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Construction projects begin at hospital

Posted 7/15/2010 in Business

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle began two construction projects, totaling more than $11 million, including a new behavioral and mental health facility and a parking lot expansion and renovation project.


Peter Imes: Changes in communication

Posted 7/15/2010 in Business

Let's look at the way the Internet has changed the way we communicate with each other.



Adultery arrests highlight all-but-forgotten state law

Posted 7/15/2010 in Business

When Cortiga Williams pressed charges against her husband for adultery earlier this month, she called upon a nearly forgotten law. In Mississippi, it's a crime to cheat on a spouse by having sex or even living with another person.


Navistar Defense poised for another round of layoffs

Posted 7/13/2010 in Business

WEST POINT -- Navistar Defense in West Point is expecting layoffs at the end of the month and more by the end of the year, but North Mississippi's federal representative is trying to minimize those losses.


Alabama eyeing more free beach concerts on coast

Posted 7/12/2010 in Business

The free Jimmy Buffett concert that drew thousands to an Alabama beach may be just the first in a string of big-name shows funded by BP to boost a tourism industry hard-hit by the Gulf oil spill.



Good business makes for busy airports

Posted 7/12/2010 in Business

Golden Triangle Regional Airport is a prime example of how good business makes for a busy airport.



A Miley Cyrus sighting -- in an Alabama Walmart

Posted 7/9/2010 in Business

Attention Walmart shoppers: If you were on the right aisle at a store in north Alabama recently, you could have said hello to Miley Cyrus.


For bikers, accidents top of mind

Posted 7/8/2010 in Business

Robert Renfroe barely saw it coming. In 2005, He was riding his 1999 Honda motorcycle west on Highway 50 when a young woman turned across his lane in her car. He plowed straight into her vehicle.

New eats coming to Columbus

Posted 7/8/2010 in Business

This fall, Columbus diners will have two new places to tempt their palates.


Sorry, students: Miss. teachers still allowed to paddle

Posted 7/7/2010 in Business

A federal appeals court has turned down a Tate County high school student's motion for a temporary injunction against paddling Mississippi students.



Tar balls force beach closure in Hancock County

Posted 7/7/2010 in Business

More oil encroachment Wednesday forced state officials to close parts of the beach in Hancock County.



BP spill hits a somber record as Gulf's biggest

Posted 7/1/2010 in Business

BP's massive oil spill became the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant's dire need to halt the gusher.



Marriages and divorces 7-1-2010

Posted 7/1/2010 in Business

Marriages and divorces June 22-29



Ex-Lee County deputy gets year in prison

Posted 6/30/2010 in Business

A former Lee County deputy has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for stealing cash from people's wallets during traffic stops.


Limbert's tenure, marked with storms and successes, comes to end at MUW

Posted 6/30/2010 in Business

Dr. Claudia Limbert's advice to her temporary replacement and her as-yet-unnamed permanent successor is succinct, yet encapsulates years of experience in higher education.


Lender advocates: Education key to responsible lending

Posted 6/30/2010 in Business

In the face of several current and pending moratoriums on payday lenders in the Golden Triangle and statewide, advocate groups are speaking up on behalf of check-cashing services.



More kids trapped in sweltering cars are dying

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

Temperatures are rising and so are reports of infants and toddlers dying from being trapped inside sizzling automobiles.



Hancock County jury acquits mayor in embezzlement case

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

A Hancock County jury has acquitted Waveland Mayor Tommy Longo of embezzlement.


That's a wrap: Columbus soon to be without video stores as consumers move online, to vending machines

Posted 6/25/2010 in Business

If you called Movietime Video, you would hear nothing but a fax tone blaring on the other end. The movie store closed last week under pressure from newer and better rental options that are driving the old business model into the ground.


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