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Barbour calls special session for $500 million economic development project

Posted 8/20/2010 in Business

Lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week to consider an incentive package for a $500 million economic development project.



Jay Leno's Miss. coast show to benefit fishermen

Posted 8/20/2010 in Business

The "Tonight Show" host and comedian will appear Saturday at the Beau Rivage Theater in a benefit performance for residents who have been impacted by the BP oil spill.



Two arrested in Omnova strike

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business

Two union workers were arrested at Omnova Wednesday evening while they were protesting the way the company treated them.



Peter Imes: Taking care of fraudulent Facebook accounts

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business



Program connects seniors with farmers' markets

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business

The Columbus Farmers' Market again is offering seniors greater access to healthy, locally grown foods -- like fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh-cut herbs -- by participating in a state program allowing them to use vouchers at the market.



Carter graduates credit union management school

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business

Melissa Carter, manager of Twin States Federal Credit Union, graduated Southeast CUNA Management School.



The Monroe Journal: - Minga awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to wire fraud (link)

Posted 8/19/2010 in Business

An Amory business man pleads guilty to federal fraud charges.



Power Brokers: Some electric co-op boards make more, do less

Posted 8/18/2010 in Business

As long as the lights stay on, most people are content to stay in the dark about who runs their electric company.



Booneville residents vote down alcohol sales

Posted 8/18/2010 in Business

The people have voted: No liquor in Booneville.



Lesbian student sues over yearbook tux photo

Posted 8/17/2010 in Business

Another teenage lesbian is suing a Mississippi school district, this time over a policy banning females from wearing tuxedos in yearbook portraits.



Clarion Ledger: Jackson foundation to reward do-gooders (link)

Posted 8/17/2010 in Business



Lawmakers hold redistricting hearings

Posted 8/17/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- Fast-growing and relatively affluent suburbs could gain representation in the Mississippi Legislature, while economically struggling areas with shrinking populations could lose some seats.



Barbour creates oil-spill recovery panel

Posted 8/16/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday he's creating a 34-member group to examine the impact of the BP oil spill and help devise a recovery and development plan for the state's coastal region.



Hundreds attend funeral for slain Jackson police officer

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

Hundreds of people, including law officers from across Mississippi, attended a funeral Friday for a Jackson police officer who was killed while trying to capture an escaped inmate.


Ruben's has history of bouncing back

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

When Ruben Prescott first pitched the idea of opening a restaurant to his wife, Helen, she wasn't too crazy about it. But after 55 years in business as a Columbus staple, she admits it wasn't a half bad idea.

Million-dollar babies: Four Columbus homes are on the market for $1M or more

Posted 8/13/2010 in Business

The mansions of Columbus are known for their opulence and stylish accessories, but only rarely are they decorated with "for sale" signs. At least four homes listed for $1 million or more are on the market in Columbus, most of them antebellum showplaces.


Fresh Express recalls bagged salads sold in Miss.

Posted 8/12/2010 in Business

SALINAS, Calif. -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria.



Amid strike, Omnova hiring temporary workers

Posted 8/11/2010 in Business

Omnova Solutions Inc. is hiring temporary workers to prepare for a prolonged strike, since the United Steelworkers Local 748-L rejected its last offer two weeks ago.


Local managers relieved at news of CEO's survival

Posted 8/11/2010 in Business

Administrators at American Eurocopter in Columbus were relieved when they found out Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, survived a Monday night plane crash in Alaska that killed five people, including former Sen. Ted Stevens.


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