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Spending tops $2 million in 1st District congressional race

Posted 10/18/2010 in Business

North Mississippi's congressional race is turning into a multimillion dollar contest as Democrats work to hold onto the seat they won in 2008 and Republicans try to reclaim it.



Halloween mystery: Why grow pumpkins?

Posted 10/16/2010 in Business

Halloween is surrounded by mystery, and one of the greatest mysteries to Mississippi farmers is why anyone would want to grow pumpkins.


Foreclosures rising in Lowndes County

Posted 10/16/2010 in Business

Owning a home may be part of the American dream, but that dream is facing hard realities in Columbus and Lowndes County.


Residents skeptical of plans to clean up old Kerr-McGee site

Posted 10/15/2010 in Business

The Superfund arm of the Environmental Protection Agency has many challenges to overcome as they work to clear contaminants left from a 90-acre wood-treatment site on 14th Avenue North -- the first of which is trust.



1,100 attend, 70 offered jobs at employment expo

Posted 10/15/2010 in Business

More than 70 people were offered jobs after last week's Golden Triangle Employment Expo and hundreds more wait to hear back from companies after on-site interviews.


And the winner is: The Ole Miss 'Rebel Black Bear'

Posted 10/14/2010 in Business

The new mascot of the University of Mississippi Rebels will be a black bear, officially replacing the goateed Southern gentleman "Colonel Reb" who was banished from the sidelines almost seven years ago. Thursday's unveiling of the "Rebel Black Bear" is the latest move in the school's effort to distance itself from symbols of the old South.


Link preparing for war over expected tourism fund cuts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Business

Joe Higgins is not happy with the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, and he's making no secret of it.



Childers hopes for campaign boost from Clinton visit

Posted 10/13/2010 in Business

U.S. Rep. Travis Childers of Mississippi says he's hoping for a campaign boost when former President Bill Clinton appears Thursday at a get-out-the-vote rally designed to energize college students.



Childers, Nunnelee debate in Oxford

Posted 10/13/2010 in Business

OXFORD -- North Mississippi congressional candidates exchanged sharp words at a debate Tuesday night about how loyal each would be to his party's leadership on Capitol Hill.



Beauté Salon denied zoning change

Posted 10/12/2010 in Business

The owner of a business on Warpath Road found herself in the same position she was in last month after the Planning and Zoning Commission again denied her request for a zoning change Monday.



U.S. Supreme Court won't hear two Miss. murder cases

Posted 10/11/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals in two Mississippi murder cases, including a Clay County case.



Miss. judge jails attorney for not citing Pledge of Allegiance

Posted 10/7/2010 in Business

A Mississippi judge jailed a lawyer for several hours for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, ordering the attorney to "purge himself" of contempt by standing and repeating the oath like the rest of the courtroom.


Lowndes pumpkin crop sleepy, hollow

Posted 10/7/2010 in Business

There's good news and bad. The good news: The headless horseman may have to look outside of Lowndes County for his traditional pumpkin wear. The bad news: Fall and Halloween fanatics also may have to forego locally grown pumpkins.


Job fair draws more than 1,000 from across region

Posted 10/7/2010 in Business

By noon on Wednesday, more than 1,000 people had come through the doors at Mississippi University for Women's Pohl gymnasium, looking for work.



Editorial: Cadence deal with Texas firm benefits Golden Triangle

Posted 10/7/2010 in Business

Cadence's about-face on Wednesday, agreeing to be scooped up by a private investment firm one week after it had already agreed to be bought by Trustmark, is a positive outcome for the Starkville and Columbus communities.


Cadence execs come along with buyout deal

Posted 10/7/2010 in Business

The pending sale of Cadence Bank to Community Bancorp will result in the retention of the Cadence name, local bank branches and jobs, but the same executives who have come under fire recently for the downfall of the company appear to be on track to keep their positions.


Trustmark president: Bank got $2 million to walk away from Cadence deal

Posted 10/6/2010 in Business

Jerry Host, president and chief operating officer of Trustmark National Bank, said this afternoon he didn't know why Cadence Bank canceled a deal between the two for Trustmark to acquire Cadence.



Miss. governor declares statewide burn ban

Posted 10/6/2010 in Business

Gov. Haley Barbour has issued a statewide burn ban as record dry weather continues to increase the risk of wildfires in Mississippi.



Cadence press release: Q&A about Community Bancorp sale

Posted 10/6/2010 in Business

Frequently asked questions distributed by Cadence to the media Wednesday.



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