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Miss. insurance head: Health care overhaul part 'socialist-communist'

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says some parts of the federal health care overhaul won't work because they came from "pure socialist-communist ideas."



Peter Imes: I don't care about your Farmville animals

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

At a family dinner the other night, an uncle mentioned that he has grown tired of reading the mundane in his Facebook News Feed.



CBC says it's raised $1 billion

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Community Bancorp, a Houston, Texas-based bank holding company established to acquire, stabilize and operate failed or distressed U.S. banks, announced this week that it has completed its capital raise and now has committed equity capital in the amount of $1 billion.



Youth quail hunt offers education, fun

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Young hunters will learn about quail hunting and conservation at an upcoming daylong event in Lowndes County.



Summerford attends funeral expo

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Craig Summerford of Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus, joined professional colleagues from around the world in New Orleans for the 2010 National Funeral Directors Association International Convention & Expo, Oct. 10-13.



Henderson promoted

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

The Board of Directors of BankFirst Financial Services has announced the promotion of Sam Henderson to Community Bank President of Columbus.



Cadence narrows loss in third quarter to $7.5 million

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Cadence Financial Corp., parent of Cadence Bank, has reported a net loss of $7.5 million, or 63 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.



Appeals Court upholds Turner conviction

Posted 11/10/2010 in Business

JACKSON-- The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Derrick Turner in the slaying of a 79-year-old Starkville woman in 2001.



Attorney: Video shows high school coach whipping players

Posted 11/10/2010 in Business

Three Murrah High School basketball players have sued their coach and the school system over alleged whippings.



Cat recovering from deep-fryer burns

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

A 6-to-8-month-old cat may rethink a fast-food diet after surviving a fall into a deep fryer at a restaurant in Verona.



Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than a month after his name was cleared in the case.



Miss. 2012 revenue estimate reflects slight growth

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Gov. Haley Barbour and key lawmakers have set a "cautiously prudent" revenue estimate for the next budget year, citing predictions that the state's economy will lag behind any national recovery.



Bush: Ala. governor first used 'heck of a job' line

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Former President George W. Bush says a phrase that haunted him after Hurricane Katrina - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" - was from a statement of praise he had just heard from Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.



Community Bancorp announces it's raised $1 billion to acquire banks

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston, Texas-based bank holding company established to acquire, stabilize and operate failed or distressed U.S. banks, announced today that it has completed its capital raise and now has committed equity capital in the amount of $1 billion.



More than 100 flat tires reported in wake of Omnova strike

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have reported more than 100 flat tires caused by roofing nails and screws since July, two months after union workers went on strike.


Health clinic opens in Columbus Walmart

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Walmart's reach expanded into health care Monday. North Mississippi Health Services opened an office inside the Columbus Walmart.


Ala. man turns himself in on Tuscaloosa murder-rape charges

Posted 11/8/2010 in Business

A man charged with raping two women, leaving one dead at an apartment in Tuscaloosa, has turned himself in to police in Ohio after first fleeing to Florida, police said.



Dems hope to stem GOP tide from hitting Miss.

Posted 11/8/2010 in Business

Calls to "take back America" preceded last week's remodeling of the congressional makeup, and a similar refrain may be heard in Mississippi during the 2011 statewide and legislative races, but from a different political party.


Christmas comes early for Columbus retailers

Posted 11/6/2010 in Business

If this weekend's Downtown Christmas Open House is any indication, Columbus merchants could be in store for a busy holiday season.


Cadence calls shareholder meeting to approve buyout

Posted 11/5/2010 in Business

Cadence Financial Corp. has set what may be the final shareholder's meeting in the bank's 125-year history, with shareholders expected to sell their stock to a private Houston-based investment firm.



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