There's a bit of a domino effect undercutting President Barack Obama's health care law. Enforcement of the overhaul's central mandate -- that individual Americans must have coverage -- could be weakened by the Obama administration's recent delay of a requirement that larger employers provide medical insurance.
Local representatives say public input is needed before they broach one of the biggest questions surrounding school consolidation: Should the state merge one or a combination of Oktibbeha County's four campuses with a neighboring county's public education system?
The newly formed Clay County Economic Development District performed its first major order of business Monday -- the authorization to purchase up to $11 million in parcels needed for Yokohama Tire Company to build its plant.
Columbus Municipal School District board member Currie Fisher has filed a grievance against her fellow board members. Fisher read the grievance during Monday night's regular board meeting, voicing her concerns over the way she was removed as school board president.
A Columbus man was arrested at a local restaurant Monday night for carrying a concealed weapon. The Columbus Police Department responded to a call at Zaxby's restaurant Monday around 6:30 p.m. for a disturbance with a weapon.
Citing preliminary figures from the Lowndes County tax assessor's office, Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders said the value of a general county mill may increase about $40,000, while school millage value could see a jump as high as $57,000.
Lowndes County supervisors Monday unanimously approved a proposal that will ban firearms from county-owned buildings and property.
Panama's president said the country has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying what appeared to be ballistic missiles and other arms that had set sail from Cuba on its way to the Pacific.
Sixty-one customers of the Artesia natural gas system will soon see their monthly rates cut 49 percent after Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley signed an act approving a sale and transfer to Atmos Energy Corporation Monday.
New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.
When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His powerful and personal commentary marked a rare public reflection on race from the nation's first black president.
With last week's announcement that students entering the seventh grade must have a Tdap vaccine, most parents simply shrugged their shoulders and added the shot to their school "to do" list. But some moms are digging in their heels.
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