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Miss. foreclosure rate doubles in past year

Posted 4/15/2010 in Business

The number of Mississippi homeowners facing or hit by foreclosure has more than doubled over the past year. That's according to RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosures nationwide.



State treasurer ‘ready for normalcy’

Posted 4/15/2010 in Business

The state’s spending of federal dollars is not “sustainable” for the future, Treasurer Tate Reeves Wednesday told members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club.



Itawamba teen named grand marshal of New York's gay pride parade

Posted 4/14/2010 in Business



Barbour hires private attorney to sue over health care

Posted 4/14/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says it will probably be mid-May when he joins a multistate lawsuit challenging a federal health care overhaul.



Ole Miss decides not to charge 'tailgate tax' in Grove

Posted 4/14/2010 in Business

Ole Miss fans won’t have to pay a tailgate tax for the upcoming football season, but they will have a tighter timeframe for setting up their party tents.


VIDEO: Bounds: MUW in trouble financially

Posted 4/11/2010 in Business

As long as legislators in Jackson remain unwilling to budge and fractured supporters in Columbus remain unwilling to unify, Mississippi University for Women is in trouble.


Ole Miss' new chancellor announces $100 million campaign

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has announced a campaign to raise $100 million to help the school attract and retain faculty.



Achoo! Pollen at its worst this year in many areas

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

Pollen: It’s on your car, in the air and especially in your sinuses. From Florida to Texas to Colorado, 2010 is shaping up to be a monster of an allergy season.



Green Day, N'Sync's Lance Bass among sponsors of prom for gay students in Tupelo

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

Green Day, former N'Sync member Lance Bass, and celebrity chef Cat Cora are among those helping to pay for a prom in Mississippi next month that's open to everyone but geared toward gay students.



Going to the birds: Caledonia resident uses his spare time to build birdhouses

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

CALEDONIA — Carey Bray has many passions in life. Along with his wife Cynthia and daughter Cassidy, Bray strongly believes in two other things.



Columbus scales back annexation plans

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

Informed of preliminary expenses associated with annexing six study areas into the city and the estimated cost of providing water and sewer services to the annexed areas, the Columbus City Council Thursday authorized Chris Watson, of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson, to study and present new data on a smaller area of consideration.



Coughlin joins CPI Group

Posted 4/8/2010 in Business

Meagan Coughlin joined the staff of The CPI Group LLC as its new marketing and public relations coordinator.



Salon 417 haircut event benefits Locks of Love

Posted 4/8/2010 in Business

Stylists of Salon 417 will be giving free haircuts through April 23 for donations of hair to Locks Of Love, a public nonprofit organization providing hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis



Feds, states want Morgan Keegan to repay customers $2 billion

Posted 4/7/2010 in Business

Federal regulators and four states want brokerage firm Morgan Keegan & Co. to repay investors for alleged fraudulent and reckless business practices they say cost customers more than $2 billion.



State approves $15M for C&G rail project

Posted 4/3/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Senate last week approved $15 million in matching funds toward the reconstruction of a 90-mile stretch of the former Columbus and Greenville Railway line.



Bill to waive taxes for school-bus contractors

Posted 4/3/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Legislature has moved to create a tax exemption for companies like Waters Truck and Tractor who contract with schools for transportation services.



Clarion Ledger: Rain, cold hurt Mississippi wheat crop (link)

Posted 4/1/2010 in Business



Clarion Ledger: Cadence sets shareholders meeting for Starkville (link)

Posted 3/31/2010 in Business



BizJournal: Mississippi unemployment reaches 12% in February (link)

Posted 3/31/2010 in Business



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