Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown today as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services.
Columbus residents can expect two new dining options to open on Highway 45 North, one offering old-fashioned hamburgers and the other providing a sports-themed grill and bar.
Lowndes County's total value has gone up. Now its supervisors' salaries will also. Supervisors will receive a $1,000 raise and make $45,700 a year now that the county's total assessed value is more than $1 billion.
Millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time today on the insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, entering a world that is supposed to simplify the mysteries of health coverage but could end up making it even more confusing, at least initially.
State and local government officials, higher education leaders and economic developers are expected to announce a major breakthrough concerning Project Cumulus, a proposed $20 million technology initiative, Thursday at the Thad Cochran Research Park.
2. Nashville couple supports MSU with communication scholarship STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Busy travel expected on Memorial Day weekend COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. EMCC's radio station breaking new ground COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY