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Peter Imes: An explanation of phone hacking

Posted 7/21/2011 in Business

The recent phone hacking scandal in the U.K. has so far resulted in multiple resignations, arrests and the closure of a 168-year-old newspaper.


Floral designer Lois Rice puts her experience to revitalize shop

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

As the city of Starkville debates how to reinvigorate Highway 182, a flower shop along the forgotten highway is already making moves to reinvent itself.

Where's the bacon? In cocktails, cookies and coffee

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

The only thing rising faster than the price of bacon may be its overwhelming popularity.

Lowndes port preps for Kior, looks to expand

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

The Columbus-Lowndes Port Authority continues to make preparations for the Kior biofuels plant, currently under construction.


Building Permits 7-14-11

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

Building permits July 5-13



Marriages and divorces 7-14-11

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces June 28-July 12



Peter Imes: AT&T, T-Mobile merger has potential to bridge the digital divide in state

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

A couple of weeks ago AT&T Mississippi president, Mayo Flynt, passed through Columbus and spoke with me about the pending merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. The merger is currently being reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission.



MCVS to hold session for available service program funds, resources

Posted 7/13/2011 in Business

The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service and the state office of the Corporation for National and Community Service will hold information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.


Lowndes County tries to put sale of health department on the fast track

Posted 7/8/2011 in Business

Lowndes County is turning to private Realtors to sell the old Lowndes County Health Department on Military Road.

New life for Poindexter Hall: Renovations almost done

Posted 7/2/2011 in Business

Renovations to Poindexter Hall at Mississippi University for Women are almost 50 percent complete, with plans for the building to be substantially complete by June 2012.

Book illustrator delights young audience

Posted 7/2/2011 in Business

"F" is for fun, as far as Rick Anderson is concerned. The educator-turned-illustrator's first book, "M is for Magnolia," was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 2003, and the Clarksdale native has been at the easel ever since.

Kior pieces together new, $200M plant

Posted 7/1/2011 in Business

When it's all said and done, Kior will have spent more than $200 million to bring its first commercial plant to Columbus.


Decertification election set for Omnova workers

Posted 7/1/2011 in Business

A decertification election has been set in the Omnova Solutions labor dispute, which has dragged on for more than a year.



Building Permits 6-30-11

Posted 6/30/2011 in Business

Building permits for June 21-27



Marriages and divorces 6-30-11

Posted 6/30/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces June 10-28


Slice of Life: Workin' at the car wash

Posted 6/27/2011 in Business

Jim Croce once wrote that he had the "workin' at the car wash blues." But the only blues spotted at Bennie's Car Wash and Detail Center on Highway 12 in Starkville are the rags and buckets used to wash the cars.


Truck overturns after getting cut off by car

Posted 6/25/2011 in Business

An 18-wheel flatbed tractor trailer truck lost control of its load and overturned on Port Access Road, approximately one-half mile from Island Road, Saturday morning, according to Sgt. Glenn Culpepper with the Columbus Police Department.



Building Permits 6-23-11

Posted 6/23/2011 in Business

Building permits for June 7 - June 20



Theaker promoted to Total Healthcare Center CEO

Posted 6/23/2011 in Business

Total Healthcare Center has appointed Stephanie Jones Theaker as its new chief executive officer. The center is federally qualified and in 2010 served 8,416 patients.



Marriages and divorces 6-23-11

Posted 6/23/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces May 31-June 21



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