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Hundreds attend funeral for slain Jackson police officer

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

Hundreds of people, including law officers from across Mississippi, attended a funeral Friday for a Jackson police officer who was killed while trying to capture an escaped inmate.


Ruben's has history of bouncing back

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

When Ruben Prescott first pitched the idea of opening a restaurant to his wife, Helen, she wasn't too crazy about it. But after 55 years in business as a Columbus staple, she admits it wasn't a half bad idea.

Million-dollar babies: Four Columbus homes are on the market for $1M or more

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

The mansions of Columbus are known for their opulence and stylish accessories, but only rarely are they decorated with "for sale" signs. At least four homes listed for $1 million or more are on the market in Columbus, most of them antebellum showplaces.


Fresh Express recalls bagged salads sold in Miss.

Posted 8/12/2010 in Business

SALINAS, Calif. -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria.



Amid strike, Omnova hiring temporary workers

Posted 8/11/2010 in Business

Omnova Solutions Inc. is hiring temporary workers to prepare for a prolonged strike, since the United Steelworkers Local 748-L rejected its last offer two weeks ago.


Local managers relieved at news of CEO's survival

Posted 8/11/2010 in Business

Administrators at American Eurocopter in Columbus were relieved when they found out Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, survived a Monday night plane crash in Alaska that killed five people, including former Sen. Ted Stevens.


Caney Fork owner: Restaurant may return

Posted 8/11/2010 in Business

The president of Caney Fork Restaurants says the Columbus location may return.


EADS North America CEO survives Alaska plane crash; ex-senator killed

Posted 8/10/2010 in Business

A plane carrying nine people -- including former Sen. Ted Stevens and CEO of defense contractor EADS North America Sean O'Keefe -- crashed in southwest Alaska, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday.

Caney Fork says legal fight with landlord forced closing

Posted 8/10/2010 in Business

For the second time in a year, a restaurant located at 528 18th Ave. N. in Columbus has closed. A sign posted on the door of the Caney Fork Restaurant, formerly Santa Fe Cattle Co., read: "Due to an unresolved dispute with our landlord we have been forced to close."


Base pumps $287M into local economy

Posted 8/7/2010 in Business

The Columbus Air Force Base increased its payroll and annual expenditures in the 2009 fiscal year, pumping $287 million into the local economy, according to an economic impact report released Friday.



Watch your feet: Snake activity rises with temperatures

Posted 8/6/2010 in Business

When the temperature rises in August so, too, does snake activity.


Columbus Country Club out of the rough

Posted 8/6/2010 in Business

The Columbus Country Club is back in the black after paying off back taxes, catching up on loan payments, eliminating six staff positions and slicing rates and expenses.


Chancery clerks' pay over state cap

Posted 8/5/2010 in Business

Take-home pay for 56 chancery clerks in Mississippi topped $100,000 in 2009, according to an annual report from the state auditor's office.



Peter Imes: Blocking inappropriate websites

Posted 8/5/2010 in Business

Someone contacted me a few weeks ago with concerns that an employee's web browser history listed several websites that were not work related.



Kroger card now offers fuel rewards

Posted 8/5/2010 in Business

The Kroger has teamed up with Shell to enable customers in the greater Jackson, Columbus, Tupelo, Laurel and Hattiesburg areas to earn fuel savings at the pump, using their Kroger Plus Card.



Peter Imes: Tech company Spotter considers Golden Triangle

Posted 8/2/2010 in Business

Earlier this year I taught a beginner-level class on social media through MUW's Department of Continuing Education. Though he has been involved in the development of modern computers and was teaching a computer history class through the same program, Claude Simpson enrolled in my class for an update on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.



Peter Imes: Recent tech news roundup

Posted 8/2/2010 in Business

Over the past few weeks, we've been exploring the various ways the Internet has changed our daily lives.



Local gas station owners bolt from BP as others call for rebranding

Posted 7/30/2010 in Business

BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation.


Businesses set the pace for United Way

Posted 7/30/2010 in Business

Officers of the United Way of Lowndes County kicked off an annual corporate fundraising campaign Thursday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion.


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