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.
Authorities in Lowndes County have arrested an Artesia man in connection with an assault on a school bus driver.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is encouraging women to educate themselves on breast health. The hospital will offer three, free classes during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as a way to provide women with tips and tools to lead a healthier lifestyles, prevent cancer and learn about the benefits of early detection should cancer occur.
A tax increment financing project request related to a retail development possibly coming to Columbus was pulled from today's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda and will also be removed from Columbus councilmen's Tuesday agenda.
Starkville aldermen are expected to approve a tax abatement request Tuesday that exempts ad valorem property assessments Medical Development properties LLC's Premier Imaging facility up to 2020.
1. West Point man arrested for firing shots outside Falcon Field during game COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Starkville weighing e-cigarette ban STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. CPD hopes more positive interactions will build trust between officers, citizens COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Annex demo could make way for courthouse expansion COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Fire displaces families in Brooksville Gardens STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY