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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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Technology Comes to Supervisors Broadcasts

Updated: 05/22/2007 - Work is almost finished on a technologically-renovated meeting room of the Lauderdale County supervisors. Officials say the public will benefit from the changes.

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Lack of Rain Hurting Farmers

Updated: 05/22/2007 - East Mississippi and west Alabama are both in an extreme drought. If it continues, the lack of rain is going to have a major impact on area farming.

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Gubernatorial Campaign Web Site Controversial

Posted: 05/22/2007 - As statewide elections approach, candidates sometimes turn to creative and controversial tactics to win support from voters and take a jab at their opponents. Some supporters of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour are finding they've been tricked into going to the Web site of his expected Democratic challenger.

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County Supervisors Enact Burn Ban

Updated: 05/22/2007 - Lauderdale County has reinstated a burn ban, due to continuing dry conditions making outdoor burning hazardous. Other communities have done so as well.

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Drivers Train for the Road

Posted: 05/22/2007 - Operators of large vehicles used by United Blood Services are training for the job at Meridian Community College's Truck Driving School.

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New USM President at Work

Posted: 05/22/2007 - The new president at the University of Southern Mississippi, Martha Dunagin Saunders, met with student leaders Monday.

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National Seat Belt Campaign Starts

Posted: 05/21/2007 - With the Memorial Day holiday only a week away, the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign for seat belt safety began Monday.

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Bryant Opposes Amnesty for Illegals

Posted: 05/21/2007 - Mississippi state auditor, Phil Bryant, says he supports securing the Mexican border, because this state has the fastest growing illegal population, per capita, in the country.

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