour asks for more boats to protect Miss. coast

Posted 6/2/2010 in Business

Gov. Haley Barbour says he's asked BP and the White House to put more boats off the Mississippi coast to intercept oil after a two-mile long slick of crude washed up Tuesday on a barrier island.



Ala. governor: Boom plan to protect coast from oil ineffective

Posted 6/2/2010 in Business

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the northern Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from the Gulf oil spill.


Turnout low in Lowndes, statewide

Posted 6/2/2010 in Business

Turnout was low in Lowndes County and other north Mississippi counties for Tuesday's 1st Congressional District race, voters and election officials said.

Nunnelee named winner in 1st District, avoids runoff

Posted 6/1/2010 in Business

Unofficial results from Tuesday's three-person GOP primary in the 1st District show Alan Nunnelee, a state senator from Tupelo, defeated former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross and Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan of Oxford.


Oil washes up on island near Mississippi-Alabama border

Posted 6/1/2010 in Business

JACKSON - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday that oil from a gushing undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico is hitting the state for the first time.



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.



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