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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board of supervisors' decision to move a set of green box dumpsters near a residential area in north Meridian has been rescinded.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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90,000 Without Power in Mississippi

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Utilities say about 90,000 electricity customers remained without power midday Tuesday, after Hurricane Gustav slashed through south Mississippi.

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Storm Damage Reports

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Emergency management in Newton County reported a possible tornado in Newton County about 10:15 a.m.

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EOC Coordinates Quickly

Posted: 09/02/2008 - As Hurricane Gustav moved closer to land, emergency officials in Lauderdale County were opening the joint Meridian-Lauderdale County Emergency Operations Center.

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MEMA Updates Gustav Impact

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Mississippi Emergency Management Agency issued a report about the impact of Hurricane Gustav, as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Message for Navy Personnel

Updated: 09/03/2008 - All evacuated Navy personnel, related to Hurricane Gustav, are urged to muster with their commands or within the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System.

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MDOT Road Status Update

Updated: 09/03/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Tuesday that several highways remained closed across south and central Mississippi:

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School Closings/Openings

Updated: 09/01/2008 - Meridian Public Schools and Lauderdale County Schools will be open Tuesday.

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NAS Offers Support for FEMA

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Naval Air Station Meridian is a staging area for FEMA to respond to Hurricane Gustav.

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Power Crews Ready for Duty

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Georgia Power Company has sent a massive workforce to assist in restoring power to southern Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Evacuees Say They're Willing to Wait

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Evacuee shelters in Meridian were at capacity Monday. Many people from the New Orleans area said they are not leaving until the coast is clear.

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MEMA Issues Damage Report

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released a status report on damage from Hurricane Gustav.

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