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Nearly all states see hefty drop in teen births

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.


Southern Co. CEO defends power project

Posted 5/23/2013 in State



Hobby Lobby appeals employee birth control option

Posted 5/23/2013 in National


Man gets record-setting face transplant

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

A 33-year-old Polish man received a face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest time frame to date for such an operation. It was Poland's first face transplant.


AAA: 31.2M drivers to take Memorial Day road trip

Posted 5/23/2013 in National



Building permits 5-23-13

Posted 5/23/2013 in Business


Man shot by FBI had connections to Boston bombing suspect

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

A Chechen immigrant shot to death in central Florida after an altercation with an FBI agent had several ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects who authorities were questioning him about at the time.


Up and away: Median CEO pay rises to $9.7 million in 2012

Posted 5/23/2013 in National


Turner unseats Stewart in close Ward 4 runoff

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five-term Ward 4 councilman Fred Stewart was unseated by challenger Marty Turner 433-409 in the run-off election Tuesday.

City Council approves Dollar General relocation

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council gave its approval Tuesday night to a developer's request to re-zone a property from a general agricultural to a highway commercial district, paving the way for construction to begin on a larger Dollar General store to replace the one at 930 Tuscaloosa Road.

Searchers mourn death of 9-year-old

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of 9-year-old Justin Brown was pulled from Luxapalila Creek early Tuesday evening, ending a four-day search that began Saturday afternoon when the ATV he was riding flipped into the river. The currents quickly swept Justin and his brother, 6-year-old Jacob, out of reach.

Columbus Girlchoir lifts off for Carnegie Hall

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thirty-one members of the Columbus Girlchoir will fly to New York Thursday to fulfill every singer's dream: performing at Carnegie Hall.

Adams tasked with exploring SPC issues

Posted 5/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials authorized City Clerk Taylor Adams Tuesday to review Starkville Parks and Recreation's audit and budgeting issues in order to determine how the city will handle the autonomous board after numerous anomalies surfaced in its Fiscal Year 2012 report.

Perkins says Parks report and deadline politically motivated

Posted 5/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins Tuesday called an upcoming, city clerk-led investigation of Starkville Parks and Recreation's budgeting and bill payments a political maneuver "intended to bring some desired results" for the June 4 general election.

It's official: Wynn takes Ward 2 seat

Posted 5/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Challenger Lisa Wynn ousted Ward 2 incumbent Sanda Sistrunk in Tuesday's runoff 217-191.


Restaurant learns online reviews can burn

Posted 5/22/2013 in National

It was the customer service disaster heard around the Internet.



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