Pushed by federal guidelines to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, school nutritionists across the nation are feeling the financial hit as they try to figure out how to cost-effectively meet the new requirements, which mark the first significant changes to the government-subsidized school lunch program in 15 years.
Top Republicans in Mississippi say the state can't afford to expand its Medicaid program to cover more people under the federal health care overhaul. Some Democrats, however, say the state should jump at the chance to provide coverage for its more than half million uninsured residents. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the federal Affordable Care Act on Thursday. But justices said the federal government can't withhold Medicaid money from states that choose not to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income adults.
The family of a teenager shot to death New Year's Day in West Point has sued the owners of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
The Friendly City has been named one of the "Best Small Towns For Business In America" by American Express' website, openforum.com. The article, written by Barry Moltz, lists Columbus third on the list, behind only Columbus, Ind., Ponca City, Okla. and Prescott, Ariz.
The young man sits on the front row, peering through thick glasses at the mathematics worksheet lying on his desk at Greater Columbus Learning Center. A few of his classmates glance up as he begins to speak, but most keep their heads bowed in concentration as they focus on their own lessons, their own dreams.
The U.S. Supreme Court's new juvenile sentencing ruling could retroactively impact only two Lowndes County men already serving sentences of life without parole.
Tronox Limited announced the appointment of John Dixon of Columbus, as the manager for its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment and sodium chlorate production plants in Hamilton.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), announced that the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority was awarded the SWANA Gold Excellence Award in Landfill Gas Utilization.
Dr. Rayford Vaughn Jr., associate vice president for research at MSU and head of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, gave a brief overview of the department's offerings and accomplishments during Tuesday afternoon's Columbus Rotary Club meeting at the Columbus Country Club.
Brick-and-mortar libraries aren't disappearing from the literary landscape any time soon, but they are changing, and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is changing as well, adding a growing litany of services for book lovers young and old. By the end of July, your next beach read may be an e-book, borrowed from the library and downloaded to your favorite digital device.
In 1996, a team of researchers led by Harris Cooper, concluded that achievement test scores for nearly every age group and demographic decline over summer vacation. His studies also found that test scores of children who participate in summer camps, especially educational ones, declined much less than others.
The House on Tuesday turned back an attempt by a tea party-backed GOP conservative to slash taxpayer subsidies for air service to isolated smaller cities and towns that can cost hundreds of dollars a ticket.
Local democrats have been chosen for key positions within the state Democratic Party.
Three Columbus men have been arrested in connection with allegedly stealing parts from a Columbus railroad track.
Donations still are being sought to help fund the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, which entertained about 2,000 Saturday at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus. Event organizers expected a larger crowd, but those who attended seemed to enjoy the show, despite the oppressive summer heat, which kept many away.
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