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Philosophical Differences

Updated: 03/20/2006 - Senator Terry C. Burton says differences of opinion over the Cigarette and Grocery Tax Bill are philosophical, not political.

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Planning for the Next Evacuation

Updated: 03/18/2006 - The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is suggesting that the interstate be closed during the next hurricane evacuation from the Gulf Coast.

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Override Attempt Expected

Posted: 03/17/2006 - At least one member of the Mississippi Legislature anticipates an attempt will be made to override the governor's second veto of a bill to raise the cigarette tax and lower the sales tax on groceries.

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Alabama Enacts Record Schools Budget

Updated: 03/17/2006 - The 2006-2007 education budget for grades k-12 in Alabama set a record. Lawmakers passed it when tax collections were higher than anticipated.

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Child Porn Charges Update

Updated: 03/17/2006 - Bond has been set for a west Alabama man facing child pornography and sexual abuse charges.

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Latest on Mad Cow Discovery

Updated: 03/17/2006 - Investigators say the Alabama cow that was recently diagnosed with mad cow disease was infected before the U.S. took steps to protect cattle feed from it.

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Arson Suspects Stay Behind Bars

Posted: 03/16/2006 - Even though bond was set by a federal judge for three suspects in a series of church fires in Alabama, the trio will not be getting out of jail.

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Volunteer Firefighters Call for Help

Posted: 03/16/2006 - As well equipped as most Lauderdale County volunteer fire departments are, there is still one crucial shortage.

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New Life for Love

Posted: 03/16/2006 - Construction began in June 2005 on a new, larger building for Love's Kitchen, but Hurricane Katrina stopped the project dead in its tracks.

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Meth Lab Busts Way Down

Updated: 03/16/2006 - A new state law is apparently having its intended effect, making it much harder to make a very popular illegal drug.

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Vitamin Supplement Recalled

Posted: 03/16/2006 - Walgreens has issued a recall for its "Finest High Potency Iron Supplement" due to the packaging.

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Public Reacts to Barbour Veto

Posted: 03/15/2006 - Cigarette smokers across the state may be breathing a sigh of relief, but others say a higher cigarette tax would help people.

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Theme Park Misses 2006 Season

Posted: 03/15/2006 - Six Flags New Orleans, which sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Katrina, will remain closed for the 2006 season.

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Child Porn Industry Crackdown

Posted: 03/15/2006 - The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has launched a new fight against child pornography, with support from Washington and large businesses.

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Hands Across the Border

Posted: 03/15/2006 - Canadians extend helping hands across the border to help the work of feeding the hungry at Love's Kitchen.

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Crimes Against Children Troubling

Posted: 03/15/2006 - The sexual abuse of children is more common than many people think, according to The Wesley House.

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Child Rape Arrest Update

Posted: 03/15/2006 - The case of a Kemper County man accused of raping a child is set to go before a grand jury in May.

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Barbour Vetoes Second Bill

Updated: 03/15/2006 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has vetoed a second bill that would have reduced the sales tax on groceries and increased the tax on cigarettes.

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Barbour Advises Caution on Budget

Posted: 03/14/2006 - Mississippi's governor says revenue collections are about $192 million above projections, but he's warning budget writers to move cautiously.

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Mad Cow Disease Scrutinized

Updated: 03/14/2006 - Cattle farmers in Alabama say the beef industry is perhaps the safest it has ever been, even though a sick cow was identified recently.

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Advice for Fighting Spread of Avian Flu

Posted: 03/14/2006 - As the bird flu continues to spread at a rapid pace, experts say it is only a matter of time before it reaches the United States and could pose a problem for people.

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Poultry Farmers: "We're Ready"

Posted: 03/14/2006 - Another threat to American agriculture is the bird flu. Experts say that an outbreak in the United States is imminent.

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