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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.



Voting begins for new Ole Miss mascot

Posted 10/6/2010 in Business

Step aside Colonel Reb. The next University of Mississippi mascot could well be a fierce black bear, a toothy land shark or a character in a full-body muscle-suit.



Expert: State poised to lead in biofuel research, production

Posted 10/6/2010 in Business

Mississippi is poised to become a nationwide leader in renewable energy production.



Cadence Bank-Community Bancorp press release

Posted 10/6/2010 in Business


Cadence drops Trustmark bid, agrees to sell to Texas firm

Posted 10/6/2010 in Business

In a turn of events that shocked the local banking community this morning, Cadence Financial Corp. announced that it was dumping its previous buyout offer from Jackson-based Trustmark and agreed to be acquired by Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston-based company formed to invest in community banks.


Memphis, Tenn., teen shot in behind over saggy pants

Posted 10/5/2010 in Business

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Anger over a Memphis teenager's sagging pants ended with gunfire, a bullet to the buttocks and an aggravated assault charge.



Alleged 'panty pirate' arrested in Oxford for stealing ladies' underwear

Posted 10/5/2010 in Business

Police have charged a 32-year-old man with breaking into homes around Oxford to steal women's undergarments.



Eurocopter's Lowndes plant gets $67 million contract to upgrade helicopters

Posted 10/4/2010 in Business

The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a 67 million contract for the supply of Mission Equipment Packages (MEP) on UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to be operated by Army National Guard Security and Support Battalions (SS Battalions).



School district wants lesbian's lawsuit tossed

Posted 10/4/2010 in Business

A school district wants a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a lesbian who claimed her rights were violated because the senior photograph of her in a tuxedo was left out of the high school yearbook.



Contrary to rhetoric, Mississippians have noticed budget cuts

Posted 10/4/2010 in Business

As head of the Republican Governors Association, Mississippi's Haley Barbour is raising his national profile this fall by traveling to dozens of states and campaigning for his party's gubernatorial candidates.



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