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Barbour Expects Debate to Go Forward

Updated: 09/25/2008 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Thursday that he expects the first presidential debate to go ahead, though he says he doesn't have any inside information.

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Highway 19 Four Lane Project Looms

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Work will begin on the Highway 19 four-lane project, between Collinsville and the Newton County line, in the next couple of weeks.

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Senate Passes Bill for Cold Case Unit

Cold Cases

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The U.S. Senate has passed legislation named after Emmett Till that would establish a cold-case unit to pursue unsolved crimes of the civil rights era.

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Search for MSU President Hits Snag

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The state College Board is postponing a planned second round of interviews of candidates for the Mississippi State University presidency.

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Lawmakers Mull Education Spending

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Education is asking for over $183 million more than last year in its FY 2010 budget.

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See You at the Pole

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Thousands of students gathered at schools around the nation Wednesday to pray.

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District Deals with Bus Overcrowding

Updated: 09/24/2008 - There have been some problems with overcrowded buses in the Lauderdale County School District. But the superintendent says it's being addressed.

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Ole Miss Continues Debate Preparations

Updated: 09/24/2008 - The University of Mississippi is still preparing for Friday night's presidential debate, even after Sen. John McCain proposed a delay to focus on the nation's financial problems.

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Shooting Suspect Charged

Posted: 09/24/2008 - After months of being on the run, a suspect in a shooting in Philadelphia, Miss., is back in custody.

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House Fire in Meridian

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Meridian firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday.

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Court Holds Off on Execution Date

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The Alabama Supreme Court has denied the state's request for a new execution date for convicted murderer Thomas Arthur.

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MSU Presidential Search Narrows

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The Mississippi College Board is expected to announce soon its preferred candidate for the presidency at Mississippi State University.

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Deadline Extended for Singing Competition

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Peavey Electronics has extended the deadline to submit applications to participate in the Afterschool (Not) Idle singing contest.

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Countdown to the Debate

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Mississippi is preparing for its time in the presidential campaign spotlight.

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Lauderdale Schools Using AlertNow

Updated: 09/23/2008 - A new alert system is being implemented by Lauderdale County Schools that will allow for quick communication of severe weather warnings and other alerts.

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Students Suspended Over Fight

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Two Meridian middle school students could face expulsion over a fight on a school bus.

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Feds Want Rehearing in Seale Case

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Prosecutors want a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling that could free James Ford Seale from prison in the 1964 abductions of two black teenagers who were later killed.

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Alabama Power Reduces Rate Hike

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Alabama Power Co. has agreed to scale back its rate hike request after negotiations with its largest customers.

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Third West Nile Death Reported

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Health officials are reporting a third death in Mississippi from the West Nile virus.

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Ferguson: "Suicide Up Nationwide"

Updated: 09/22/2008 - Startling statistics reveal that suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people in Mississippi.

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