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Heather Alday chooses a chiropractic career path that has your back

It was as a teen growing up in Bainbridge, Ga., that Dr. Heather Alday turned to a chiropractor while dealing with some health issues. The experience helped so much that she eventually decided chiropractic was the career path she wanted to take. Her career choice is a solid one, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that there are just over 45,200 chiropractors helping patients across the U.S. today. There is a need for more, however, with the agency estimating nearly 8,000 additional chiropractors will be required by the year 2024.

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It’s Lego time: Bricks & Minifigs to have grand opening giveaways

He’s had a soft opening for a few days, but on Saturday morning Chris Patterson officially launches his Bricks & Minifigs store on the upper level of The Landings off Whitesville Road in Columbus. Custom minifigs will be given to the first 100 people through the doors. There’s a balloon drop at 2 p.m. in the party room with prizes.

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Mediacom ‘flipping the switch’ on fast gigabit broadband service

Cable television and communications company Mediacom said it will be “flipping the switch” on its new gigabit broadband service Wednesday in the Columbus area and surrounding communities. The completion of what it calls “Project Gigabit” will offer “super fast” high-speed broadband Internet to residential and business customers in a 30-county region in southwest Georgia, including Columbus.

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Dollar General building new store near Peachtree Mall

With its store count in the Columbus-Phenix City market now approaching two dozen, Dollar General is preparing to build yet another outlet at the corner of Gentian Boulevard and Reese Road. The new store is half a mile from Peachtree Mall, with Dollar General already operating another store less than a mile from the mall in the other direction on Manchester Expressway.

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Belk, Bass Pro Shops, Costco possible good fits for old Sears space

It’s a lot of space to fill in one gulp, with the Sears department store now empty nearly four weeks and the hhgregg appliance and electronics outlet now “going out of business” as part of its whole company’s demise. That leaves both avid and casual shoppers alike wondering just what might happen with the large holes at Columbus Park Crossing, which fared well through the Great Recession several years ago, but is now beginning to show cracks in its retail portfolio.

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Yancey and Blanchard retire from TSYS board

On Thursday morning, TSYS gathered for its annual meeting of shareholders inside its downtown Columbus campus auditorium. It was the final meeting with Jim Blanchard and Jimmy Yancey as directors on the TSYS board, with the two not up for re-election by shareholders. They have served on the board since TSYS became a publicly traded company in 1983, with it still a subsidiary of Synovus Financial Corp. at the time. It was spun off from Synovus as a standalone company in 2007. Blanchard is a retired chairman and CEO of Synovus, while Yancey is a retired Synovus chairman, president and chief operating officer.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
Yancey and Blanchard retire from TSYS board 2:07

Yancey and Blanchard retire from TSYS board

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Get a sneak peek at Char-Broil's new Global Headquarters

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A peek inside Ben's ChopHouse in Columbus

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