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Opinions Vary on Hood

Updated: 02/20/2008 - Differing opinions abound on Attorney General Jim Hood's refusal to file state charges against Mississippi attorneys charged with judicial bribery.

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Land Conservation Burning Issue

Updated: 02/20/2008 - A group in Mississippi is working to educate landowners about the benefits of prescribed burning. Some say it has become an urgent issue.

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Lawyer Sentenced for Bank Robbery

Posted: 02/20/2008 - A Louisiana lawyer convicted of federal bank robbery charges has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

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Scruggs Loses Bid to Toss Bribery Counts

Posted: 02/20/2008 - A federal judge won't dismiss an indictment in a judicial bribery case against Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs and two others.

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Plans Announced for King Anniversary

Updated: 02/20/2008 - The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis will bring together several civil rights leaders on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death.

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Car Damaged on Interstate 20

Updated: 02/20/2008 - A motorist on Interstate 20 fortunately escaped injury when someone apparently dropped an object from an interstate overpass.

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Shows Withdraws from Senate Race

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Former Mississippi congressman, Ronnie Shows, has bowed out of the race for a U.S. Senate seat.

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Senate Committee Passes Voter Reform

Posted: 02/19/2008 - Backed by the Mississippi secretary of state's office, a comprehensive voting reform bill passed its first hurdle when the Senate elections committee moved it to the Senate floor for a vote.

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City Launching Green Initiative

Updated: 02/19/2008 - The city of Meridian announced Tuesday that it is "going green", taking steps to save costs on energy and be more eco-friendly.

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Good News Looking for Funding

Updated: 02/20/2008 - The Good News Jail and Prison Ministry has been a fixture at the Lauderdale county detention facility for years. Leaders hope to secure a permanent source of funding.

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Trial Date Set for McNeil

Posted: 02/19/2008 - A trial date has been set for a local boxer charged in a murder case.

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Healthwatch: Sticky Surgical Stitches

Posted: 02/19/2008 - Unlocking the gecko's ability to walk on walls may lead to a way to replace surgical stitches with sticky tape.

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Lawmakers Discuss Lottery

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Could a lottery be the only hope for many students in Mississippi dreaming of a college education? Some lawmakers say they believe so.

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Flu Afflicts Nursing Home Residents

Updated: 02/19/2008 - The flu outbreak is widespread in most of the United States. The virus has also spread to some of the most vulnerable victims.

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No End Yet to Vehicle Vandalism

Updated: 02/18/2008 - For more than a year, there has been ongoing vandalism of vehicles in one part of Kemper County. Some residents day they also fear someone may get hurt.

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Beef Recall Raises Some Local Concerns

Updated: 02/18/2008 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recalled 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse. The recall has some local cattle farmers a little nervous.

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Douglas Wins WTOK Scholarship

Posted: 02/18/2008 - Broadcasting student Derrick Douglas, a sophomore at Meridian Community College, has won WTOK's Broadcast Communications Scholarship.

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Salvation Army Prepared

Updated: 02/18/2008 - The Salvation Army's district headquarters has placed all local offices on standby, in case more post-tornado assistance is needed in Prattville, Ala.

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