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CBRE Hotels arranges sale of Wyndham Hotel in Columbus

CBRE Hotels announced that it arranged the sale of the Wingate by Wyndham Columbus located at 129 Brickerton Street in Columbus for an undisclosed price. Michael Yu, Rahul Bijlani and James Foxx, with CBRE Hotels, represented the seller, L.M.F. Properties, LLC. Mr. Yu, Mr. Bijlani and Mr. Foxx also represented the buyer, Merchant Hotel Group. Richard Ridgway, Meagan Adams, Grant Ridgway and Guy Parker with CBRE in Jackson helped ...

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New Process Steel growing in Columbus, creating 50 jobs

New Process Steel is expanding its footprint in Columbus, investing $7.5 million and creating 50 jobs. New Process is a one-of-a-kind metals solutions business focused on value-add, lean transformation, supply chain excellence, capital efficiency and environmental stewardship. New Process will construct a new rail spur and access road and expand its existing facility in Columbus. “I would like to thank ...

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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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Columbus mayor fined for open meetings violation

The state Ethics Commission has imposed a $500 fine on Columbus Mayor Robert Smith after finding that he violated a Mississippi Open Meetings Act last year. The Commercial Dispatch reports the penalty stems from a complaint the newspaper sent to the commission last year after Smith sent a letter to the president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors regarding ...

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BankFirst promotes 2

BankFirst Financial Services in Columbus recently made two promotions. William Corder is Columbus Community President and Douglas S. Whittle will be Community President for six offices in Newton, Scott and Jasper counties. Corder replaces the retiring Sam Henderson and will be responsible for business development and management of banking operations for all the Columbus locations. A native of Carrollton, Corder ...

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Young joins BankFirst board

Camille Young has joined the Board of Directors of BankFirst Financial Services, based in Columbus. A native of Shannon, Young is Vice President at Cornerstone Government Affairs. She has been with the firm for four years and has almost two decades of background in the practice of state and federal government affairs to Cornerstone’s Jackson office. Prior to joining Cornerstone, ...

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Freeman joins BankFirst

William (Bill) L. Freeman, Jr., has joined the Board of Directors of BankFirst Financial Services in Columbus. Freeman began his banking career at Newton County Bank in 1967 and was quickly promoted to a leadership role. He retired from the bank in 2008 as Senior Vice President and COO to serve a four-year term as Adjutant General of the Mississippi ...

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Golden Triangle honored

Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle in Columbus has received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. The hospital is one of 319 hospitals in the United States to receive the honor. The award is based on how well the hospital followed guidelines for treating heart attack patients. The award recognizes ...

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Mississippians charged with trying to join Islamic State

JACKSON — A federal court hearing was scheduled to continue Tuesday for two Mississippi residents arrested on charges that they were trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group. Criminal charges filed Saturday say Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 19, and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 22, were arrested that morning at a regional airport near Columbus, Mississippi. Both are charged ...

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State lawmaker Esther Harrison dies at the age of 69

JACKSON — State Rep. Esther M. Harrison, who represented Lowndes County in the Legislature since 2000, has died. Longtime friend Constance Slaughter-Harvey, speaking on the behalf the family, said Harrison died on her 69th birthday Wednesday morning at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. The cause of death was not immediately released but Slaughter-Harvey says Harrison had been in and out ...

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