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"Day of Repentance" Designated

Updated: 04/18/2005 - Wednesday, May 4, has been proclaimed the First Annual Citywide Day of Repentance by Meridian's mayor.

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Burn Tower Valuable Tool

Updated: 04/18/2005 - A new firefighting tool at the Meridian Public Safety Training Facility allows training in realistic conditions.

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Smoking Ban, Pro and Con

Updated: 04/18/2005 - The issue of smoking continues to be a topic of debate in Meridian. Just last week, the City Council passed an ordinance banning smoking on trails at Bonita Lakes Park.

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Former Officer Charged

Updated: 04/17/2005 - A former high-ranking state trooper once honored by former President Bill Clinton has been released from jail on bond after being charged with fondling a 13-year-old girl.

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A.P. Probes Foundation

Updated: 04/17/2005 - A foundation chaired by former Alabama supreme court chief justice, Roy Moore, apparently has no trouble in raising money, but will he run for governor?

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ATF Questions Kemper Officer

Updated: 04/15/2005 - An investigation is underway by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms involving a Kemper County deputy.

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Crowson Running the Race

Updated: 04/15/2005 - A Meridian grandmother recently finished a marathon in Antarctica and has her eye on doing the same on every continent.

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Arts Center Funding Back on Table

Updated: 04/15/2005 - State funding for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center will be included in an upcoming special session of the Legislature after all.

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Illegal Mailboxes?

Updated: 04/15/2005 - Brick and iron mailboxes will soon be a thing of the past along Mississippi highways.

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Drowning Investigated

Updated: 04/15/2005 - Authorities say the drowning of a 10-year-old child in Scott County appears to be an accident.

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Fire Destroys House

Updated: 04/15/2005 - A fire Friday morning burned down a house in the Bailey community, north of Meridian.

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Little: Threat Addressed

Updated: 04/14/2005 - According to Lauderdale County's school superintendent, action was taken against a student who allegedly made threats at school.

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A Future After Closing?

Updated: 04/14/2005 - A group of area leaders has returned from a visit to Alexandria, La., to see how that community handled the closing of a military base.

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Team Kemper Launched

Updated: 04/14/2005 - Bringing business and pride back to Kemper County is the goal of a new group, Team Kemper Coordinating Council.

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NAS Names Citizen of the Year

Updated: 08/02/2005 - Members of the military community who give of their time to help others were recognized by NAS Meridian.

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Chapter to Support 186ARW

Updated: 04/13/2005 - A new chapter of the Air Force Association received its charter Wednesday in Meridian.

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Smoking Committee Snuffed

Updated: 04/13/2005 - After months of meetings and debate by a committee attempting to craft a clean indoor air ordinance for Meridian, it's now back to square one.

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Canteys to Chair Relay

Updated: 08/02/2005 - Lauderdale County's 2005 Relay for Life will be chaired by Jim and Jo Ellen Cantey, a couple who has battled cancer together.

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School Districts Face Decisions

Updated: 04/13/2005 - School district officials say uncertainty over what level of state funding they'll get for the new school year means some positions will have to be cut.

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Killen Back at Home

Updated: 04/13/2005 - The suspect in three civil rights slayings in 1964, Edgar Ray Killen, was able to leave the hospital Wednesday.

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Barksdale: Offer Still Good

Updated: 04/12/2005 - When Mississippi lawmakers return to the Capitol to write a budget, they'll still have a $50 million carrot dangling as incentive to fund the public schools.

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