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ALL BUSINESS: Former bank president Chuck Jordan hits the ground running as new Greenville mayor

In an election year when politics dominated headlines, perhaps Chuck Jordan’s sweeping victory in the Greenville mayoral race topped them all. In a surprising landslide victory, banker-turned-politician Jordan took more than 64 percent of the vote to become Greenville’s next mayor. Not only was this his first political campaign, Jordan, a white, took 40 percent of the black vote. Running ...

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MSU's Shaw targets January for CottonMill Marketplace construction

The $70-million CottonMill Marketplace mixed-use development in Starkville looks like it could begin in January, according to a story in the Columbus Commercial Dispatch this morning. The two phases of the project will total about $120 million, according to Mississippi Business Journal reporter Clay Chandler. The first phase will include the renovation of the old E.E. Cooley Building into office ...

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Miller helps build the Columbus downtown one person at a time

To those that know her, Jan Miller does not just meet people – she meets friends. Miller admits that she’s never met a stranger. “I guess I get my personality from my mother,” said Miller, a district director for Mississippi Main Street Association whose territory covers almost half the state. “She worked for the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference for ...

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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 their own consultants when it ...

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Latimer named shareholder of law firm

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 and federal court, and he ...

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Golden Triangle has a charm tourists love

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 are event-inspired – Spring Pilgrimage, ...

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Columbus’ star shines bright after national award

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 had been named one of ...

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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 management before joining Ceco in ...

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Baptist appoints Rollins to board

Columbus businessman Dick Rollins has been named to the board of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. His appointment was approved by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation board of directors in Memphis in December. Born in Amory, Rollins was reared in Columbus. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in ...

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