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Meridian Reaches Out

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Meridian officials say they are relieved the city didn't receive damage from Hurricane Gustav. But after Katrina, the city knows what it's like to be on the other side.

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Agencies Look for Help

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Hurricane Gustav put agencies like the American Red Cross Key Chapter and The Salvation Army in the spotlight.

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Death Attributed to West Nile Virus

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Mississippi health officials are reporting the second death of the year attributed to the West Nile virus.

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Hurricane Recovery Fund Established

Updated: 09/05/2008 - A Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund has been set up by the governor to provide relief for residents hurt by natural disasters like Gustav and Katrina.

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Steve & Barry's to Close

Updated: 09/03/2008 - A clothing store in Meridian, the only one of its kind in Mississippi, is closing.

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Most Mississippi Schools Open

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Mississippi school superintendent Hank Bounds said most schools reopened Wednesday, including those along the coast.

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MDOT Updates Road Closed/Open List

Updated: 09/03/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation Wednesday released a new list of roads open or closed in the state.

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Nagin: New Orleans Not Turning People Back

Updated: 09/05/2008 - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says residents returning home will not be turned away Wednesday if they have identification proving they're a local resident.

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Bentonia Church Is 'Good Samaritan'

Updated: 09/03/2008 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, you're likely to hear many stories of neighbor helping neighbor in time of need.

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Supervisors Listen to Citizen Complaints

Updated: 09/02/2008 - A Lauderdale County board of supervisors' decision to move a set of green box dumpsters near a residential area in north Meridian has been rescinded.

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Some Evacuees Head Home

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Red Cross shelters are still housing storm evacuees in Meridian and Philadelphia, Miss. Some headed out Tuesday, while others elected to wait a little longer.

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Power Crews Head Out to Help

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Hundreds of power trucks left Meridian Tuesday morning, bound for points in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Council Gets Gustav Update

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Between 1,500 and 2,000 people sought refuge in Meridian, after Hurricane Gustav caused evacuations from Mississippi and Louisiana.

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USM Resumes Schedule Wednesday

Updated: 09/03/2008 - The Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses of The University of Southern Mississippi will be open for all business and classes Wednesday, Sept. 3.

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JCJC Cancels Wednesday Classes

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Wednesday daytime and evening classes have been canceled at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville.

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Evacuee Buses Leave Wednesday

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Gustav evacuees who were transported by the Mississippi Department of Education’s school buses from Hancock and Harrison counties will be taken back Wednesday.

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Essentials Distributed on Coast

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Food, water and ice is being distributed to residents in Hancock and Harrison counties Tuesday.

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Crew to Repair Cave-In

Posted: 09/02/2008 - The city of Meridian reports a large cave-in on a storm drain, and has scheduled a time to repair it.

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