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Preparing for Another Disaster

Posted: 03/28/2006 - Officials from the national headquarters of the American Red Cross are in Meridian this week.

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MAEC Funding Dies

Posted: 03/28/2006 - Some bond projects are dead for this session of the Mississippi Legislature, but officials say some could be revived.

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Fisher Decision to Be Made Soon

Posted: 03/28/2006 - The Mississippi Parole Board will make a decision soon on whether or not to parole Larry Fisher.

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Arts Center Bill Gets New Life

Updated: 03/29/2006 - It has been five years since Meridian was chosen as the site for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center. A bill to help fund it died and then was revived Tuesday night.

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Arrest Made in High School Fire

Updated: 03/29/2006 - A suspect has been charged with arson and trespassing for the recent fire at Philadelphia High School.

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Baiting Remains Illegal

Posted: 03/28/2006 - The Mississippi House and Senate were not able to agree on a bill that would allow hunters to bait fields.

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Insurance Lawsuit Update

Posted: 03/27/2006 - Two insurance companies being sued by Mississippi's attorney general are seeking to get the case returned to federal court.

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High School Cleaning Up After Fire

Posted: 03/27/2006 - It's taking longer than expected for classes to resume at Philadelphia High School after a fire damaged the second floor.

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Churches Healing With Help

Updated: 03/27/2006 - It has been nearly two months since four churches in west Alabama were damaged or destroyed by fire. Hope is fueling the recovery and rebuilding.

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Barbour Vetoes Partnership Funding

Posted: 03/27/2006 - On Monday, Gov. Haley Barbour vetoed a bill that would allow the Mississippi Legislature to budget $20 million a year for a private, nonprofit anti-tobacco organization.

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Red Cross Probes Fraud Allegations

Posted: 03/27/2006 - Months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the American Red Cross is now conducting a self-audit amid allegations of fraud.

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Cingular Strike Averted

Posted: 03/27/2006 - A last-minute agreement will keep about 11,000 Cingular Wireless customer service employees in nine states on the job.

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FEMA Begins Stockpiling

Posted: 03/27/2006 - The government's top Gulf Coast emergency official says supplies are being stockpiled ahead of the new hurricane season.

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Final Week of Legislative Session

Posted: 03/26/2006 - As the Mississippi Legislative Session draws to a close lawmakers say much has been accomplished.

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Healthy Women Conference

Updated: 03/26/2006 - Women and women's issues took center stage at a Saturday health conference at MSU Meridian.

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2006 Miss Hospitality Chosen

Updated: 03/26/2006 - The 2006 Meridian/Lauderdale County Miss Hospitality representative was chosen Saturday.

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Martin BBQ

Updated: 03/26/2006 - The Martin Volunteer Fire Dept. held an Annual BBQ Fundraiser Saturday.

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New Theory in Holloway Case

Updated: 03/26/2006 - Aruban authorities have a new theory about the disappearance of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway.

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Alabama Church Fire

Posted: 03/25/2006 - A church near Warrior, Alabama falls victim to fire Saturday.

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New Funding Formula Pros and Cons

Posted: 03/24/2006 - Mississippi is changing the way it funds k-12 education. A new multi-year plan is now in effect.

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Miller New MPD Assistant

Posted: 03/24/2006 - Capt. Tommy Miller, a 27-year veteran of the Meridian Police Department, was named Friday to the position of assistant chief.

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Lott: "Mississippi to Get $520 Million"

Posted: 03/24/2006 - According to Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi is set to receive $520 million to cover Medicaid and other Katrina-related health costs.

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State Pay Raise Approved

Posted: 03/24/2006 - The Mississippi Senate has joined the House in adopting a pay raise plan for state employees.

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American Pilot Honored by Senate

Updated: 03/24/2006 - The Mississippi Senate passed a resolution honoring a U.S. pilot from Lauderdale County for his heroism in the line of duty. Capt. Brian Creel was recognized Friday.

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