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.
1. Over 25 arrested on drug-related charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Man arrested after attack at Palmer Home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CMSD expected to tap reserves rather than raise taxes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY