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ECCC Celebrates Leadership Awards

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Phi Beta Lambda students at East Central Community College in Decatur took tops honors at a national leadership competition.

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Tuskegee Airmen Instructor Dies

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Sherman Rose, a former flight instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Dothan at age 88.

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Proposed Tax Changes Could Pinch Small Businesses

Updated: 08/20/2008 - The Mississippi Tax Study Commission has made some preliminary recommendations for changes in the state's tax structure. Some have made small business owners a little bit nervous.

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Meridian Sees String of Violent Crimes

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Several violent incidents have occurred in recent days in Meridian. But the mayor says residents shouldn't be fearful.

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Update on Drive-By Shootings

Updated: 08/20/2008 - Police provided a bit of an update Wednesday on a pair of drive-by shootings that happened recently in Meridian, one in downtown Meridian and another outside a home.

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Proposal Seeks Lower Legal Drinking Age

Updated: 08/20/2008 - A group of college presidents is pushing to lower the legal age to drink. But not all presidents think it's a good idea.

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Quitman Man Charged with Fraud

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The Mississippi Attorney General's Office has charged a Quitman man with misdemeanor home repair fraud and contracting without a license.

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Mississippi Receives Fire Grant

Posted: 08/20/2008 - State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says Mississippi has received a federal grant of nearly $500,000 to help reduce fire deaths.

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Wicker Answers Questions

Updated: 08/20/2008 - Residents posed questions about energy, the mortgage crisis, and railroads to Sen. Roger Wicker in a Meridian town meeting.

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Police Investigate Homicide

Updated: 08/21/2008 - The Meridian Police Department found the operator of the BP Station at North Frontage Road and Highway 39 Bypass dead Wednesday morning.

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Tax Study Action to Take Time

Posted: 08/20/2008 - It has been six months and several meetings in the making, but the long-awaited first report for the Governor's Tax Study Commission is only a few days away.

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Agencies Explain Pursuit Policies

Updated: 08/19/2008 - A high-speed chase Monday ended with a suspect in custody, charged with serious crimes. But do such chases endanger the public?

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Schools See Changing Times

Updated: 08/19/2008 - The class schedule for students in Meridian Public Schools starts earlier this year.

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Meridian Lifts Burn Ban

Posted: 08/19/2008 - The city of Meridian has lifted its recent ban on outdoor burning, after a few days of rain helped reduce the risk.

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PSC Conducts Hearings on Rates

Posted: 08/19/2008 - It took the Mississippi Public Service Commission a couple weeks of hearings to get to the bottom of Entergy's spike in power rates earlier this month.

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ECCC Staff Recovering from Vehicle Crash

Posted: 08/19/2008 - East Central Community College reports several members of its workforce development staff are recovering from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle wreck late last week.

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Obesity Rates Up Nationwide

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Obesity rates increased in 37 states in the past year. Mississippi tops the list, with Alabama close behind.

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Nurses Pay Proves Contentious

Updated: 08/19/2008 - A heated discussion took place Monday night between the Lauderdale County board of supervisors and Sheriff Billy Sollie.

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Senator's Wife Visits Meridian

Updated: 08/19/2008 - The wife of Sen. Roger Wicker was the guest of honor at a ladies reception Monday night in Meridian.

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Man Shot, Resident Charged

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A meter reader in Clarke County was shot by a resident Monday afternoon.

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