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Columbus scales back annexation plans

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

Informed of preliminary expenses associated with annexing six study areas into the city and the estimated cost of providing water and sewer services to the annexed areas, the Columbus City Council Thursday authorized Chris Watson, of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson, to study and present new data on a smaller area of consideration.



Coughlin joins CPI Group

Posted 4/8/2010 in Business

Meagan Coughlin joined the staff of The CPI Group LLC as its new marketing and public relations coordinator.



Salon 417 haircut event benefits Locks of Love

Posted 4/8/2010 in Business

Stylists of Salon 417 will be giving free haircuts through April 23 for donations of hair to Locks Of Love, a public nonprofit organization providing hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis



Feds, states want Morgan Keegan to repay customers $2 billion

Posted 4/7/2010 in Business

Federal regulators and four states want brokerage firm Morgan Keegan & Co. to repay investors for alleged fraudulent and reckless business practices they say cost customers more than $2 billion.



State approves $15M for C&G rail project

Posted 4/3/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Senate last week approved $15 million in matching funds toward the reconstruction of a 90-mile stretch of the former Columbus and Greenville Railway line.



Bill to waive taxes for school-bus contractors

Posted 4/3/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Legislature has moved to create a tax exemption for companies like Waters Truck and Tractor who contract with schools for transportation services.



Clarion Ledger: Rain, cold hurt Mississippi wheat crop (link)

Posted 4/1/2010 in Business



Clarion Ledger: Cadence sets shareholders meeting for Starkville (link)

Posted 3/31/2010 in Business



BizJournal: Mississippi unemployment reaches 12% in February (link)

Posted 3/31/2010 in Business



Care2: Mississippi ends segregation of prisoners with HIV (link)

Posted 3/31/2010 in Business



WCBI: International business thrives in Columbus (link)

Posted 3/30/2010 in Business



Lawmakers leave Capitol without resolving budget

Posted 3/27/2010 in Business

Mississippi lawmakers on Saturday finished a big chunk of their work for the three-month session by passing final versions of bills that would make general changes to state laws.



New bridges to aid Lowndes steel industry expansion

Posted 3/27/2010 in Business

In troubled economic times, what Lowndes County needs is a bridge over busy waters. Or better yet, two bridges. At no cost locally. And for a Columbus contractor to win the job just as a Lowndes County industry expands.


Simple tricks to making your home more energy efficient and spring ready

Posted 3/26/2010 in Business

Spring is more than a change from the chill of winter to warmer temperatures. It also provides homeowners a chance to change the look of their home and make it more energy efficient.


AG wants more time to study health care law before filing suit

Posted 3/25/2010 in Business

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday he needs more time to evaluate a new federal health care law before deciding whether to challenge it in court.


Blazing new trails in Artesia

Posted 3/25/2010 in Business

Just last fall I commandeered an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) all over some privately owned property in Madison County in southwest Illinois


Merchantsí reactions mixed after Open House

Posted 3/25/2010 in Business

Downtown merchants saw mixed results from Main Street Columbusí Downtown Spring Open House event Friday and Saturday, but all agreed they would participate again next year.



Monroe Journal: Birdsong manager predicts a good year for peanuts

Posted 3/24/2010 in Business



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