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Mitchell Says Farewell

Updated: 06/22/2005 - Lauderdale County's chief deputy is leaving the Sheriff's Department for a job in the private sector.

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Summit on Civil Rights Held

Updated: 06/22/2005 - Educators are getting lessons in how to better teach children about the civil rights movement.

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Prosecutors Discuss Options

Updated: 06/22/2005 - With one conviction in the deaths of three civil rights workers comes a call for the prosecution of others alleged to be involved.

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Winn-Dixie to Close Meridian Store

Updated: 06/21/2005 - One of the four Winn-Dixie Stores in Meridian will be closed or sold as the supermarket chain tries to improve its bottom line.

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Students Eye College Life

Updated: 06/21/2005 - Students who will be attending Meridian Community College in the fall got an up close look at the college experience.

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Remembering Sacrifices, Promises

Updated: 06/21/2005 - A man who was originally supposed to be with three civil rights workers the day they were killed fulfilled a promise he made 41 years ago.

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Killen Verdict Reaction

Updated: 06/21/2005 - The guilty verdict in the Edgar Ray Killen case is getting a great deal of reaction. Here's what some of those closely involved with the case had to say.

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Killen Convicted of Manslaughter

Updated: 06/21/2005 - Edgar Ray Killen was found guilty of three counts of manslaughter for the 1964 killings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman.

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Holloway Family Dedicated to Cause

Updated: 06/20/2005 - The search for Natalee Holloway, missing in Aruba, is in now its fourth week. Police have made no apparent headway in finding out what happened but her family is not backing away.

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Neshoba Resident Remembers June 21, 1964

Updated: 06/20/2005 - The Edgar Ray Killen trial has captured the attention of many, but a Neshoba County resident says she feels a personal involvement with the case.

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Fire Claims Depot

Updated: 06/20/2005 - A fire on Sunday afternoon damaged the train depot building in Shubuta, Miss.

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Prescription Assistance Offered

Updated: 06/20/2005 - The high cost of some prescription drugs continues to be a problem for the people who need them.

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Clark: "Clean Voters Rolls a Priority"

Updated: 06/20/2005 - As a result of voter troubles in Florida, improvements in Mississippi include new computer system that will link the secretary of state's office with all circuit clerks statewide.

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Mourners Remember Civil Rights Workers

Updated: 06/19/2005 - A memorial service at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church remembered James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman.

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Killen Trial to Resume

Updated: 06/19/2005 - Testimony will continue Monday on the murder trial of Edgar Ray Killen, accused of planning the deaths of three civil rights workers.

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Police Question Suspect's Father

Updated: 06/19/2005 - Aruban police have questioned the father of a Dutch teenager held in the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway.

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New Cabin Burns

Updated: 06/19/2005 - A new cabin at the Neshoba County Fair Grounds caught fire and burned on Sunday.

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SBC Meets in Nashville

Updated: 06/19/2005 - The Southern Baptist Convention begins its annual meeting Tuesday, with welcomed participation from African Americans.

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Suspect Convicted in Cop Killings

Updated: 06/19/2005 - A jury has convicted a 25-year-old Birmingham man of capital murder in the shooting deaths of three police officers last year..

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Let the Games Begin

Updated: 06/17/2005 - The State Games of Mississippi is officially underway with two big weekends of amateur athletics taking center stage.

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Derby Growing More Popular

Updated: 06/18/2005 - Underage drivers will be "speeding" down 23rd Avenue in Meridian for the annual Queen City Soap Box Derby.

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State Presents First Full Day of Testimony

Updated: 06/18/2005 - Prosecutors called on former FBI agents, a family member of a victim, and a prison inmate to testify Friday in the murder trial of Edgar Ray Killen.

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Fourth Suspect Held in Aruba

Updated: 06/18/2005 - A fourth suspect is being detained in Aruba in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

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Killen Back in Court

Updated: 06/18/2005 - Edgar Ray Killen returned to court for the resumption of his murder trial Friday. Killen is accused of planning the murders of three civil rights workers in 1964.

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Supervisors Look at Biting Problem

Updated: 06/16/2005 - Lauderdale County's emphasis on mosquito control in the future will likely be on destroying breeding places, rather than spraying periodically.

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