Articles by Nerissa Young
California-based Calisolar is expected to begin construction in May on a new silicon plant at the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park. And employee layoffs in Sunnyvale, Calif., will not affect the company’s plans to build near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Calisolar CEO Terry Jester said Wednesday.
“Does not get along well with others” seems to be routine at Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board meetings. The show was on again Monday evening as board members accused, yelled and generally disagreed among themselves and with others.
The general manager of Columbus’ new and only Chrysler dealership is glad to add the last line of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram family to the business. The owner of Columbus’ former Chrysler dealership said he is doing well without the line but is still charging the automaker rent for the sign on his property.
The addition of West Point and Clay County to the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link came with an enthusiastic reception. The Link board unanimously approved expanding its reach at Friday’s regular quarterly meeting.
The invitation is out for Oktibbeha County to join the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.
Link Executive Director Joe Max Higgins said Monday he would be happy to talk with officials in Starkville about a partnership.
The county’s economic development agency survived another attempt Monday to cut its budget. The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board discussed the possibility of reducing funding for the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link in favor of adequately funding community festivals.
Brother, can you spare a whole bunch of dimes? Organizers of festival grants appealed to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors Monday for festival grant money to help their events.
The Golden Triangle Regional Airport authority got good news Friday about the airport’s safety rating.
Authority executive director Mike Hainsey said last week’s inspection yielded no discrepancies — the third consecutive year the airport has gone unblemished through the process.
She first fell in love with words, then French living, her husband and finally, Columbus.
Poet Elizabeth Simpson’s body is quite comfortable in the Highlands home she shares with her husband, Claude.
West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at today’s quarterly meeting.