Some gas station items to begin. The Kwik-N-Go next to Church's Chicken in the 1400 block of Main Street, as you may have noticed, has closed. That gas station was owned by Sanders Oil Company until the longtime Columbus business sold to Vernon, Ala.-based Midstates Petroleum Company in September.
The Mississippi Economic Council is redoubling its support for Common Core academic standards.
Indian cuisine is coming to Columbus. Pankaj Patel, who operates Columbus Inn & Suites, said Tandoori Oven is slated to open Jan. 16. The new restaurant will be located at the inn, in the spot that once housed Good Time Lounge.
Amtrak passenger train service will shut down in Mississippi and other areas in the Southeast for several days in January and February for rail maintenance by Norfolk Southern Railway.
Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.
Five years ago, brothers Brian and Bubba Huckaby moved back to the Columbus area, where they grew up, to open a downtown restaurant.
Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.
The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target's stores will get worse before they get better.
Stores are hoping Americans who've been tight-fisted with their money will get the last-minute itch to buy in the final week of the holiday shopping season.
A long-sought deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile should enable Apple to boost its profits and build customer loyalty in an important, growing market.
Ranch House, an east Columbus restaurant whose breakfast and lunch buffet has developed a devoted following through the years, is closing. Joyce Alexander has run the business for eight years. She got emotional this week thinking about Sunday, when she will lock the door at 807 Alabama St. for the last time.
Firefighters Darryl D. Brown, Taylor S. Mitchell, and Gregory Pack of the Columbus Fire Department graduated December 12, 2013 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.
Sparse crowds at malls and "50 percent off" signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It's the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession. It's also the most disappointing for stores.
Americans ramped up spending at retail businesses in November, providing a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays.
There is property changing hands out on Highway 45 North in Columbus and some new businesses are moving in. Like this: A Dick's Sporting Goods is expected to be located in a currently unoccupied portion of the old University Mall.
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