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Hands-On Training for Forest Rangers

Posted: 05/25/2007 - Rangers and technicians with the Mississippi Forestry Commission and U.S. Forest Service received continuing education in how to fight wildfires.

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No Go for Okatibbee Beaches

Posted: 05/25/2007 - There is bad news for anyone who had planned to enjoy swimming at the beaches at Okatibbee Lake this Memorial Day weekend.

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Our Town: 186th Assumes New Roles

Posted: 05/25/2007 - During the Base Realignment and Closure process in August 2005, the 186th Air Refueling Wing of the Mississippi National Guard learned it would be losing that mission.

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Our Town: Honor and Dignity

Posted: 05/24/2007 - Burying those who have served the United States is one of the most solemn duties the military has.

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Our Town: Countering Illegal Drugs

Posted: 05/24/2007 - You may not typically associated a Navy base with helping take drugs and dealers off the streets. But that's the focus at the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy at NAS Meridian.

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Our Town: Fit for the Job

Posted: 05/24/2007 - Navy and Marine Corps men and women have to pass a rigorous physical fitness test at least twice a year, to make sure they are ready for combat duty.

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Second Suspect Charged in Robbery

Posted: 05/24/2007 - A second suspect, Cordell Collins, was arrested by Meridian police and charged in the April 24 armed robbery of a Nixie station.

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Children First: Camp Time!

Updated: 05/24/2007 - Girl Scout camps are set for this summer. Both day camps and resident camps are offered, but there is a deadline to participate.

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Warnock Brings Message to Meridian

Posted: 05/24/2007 - Democrat Rudy Warnock brought his campaign for central district transportation to Meridian Thursday.

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Water Supply Apparently Stable

Updated: 05/24/2007 - Although east Mississippi is in an extreme drought, the water supply so far has not been negatively impacted.

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Hood Says Office Targeting Price Gouging

Updated: 05/24/2007 - Mississippi's attorney general says he has investigated reports of price gouging after Hurricane Katrina and reached some settlements. Jim Hood said at a news conference Thursday that he's also studying the gasoline market.

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Smoke Drifts Continue to Cause Problems

Updated: 05/24/2007 - The Mississippi Forestry Commission has confirmed that wildfires in Sumter County, Ala., and others in Florida and Georgia, are responsible for the haze and smell being noticed in the WTOK viewing area.

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Our Town: Naval Air Station Meridian Training

Posted: 05/23/2007 - Newscenter 11 salutes the military in its latest "Our Town" series. Naval Air Station Meridian is a one-of-a-kind training ground for Navy and Marine personnel.

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Philadelphia Police Hire Two Drug Agents

Posted: 05/23/2007 - The Philadelphia Police Department says it is cracking down on illegal drug activity. The agency recently hired two drug enforcement officers.

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Jimmie Rodgers Remembered

Posted: 05/23/2007 - In keeping with a long tradition, a wreath was laid Wednesday at the gravesite of "The Father of Country Music."

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Healthwatch: Hear What You're Missing

Posted: 05/23/2007 - Loss of hearing can be so gradual that you may not even realize it's happening. Free hearing tests are being offered Friday at Meridian Speech and hearing Center.

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Two Suspects Charged with Capital Murder

Posted: 05/23/2007 - The Greene County, Ala., Sheriff's Department has charged two local men with capital murder in the death of a person found inside a burning vehicle.

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Officials Say Forest Fire Likely Arson

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Alabama state foresters say it's likely someone deliberately set a fire that burned 700 acres of woodland in Sumter County.

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MPS Putting Bond Issue to Work This Summer

Posted: 05/23/2007 - Meridian Public Schools officials say that facility renovations that were part of the recently approved bond issue will begin after students leave for summer break.

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