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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


Merchants’ reactions mixed after Open House

Posted 3/25/2010 in Business

Downtown merchants saw mixed results from Main Street Columbus’ 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


Local business celebrates opening with patients its doctors have helped save

Posted 3/24/2010 in Business

As Bernice Edwards walked toward Dr. Charles Montgomery Tuesday in the lobby of Cancer Care at Premier Health Complex, she smiled, stuck out her arm and gave him a warm hug. When she emerged from the embrace, the Maben woman wiped her moist eyes with a tissue.


Judge won't force Itawamba district to hold prom

Posted 3/23/2010 in Business

A Mississippi school district violated a lesbian student’s rights by banning her from bringing her girlfriend to the prom, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, but he stopped short of forcing the district to hold the event.



School says prom had issues before lesbian teen filed lawsuit

Posted 3/23/2010 in Business

Mississippi officials who canceled a prom after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend told a federal judge Monday that there were issues with the event even before that.



NY Times: How the Health Care Overhaul Could Affect You

Posted 3/22/2010 in Business

Great interactive illustration of what the pending health care bill means for you.



Lesbian high schooler who sued over prom gets $30,000 scholarship on 'Ellen'

Posted 3/19/2010 in Business

The lesbian high school student embroiled in a legal flap over her school’s prom policy was presented with a $30,000 scholarship on Friday when she appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”



College Board eases transfer to universities from community colleges

Posted 3/18/2010 in Business

Students from the state’s community and junior colleges will be able to transfer more credits to four-year universities under a proposal approved by the state College Board on Thursday.



Barbour trims another $41 million from budget; cuts total $499.5 million

Posted 3/17/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Wednesday made his fifth round of budget cuts since the fiscal year started last summer, and he warned lawmakers to be cautious as they write a spending plan for the coming year.



Ole Miss to limit access to Col. Reb image

Posted 3/16/2010 in Business

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi has taken another step to reduce the visibility of its old mascot Colonel Reb, which could soon become a collector's item on merchandise.


Domtar to close Columbus plant, shed 219 jobs

Posted 3/16/2010 in Business

Lowndes County will lose 219 jobs in late April when the Domtar coated groundwood paper mill closes its doors.

Soldiers refocus on family

Posted 3/16/2010 in Business

Members of the Starkville-based National Guard battalion are back after nine months in Mosul, Iraq.


Navistar to retrofit MRAPs with new suspension kits

Posted 3/16/2010 in Business

Navistar Defense officials today announced receipt of a $178 million contract to retrofit 1,222 International MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with a new DXM independent suspension.



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