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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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

Posted 7/23/2014 in National

Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones.

At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

Posted 7/23/2014 in National

It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

 

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

Posted 7/23/2014 in National

Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.

 

 

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.

 

 

Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

Posted 7/23/2014 in National

Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

 

Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift

Posted 7/23/2014 in National

America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.

 

 

Senate derails Army bid to take National Guard helicopters

Posted 7/23/2014 in National

The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.

 

 

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