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Seniors share homes for savings, companionship

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed companionship.

 

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Posted 7/24/2014 in National

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

 

 

Building permits 7-24-14

Posted 7/24/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-24-14

Posted 7/24/2014 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Forde inducted

Posted 7/24/2014 in Business

 

Airbus VP says future is bright in Columbus

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since American Eurocopter put down roots in the Golden Triangle in 2003, more than 800 helicopters have departed the hangar at Golden Triangle Regional Airport. After a re-branding to Airbus Group in January, the Airbus Helicopters plant in Columbus is gearing up to launch its second full helicopter assembly line on Aug. 28.

 

Meth lab discovered in Lowndes County

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A meth lab has been discovered in Lowndes County and authorities are searching for the persons responsible.

 

MUW again on list of top schools for employees

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second consecutive year, Mississippi University for Women has been named one of the Nation's Greatest Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

River Island Park hits funding snag

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Efforts to convert land west of the Tombigbee River on The Island into a man-made beach and park will be delayed after the city's request for grant funding was not approved.

 

Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

If you can't beat them, eat them. That's Mississippi's approach to invasive Asian carp, a pesky fish the state is trying to turn into a job creator by catching and exporting it to China.

 

Jamison: EPA award means more than recognition

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local group's dedication to the cleanup and repurposing of the Kerr-McGee site has received national recognition for its efforts.

Vernon looks to further highway repair

Posted 7/23/2014 in Area

Vernon Mayor Glenn Crawford hopes minor repairs to a mile-and-a-half stretch of Highway 18 will be made after Alabama Department of Transportation officials hear an update Thursday of recent work completed by the state agency.

 

Aldermen rescind resolution limiting clerk's payment power

Posted 7/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen rescinded a previous motion limiting City Clerk Lesa Hardin's ability to pay bills after a special-call meeting was needed Tuesday for the city to make payroll payments.

 

 

Alabama picked for historic march exhibit

Posted 7/23/2014 in Area

With the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march coming up next year, the National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University as one of the locations for exhibits honoring the historic 1965 march and its impact on American government.

 

 

South, Southwest score low on child-welfare index

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.

 

 

Bryant appears in GOP governors' promo video

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant says in a new video that some in Washington have compared Mississippi to an old jalopy but he intends to drive full throttle toward economic recovery.

 

 

Arguments set in lawsuit over voter rolls

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records.

 

 

Federal inquiries delay BancorpSouth takeovers

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

BancorpSouth's acquisitions of a bank in Louisiana and one in Texas are being delayed because of federal inquiries into BancorpSouth's practices.

 

 

Public speaks on Mississippi welfare drug tests

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

A Mississippi agency should be cautious in carrying out a new welfare drug-testing law and should not set administrative rules that could penalize an entire household for one person's behavior, advocates for civil liberties and poor people told officials Tuesday.

 

 

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