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Huge drug cost disparities seen in health overhaul

Posted 5/13/2013 in National

Cancer patients could face high costs for medications under President Barack Obama's health care law, industry analysts and advocates warn.


Three diplomas make for one Happy Mother's Day

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since 1890, seniors at Mississippi University for Women have gathered each year on graduation day for the Magnolia Chain ceremony, walking from Callaway Hall to Columbus Hall with their fellow graduates before making a mad dash for a magnolia blossom, which is said to bring fortune and romance to the senior who receives it.

School board reverses decision on uniforms

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a backlash of parental opposition, the county school board Friday reversed last month's district-wide decision mandating school uniforms.

County night club hours ordinance still in works

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be June before Lowndes County authorities present a proposed ordinance to supervisors that would mandate night clubs close at 1 a.m., Sheriff Mike Arledge said.


Ward 2 candidates agree to delay affidavit processing

Posted 5/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 alderman candidates Sandra Sistrunk and Lisa Wynn both agreed to delay the affidavit-certifying process for their election until 9 a.m. Monday.


Grant would provide funding for city hall renovation

Posted 5/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has been working more than five years to secure funding to renovate the interior of its century-old City Hall, but a little help from the state may be on the way.

Starkville man sentenced to clean up his own graffiti

Posted 5/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was ordered to serve 10 days of community service on Thursday for 16 counts of malicious mischief.


IRS apologizes for targeting tea party groups

Posted 5/11/2013 in National



Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion

Posted 5/11/2013 in National



DNA shows suspect fathered girl

Posted 5/11/2013 in National



50 years later, finding profit in 'truth' on John F. Kennedy case

Posted 5/11/2013 in National



Obama declares health care law 'is here to stay'

Posted 5/11/2013 in National



Civil War letters going home to Ole Miss

Posted 5/11/2013 in State


Calling all classes: Caledonia High's celebration spans the generations

Posted 5/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mother's Day weekend is typically a time for families to come together, and one of Caledonia's largest families will kick the weekend off early tonight, gathering in Caledonia High School's cafeteria/auditorium for an event that has become one of the town's most cherished traditions.

Council gets on board with CFD strategic plan

Posted 5/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unsurprisingly, a survey of customers and other stakeholders found that the core services offered by Columbus Fire and Rescue ranked at the top in terms of importance: Fire suppression, emergency medical response and fire prevention were the top three programs of priority among the more than two dozen, according to the department's 2013-18 strategic plan.


More than just a mother, now she's your 'friend'

Posted 5/10/2013 in National


Sack and Save gets new life as bowling alley

Posted 5/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new bowling center is rolling into Columbus. For more than a decade, the corner building of The Waverly Shopping Center off Highway 45 has sat empty. In recent years, the former Sack and Save facility began a transformation, adding a restaurant, a yogurt shop and a furniture store. But as the rest of the shopping center grew, the large corner space sat vacant.


Homebuilders can't find enough qualified workers

Posted 5/10/2013 in National

U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes.



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