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Congress plunges nation into government shutdown

Posted 10/1/2013 in National

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.

Buffalo Wild Wings eyeing Columbus location

Posted 10/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Supes get pay bump after county value eclipses $1B

Posted 10/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Shutdown or not, health insurance markets open today

Posted 10/1/2013 in National

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.

Project Cumulus appears to be a done deal for Starkville

Posted 10/1/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

Artesia man booked with attack on bus driver

Posted 10/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities in Lowndes County have arrested an Artesia man in connection with an assault on a school bus driver.


Kemper delay could force repayment of $133 million

Posted 10/1/2013 in State



Personal income grows slowly in second quarter

Posted 10/1/2013 in State



Deputies find man stealing fuel from tanker

Posted 10/1/2013 in State


Arrest report: 10-1-13

Posted 10/1/2013 in Area


FDA approves first pre-surgical breast cancer medicine

Posted 10/1/2013 in National



NYC library offers list of 100 great kids' books

Posted 10/1/2013 in National


Local hospital hosting cancer awareness classes

Posted 9/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

LINK TIF request pushed to mid-October

Posted 9/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.


Final approval sought for medical center's tax abatement

Posted 9/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.



States resisting health exchanges leave consumers in the dark

Posted 9/30/2013 in National



Officers shoot domestic violence suspect

Posted 9/30/2013 in State



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