Langford Furniture, which opened for business in Columbus while President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in office, is closing. The business has been at the corner of Military and Bluecutt roads since January 1956.
Given the U.S. economy's growing strength, the Federal Reserve pushed ahead Wednesday with a plan to shrink its bond-buying program, even though the prospect of reduced stimulus and higher interest rates has rattled global markets.
Nissan went too far with a TV commercial that depicts its Frontier pickup truck powering up a sandy hill to save a struggling dune buggy, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
A Starbucks is being built at University Crossing Shopping Center in Starkville. Ann Hooven, director of operations with RMR Investment Company, said the coffee shop will likely open this summer.
Struggling department-store operator J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to get back on the path to profitability.
Regions is closing its branch in the town of Terry on March 14.
Kids gleefully snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, while the bills from Apple Inc. mounted, often without parents' knowledge. Now, the tech giant has agreed to refund the money.
Late last year, Kroger purchased the spaces that sit on either side of it in Kroger Plaza on Hwy. 45 North in Columbus. That means the strip from AutoZone to UPS now belongs to the grocery store. Robert Rhett, with Rhett Real Estate, confirmed the purchase Wednesday. Rhett said he did not know what plans, if any, Kroger had for the space.
Some gas station items to begin. The Kwik-N-Go next to Church's Chicken in the 1400 block of Main Street, as you may have noticed, has closed. That gas station was owned by Sanders Oil Company until the longtime Columbus business sold to Vernon, Ala.-based Midstates Petroleum Company in September.
The Mississippi Economic Council is redoubling its support for Common Core academic standards.
1. Head of investigations at CPD away on medical leave COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Lowndes County aims to be certified with education nonprofit COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Ex-graduate teaching assistant sues MSU for sex discrimination, retaliation STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. CVB: Pilgrimage brought up to 10,000 visitors, $600K in economic impact COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY