With Congress potentially cutting billions of dollars from the federal food stamp program -- now known as SNAP -- in coming years, local food pantries are preparing themselves for an increased demand. Pastor Jody Gurley of First Assembly of God Care Center in Columbus said the potential cuts could have a noticeable impact.
Some might argue that storytelling is a lost art, that in the digital age the idea of sitting down for a twenty minute version of the Three Little Pigs or Jack and the Beanstalk might be tedious, mundane even. Some might argue that a piece of technology is required to take your mind to far off places and imaginary lands. Those people clearly have not heard a story told by Len Cabral.
As construction begins on the Yokohama tire plant in West Point, the Golden Triangle will see an increase in both executive and transient businessmen. Some will be from around here. Some will not. Regardless, it's important to make them feel at home, Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce vice president Macaulay Whitaker said Tuesday.
An east Columbus grocery store may be closing its doors. Southern Family Markets on Alabama Street is owned by Belle Foods, a bankrupt Birmingham, Ala.-based company that operates 43 stores through Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
Starkville was one of the first Mississippi cities Tuesday to put their name in the hat to become C Spire's first recipient of ultra-fast Internet access. C Spire officials launched Fiber to the Home, a substantial investment that will develop fiber optic Internet capabilities in the state.
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