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To Hire or Not to Hire?

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Lauderdale County supervisors discussed the prospect of hiring additional employees for the Tax Assessor's Office.

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Suspect Nabbed by FBI

Updated: 04/15/2004 - A suspect wanted in Lauderdale County was arrested Thursday by FBI agents in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Senate Votes on Ban

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Alabama Senate votes to put ban on same-sex marriages in the state Constitution.

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Tax Deadline Looms

Updated: 04/15/2004 - With just hours left, hundreds of people must either file their tax returns or seek an extension.

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Local Marine's Funeral

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Local Marine, Christopher Mabry, was laid to rest Thursday.

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Inmate in Court

Updated: 04/15/2004 - A federal judge has dismissed a case filed by a former Lauderdale County Jail inmate.

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Flu Shot Supply

Updated: 04/15/2004 - If things go as planned, there will not be a flu shot shortage in the twin states this year.

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Fatal Wreck Update

Updated: 04/15/2004 - Authorities released the name of the victim in Wednesday's fatal crash on Highway 45 South.

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Mississippi Family in Prayer

Updated: 04/14/2004 - The family of an abducted Mississippi civilian said Wednesday they've been praying all day long that the Macon man is alive and will be granted freedom.

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College Board Nominees Announced

Updated: 04/14/2004 - Gov. Haley Barbour made appointments to the College Board who has connections to the largest Mississippi universities. He made the pledge while running for office.

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Senate Approves Term Limits

Updated: 04/14/2004 - A committee of the Alabama Senate has approved term limits for state legislators.

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Tort Reform "Dies"

Updated: 04/14/2004 - According to the leader of Mississippi's economic council, tort reform is crucial to the state's image. But a measure died in the House of Representatives Wednesday.

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Teachers Get Pink Slips

Updated: 04/14/2004 - The issue of fully funding public education remains unresolved. Some teachers received notice Wednesday. They are "non-renewed" for the 2004-2005 school year.

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In Flight With the Blue Angels Preview

Updated: 04/14/2004 - The Blue Angels are gearing up for the air show this weekend at NAS Meridian and took WTOK up in the skies for a sneak peak.

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School Closed Due to Water Line Break

Updated: 04/14/2004 - It's a different day and a different school but the same problem. Another local school was closed Wednesday due to a break in a water line.

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Wife of Hostage Makes Plea

Updated: 04/13/2004 - The wife of Thomas Hamill, a civilian contractor held hostage in Iraq, made a public statement Tuesday asking his captors to release him unharmed.

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Budget "Cap" Passes Committee

Updated: 04/13/2004 - A committee of the Alabama Senate approved legislation that would cap the amount lawmakers could spend in the state budgets each year.

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Interchange Named for Evers

Updated: 04/13/2004 - Gov. Haley Barbour signed a bill naming a highway interchange in Newton County for slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

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Marine Funeral Set

Updated: 04/13/2004 - The visitation and funeral services have been scheduled for Christopher Mabry, a U.S. Marine killed in an ambush in Iraq.

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Bush Vows U.S. Will Finish Job in Iraq

Updated: 04/13/2004 - Conceding a couple of "tough weeks in Iraq," President Bush signaled Tuesday night he is ready to increase American troop strength in the country, adding he intends to "finish the work of the fallen" and usher in a new era of democracy.

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  • Congressman Tours Chem Waste

    Updated: 04/13/2004 - West Alabama is home to the largest toxic waste management plant in the nation. Efforts are being made to address environmental concerns there.

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    House Approves Voter ID

    Updated: 04/13/2004 - The Mississippi House passed a bill that would require most voters to show identification when casting ballots.

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    CEO Sees Bright Future

    Updated: 04/13/2004 - Possibilities for economic development dominated the message of Trustmark CEO Richard Hickson to Lauderdale County's business leaders.

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    Cross Confirmed

    Updated: 04/13/2004 - The Senate has approved Gov. Haley Barbour's choice to lead the Mississippi National Guard.

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    No Word on Hostages

    Updated: 04/12/2004 - There is still no word on the fate of Macon, Miss., native Thomas Hamill, 43.

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