Posts Tagged ‘Columbus’

Miss. economic head: No politics in site selection

By SHELIA BYRD JACKSON — Lawmakers are asking the head of Mississippi’s economic development agency why the Delta and the southwestern part of the state are often overlooked for major industrial projects. Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, told members of the House Ways and Means Committee last Tuesday that industries have […] [...]

Latimer named shareholder of law firm

by MBJ Staff Published: February 6,2011

Tags: Christopher J. Latimer, Columbus, Mitchell McNutt & Sams P.A.

Christopher J. Latimer, an attorney in the Columbus office of Mitchell, McNutt & Sams, P.A., was recently named a shareholder of the firm. Latimer practices in the firm’s litigation section, where his specialties include insurance defense, labor and employment, and general business and commercial litigation. Latimer also represents municipal, county and governmental entities in state […] [...]

Wilson: 2010 “Unusual” for Miss. Main Street

by Stephen McDill Published: December 8,2010

Tags: Columbus, economic development, Haley Barbour, Mississippi Main Street, STARKVILLE

MBJ-TV visits with Mississippi Main Street director Bob Wilson for a look back at 2010 and as well as what’s next for the non-profit economic development agency. [...]

Kior to Build Biofuel Plant in Columbus

by Stephen McDill Published: August 31,2010

Tags: biofuel, Columbus, Haley Barbour, KIOR

JACKSON- Gov. Haley Barbour announces that Kior, a biofuel company based in Houston, Tex., wants to build a plant at the Port of Columbus that will use technology and other groundbreaking processes to convert wood and wood products into oil. [...]

Golden Triangle has a charm tourists love

by Susan Marquez Published: May 24,2010

Tags: Columbus, Golden Triangle, Meetings Conventions & Tourism, STARKVILLE, West Point

The Golden Triangle area of Mississippi is formed by the cities of Columbus, Starkville and West Point. The three cities work together to promote themselves, capitalizing on the rich diversity of activities, and attractions in the area.  “People love to visit Columbus,” said Stacy Clark with the Columbus/Lowndes County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Some visits […] [...]

Meet Columbus, Mississippi

COLUMBUS- MBJ-TV visits Columbus, Miss., a 2010 winner of the Great American Main Street Award. [...]

Mastering Mixed-Use Developments, Part 2

COLUMBUS- Columbus developer Chris Chain talks with MBJ-TV about his company and how it is has transformed old boarded up buildings into residential and retail hot spots from the Golden Triangle to the Gulf Coast. [...]

Mastering Mixed-Use Developments, Part 1

by Stephen McDill Published: May 18,2010

Tags: Chris Chain, Columbus, economic development, Golden Triangle, mixed-use buildings, Stephen McDill

COLUMBUS- Columbus developer Chris Chain talks with MBJ-TV about his company and how it is has transformed old boarded up buildings into residential and retail hot spots from the Golden Triangle to the Gulf Coast. [...]

Columbus’ star shines bright after national award

by Nash Nunnery Published: May 16,2010

Tags: 2010 Great American Main Street Award, Columbus, Mississippi, Mississippi Mainstreet

Tennessee Williams’ hometown one of just five in country to receive Great American Main Street Award Jan Miller was speechless. For those who know the personable and sometimes chatty director of program services for the Mississippi Main Street Association, that might be hard to believe. But after being privately notified two months ago that Columbus […] [...]

Shivers named top sales manager

Ceco Building Systems district sales manager Roger Shivers of Columbus was named 2009 District Sales Manager of the Year and received several other major sales awards at the recent NCI Corporation National Sales Meeting in Houston, Texas. Shivers has 42 years of experience in the custom-designed building industry. He served in marketing and national accounts […] [...]

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