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Mississippi leads country in growth of exports

Mississippi’s first place ranking in the U.S. in growth of exports for the first six months of 2001 is particularly significant considering the recent economic slowdown in the U.S. “I think it is amazing given the economic situation in this country that we have been able to not only maintain exports, but have such a significant increase,” said Liz Cleveland, ...

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Smiths look downtown — see potential, make move

GREENWOOD — While most retailers continue to move away from downtowns, Howard and Barbara Smith bucked the national trend. Instead, they moved Smith & Co. Outfitters, an established outdoors store, to 211 Fulton Street, located in the heart of historic downtown Greenwood. The new store opened Aug. 1. “We had looked downtown and thought there was a lot of potential,” ...

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Houston High students ready to ‘race the sun’

HOUSTON — The students at Houston High School are ready to make the sojourn to the Australian outback in the World Solar Challenge, but they might have a problem getting there: lack of money. At the end of September, more than half of the $125,000 needed for the crew of 17 and their solar racing car, Sundancer, to travel to ...

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