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Calif. firm invests more than $30 million in Starkville company

Posted 10/22/2010 in Business

Power Integrations Inc. has announced that it will invest $30 million in SemiSouth Laboratories Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer in Starkville.


Filing: Cadence had offer from Community Bancorp same day it agreed to Trustmark deal

Posted 10/20/2010 in Business

Papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today show that Cadence Bank forged ahead with its failed merger agreement with Trustmark Bank on the same day that it received a higher offer from Community Bancorp, which scooped up the Starkville bank weeks later.


Shoe shop redemption: Council OKs beauty shop addition

Posted 10/20/2010 in Business

The Columbus City Council had already made up its mind to grant Janet Morris a zoning variance Tuesday night.



Boehner to campaign for Nunnelee on Thursday

Posted 10/20/2010 in Business

U.S. House Republican leader John Boehner will campaign for congressional candidate Alan Nunnelee in northern Mississippi on Thursday, signaling the GOP's intense effort to win back a seat it lost in 2008.


Link, CVB find common ground

Posted 10/19/2010 in Business

In a compromise with the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau board voted 8-1 Monday to decrease the group's funding by $19,000.


Lowndes to participate in statewide tornado drill

Posted 10/19/2010 in Business

Columbus and Lowndes County will participate in the Annual Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. conducted by the National Weather Service.



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.


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