Orpheum renovation preserves, reveals past

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Six months into a nearly yearlong renovation that will restore the Orpheum Theater as a live-performance venue, members of the design team that orchestrated the work say the project has been mostly smooth-sailing.

Judge weighing oil company bankruptcy settlement

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on a $1.9 million settlement between a bankrupt oil company and its former CEO, who is due to report to federal prison soon.

Construction begins at Baton Rouge development

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Work has started on the Onyx Residences, a $7 million mixed-use development in downtown Baton Rouge.

National gun association buys ads against Malloy

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The gun industry's national trade association is purchasing political advertising aimed at defeating Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democratic incumbent who signed wide-ranging gun control legislation last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings.

Parents: AL Accountability Act working for kids

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A Montgomery woman who helps young prisoners get their GED certificates said she didn't want her two children to end up that way. That's why she pulled them out of a public school with discipline problems and sent them to a private school using scholarships from the new Alabama Accountability Act.

Neshoba hospital turns a profit

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A new audit shows Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home earned a profit of $5 million during its 2013 fiscal year.

Pike sells tract to industrial housing company

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Pike County supervisors have completed a deal to sell a 40-acre tract to a workforce housing developer for $480,000.

Q&A: New Jersey's sports gambling push

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie's Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New Jersey won't be prosecuted if they accept wagers on sporting events. Yet so far not a cent has been bet while legal issues await resolution. A look at questions and answers about what lies ahead:

Council rejects settlement talks in land dispute

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The West Feliciana Parish Council has rejected a proposed ordinance that would have allowed parish President Kevin Couhig to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit over land bordering the former St. Francisville ferry landing.

A quick look at manufacturing jobs in Ohio

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Annual number of manufacturing employees in Ohio since 2000: