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Mental health facilities, including in north Miss., asked to develop closure plans

Posted 7/30/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health has asked four facilities to develop contingency closing plans by the end of August in case the Legislature doesn't provide adequate funding in the next fiscal year.


Retailers 'pumped' about tax holiday

Posted 7/29/2010 in Business

Area retailers are getting ready for Mississippi's second annual tax-free shopping weekend.


Starkville on track to become Main Street community

Posted 7/29/2010 in Business

The city of Starkville could soon become a Mississippi Main Street community, which would give the city additional tools to promote economic development downtown.



Ala. firefighter suspended in flushed babies probe

Posted 7/28/2010 in Business

A member of the Odenville fire department was placed on administrative leave after two premature stillborn infants were flushed down a toilet.



Trustmark boosts second-quarter profit

Posted 7/28/2010 in Business

Regional banker Trustmark Corp. nearly doubled its second-quarter profit through the combination of more revenue and reductions in problem loans, the company reported.



Sheriff: Premature infants flushed down toilet

Posted 7/27/2010 in Business

The St. Clair County sheriff says a grand jury will review an investigation that turned up the bodies of two premature infants that had been flushed down a toilet.



Package for Ala. grandma contains 6 pounds of pot

Posted 7/27/2010 in Business

A package addressed from "Grandpa Henderson" in San Diego, Calif., to "Grandma Henderson" in Talladega, Ala., wasn't ordinary mail, and it wasn't picked up by any grandmother.


Summer in the South: Farmer's watermelon stand sells summer staple the old-fashioned way

Posted 7/26/2010 in Business

CALEDONIA -- Henry I. Collins pinches the blade of his jackknife and pulls it open. He sticks it in the watermelon in front of him and cuts it lengthwise. The two halves split with a crisp, satisfying crunch and roll with the seeds up.


Cadence reports $1.6 million loss in second quarter

Posted 7/23/2010 in Business

Savings through cutting costs and an improving loan portfolio helped Starkville-based Cadence Financial Corp. report a healthier second quarter compared to last year, but the bank holding company still posted a net loss for the period.



State of emergency declared in Miss. in advance of Bonnie

Posted 7/23/2010 in Business

A state of emergency was declared Friday along the Mississippi Gulf Coast ahead of tropical storm Bonnie's projected movement into the Gulf of Mexico.



Jury convicts Tenn. mom in baby's hot car death

Posted 7/23/2010 in Business

A jury in Clarksville found a woman guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated child neglect for leaving her 3-month-old daughter in a hot car.



Clarion Ledger: Mississippi Supreme Court won't spare death row inmate (link)

Posted 7/21/2010 in Business



Miss. congressmen lead challengers in cash race

Posted 7/20/2010 in Business

Mississippi's congressional incumbents are holding significantly more campaign cash than their challengers.



Lesbian teen settles case against Itawamba school district

Posted 7/20/2010 in Business

A teenage lesbian who sued her school district over its ban of same-sex prom dates has accepted an offer to settle the case.



: - Monroe County Business is Good (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Business



Monroe360: Biodiesel businessman Tommy Tacker gets prison time (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Business



Hattiesburg American: Casino revenue drops $14 million in June (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Business


Summer in the South: From cookies to ice cream, State Fountain offers decadent delights

Posted 7/17/2010 in Business

The pouring rain couldn't stop Bruce Wilson from getting his fix.


Maddow Blog: Fresh Air responds in Mississippi Public Broadcasting flap (link)

Posted 7/16/2010 in Business



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