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JSU gets interim president; MUW search continues

Posted 5/21/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- The state College Board said it's close to naming an interim president for Mississippi University for Women, and chose a retired professor to serve as interim president of Jackson State University after President Ronald Mason Jr. departs at the end of June, at its Thursday meeting.



Peter Imes: E-mail marketing for small businesses can be cheap, effective

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

Whether you want to tell your customers about new specials, contact new potential customers or simply send the occasional newsletter, e-mail is a relatively inexpensive and very easy way to get your message out



Business leaders prepare for salute to Lowndes County first responders

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

They may be the first ones on the scene, but they are the last ones to remember.



Chandler attends fire symposium

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

Capt. Mike Chandler of Columbus Fire & Rescue recently participated in the 22nd Executive Fire Officer Program Graduate Symposium from April 9-11, held at the U.S Fire Administration's National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.



MSU faculty, staff members honored

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State faculty and staff members are being honored for their hard work and dedication in ensuring the successful educational development of university students.



Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance adds customer service employees

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance announced the addition of new customer service employees to its professional team.



Press release: Cadence Bank plans to raise $80M in stock offering

Posted 5/20/2010 in Business

Cadence Financial Corporation today announced that it has filed an S-1 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the offering of up to $80 million of its common stock.



City antes up for new Hampton Inn hotel

Posted 5/19/2010 in Business

The Columbus City Council Tuesday approved a resolution declaring the city's intent to issue tax increment financing bonds, not to exceed $450,000, for a hotel project on Highway 45 North, subject to a memorandum of understanding.



Wells-Fargo to take over name of Miss. Wachovia branches

Posted 5/18/2010 in Business

Wells Fargo & Co. says Wachovia bank branches in Mississippi will be among the first eastern offices to convert to Wells Fargo name.



Miss. prison officials prepare for back-to-back executions

Posted 5/18/2010 in Business

Mississippi corrections officials prepared Tuesday for the first back-to-back executions in nearly 50 years.



Alabama teacher's lesson on Obama assassination leads to probe

Posted 5/18/2010 in Business

A Jefferson County geomotry teacher was investigated by the Secret Service after he used a hypothetical assassination of President Barack Obama as a way to teach angles.



Ala. high school graduation party ends in rampage of gunfire; one dead

Posted 5/17/2010 in Business

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A 20-year-old man is accused of shooting one person to death and wounding eight others in a rampage of gunfire in a crowded room where people had gathered for a high school graduation party.



84-year-old Alabama man arrested for killing wife, 77

Posted 5/17/2010 in Business

An 84-year-old Pelham man is being held in the Shelby County jail on a murder charge, and an attorney says the victim was his 77-year-old wife.


Skin expert Melissa Rushing finds running spa business challenging, rewarding

Posted 5/17/2010 in Business

About 10 years ago, Melissa Rushing, 28, pulled into the parking lot of Merle Norman, located between Kroger and Wal-Mart, in search of some "girl therapy."


Mary Holmes College campus in West Point has buyer

Posted 5/15/2010 in Business

The long-dormant Mary Holmes College campus in West Point is about to come back to life.


Columbus farmers' market has brisk first day

Posted 5/15/2010 in Business

Saturday's heat didn't stop people from going to the Columbus Hitchin' Lot Farmers' Market's first day of the year, which was pretty busy considering that most of the local produce isn't ready to farm yet, according to vendors.

Hundreds attend Starkville Community Market opening

Posted 5/15/2010 in Business

The third season of the Starkville Community Market kicked off Saturday with hundreds of local residents and dozens of vendors crowding the market's new location at Jackson and Lampkin streets.


Columbus chiropractor charged with insurance fraud

Posted 5/15/2010 in Business

Columbus chiropractor Dr. James Donovan is free on $10,000 bond after being charged with insurance fraud.



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