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New law may help curb metal theft

Posted 6/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

People looking to illegally traffic copper wire and other industrial materials may find it more difficult to find buyers for their goods. Beginning Sunday, a new state law goes into effect further restricting the buying and selling of industrial materials.

 

 

School lunch: Now healthier, more expensive

Posted 6/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

 

Miss. Medicaid expansion unlikely, GOP leaders say

Posted 6/29/2012 in State

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.

 

 

Family sues over teenager's death

Posted 6/28/2012 in Area

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.

 

 

Court upholds health care

Posted 6/28/2012 in National

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

 

 

Columbus named one of the "Best Small Towns for Business"

Posted 6/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

Queens of the second chance: Columbus pair earns honors for their work with adult learners

Posted 6/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

Two from Lowndes County may be re-sentenced

Posted 6/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

 

Business brief: Dixon appointed

Posted 6/28/2012 in Business

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.

 

 

Business brief: Waste Management awarded

Posted 6/28/2012 in Business

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.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 6-28-12

Posted 6/28/2012 in Business

 

 

Building permits 6-28-12

Posted 6/28/2012 in Business

 

MSU at forefront in fight against cyber crime

Posted 6/27/2012 in Area

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.

 

Columbus Library to begin e-book program

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

Summer camp geared toward academics, service

Posted 6/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

Posted 6/27/2012 in National

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.

 

Brooks picked as convention delegate

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local democrats have been chosen for key positions within the state Democratic Party.

Three arrested for railroad parts burglary

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus men have been arrested in connection with allegedly stealing parts from a Columbus railroad track.

 

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