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MPD Investigates Stabbing

Updated: 09/13/2004 - Meridian police have a suspect in custody but not formally charged in connection with a stabbing incident.

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State Department of Education Makes Cuts

Updated: 09/13/2004 - The Mississippi Board of Education has acted to cut 117 positions in order to save $13.7 million over the next five years.

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ASU Logo Dispute

Updated: 09/13/2004 - Alcorn State University's Braves logo is now a thing of the past. Many schools in the nation are dropping old logos, themes and mascots in an effort to be more sensitive to the diverse student population they represent.

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Former Governor Remembered for Positives

Updated: 09/10/2004 - Former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice, was laid to rest Friday. Hundreds gathered at First Baptist Church in Jackson to bid him farewell.

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Board to Discuss West End

Updated: 09/10/2004 - The Meridian School Board will meet Monday to discuss the status of West End Elementary School, currently listed as a priority school by the state department of education.

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Hospital Construction Underway

Updated: 09/10/2004 - The building phase of the new Newton Regional Hospital is officially underway with completion set for early 2006.

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Marine Passes the Sword

Updated: 09/10/2004 - As thousands of troops continue the war on terrorism worldwide, we take a look at some of the sacrifices that may not be readily recognized.

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Teacher Testing Moves Ahead

Updated: 09/10/2004 - Alabama's state board of education has approved a settlement that could lead to competency testing of new teachers.

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MDOC Requests Budget Hike

Updated: 09/10/2004 - Mississippi's corrections commissioner requested a $27 million increase in the budget for prisons.

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Officers React to Lifting of Ban

Updated: 09/10/2004 - The federal ban on some types of assault weapons will expire Monday night at midnight, if Congress takes no action.

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Probe Continues in Fatal Wreck

Updated: 09/09/2004 - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department has charged another person with DUI manslaughter in a weekend traffic death.

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Children First: Targeting "Title" Funds

Updated: 07/03/2006 - The Lauderdale County approved its federal programs budget, which puts money into schools based on the percentage of students in the poverty level, according to state guidelines.

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Marker Returns to Rightful Place

Updated: 09/09/2004 - Detective work by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 79 has led to a lost grave marker being returned to a veteran's family.

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Grant Aims to Increase Employment

Updated: 09/09/2004 - A gospel ministry in Meridian announced Thursday it will use a grant to help people 45 and over gain skills to help them get a job.

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Mississippi Mourns Fordice

Updated: 09/09/2004 - About a thousand people filed through the state Capitol Thursday to pay final respects to former Gov. Kirk Fordice.

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Medicaid Waivers Granted

Updated: 09/09/2004 - Gov. Haley Barbour announced Thursday that more than 17,000 Mississippi Medicaid recipients will remain on the program.

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UWA Probation Update

Updated: 09/09/2004 - The University of West Alabama could soon get the good news it's off probation.

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Dubose on Crime

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Meridian's police chief talked about the problem of crime in the city and what his department is trying to do about it.

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Key Response to Disaster

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Meridian's Key Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting in the hurricane recovery in Florida and needs your help.

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Budget Writers Huddle

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Emergency preparedness was on the agenda of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

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Fordice Visitation Set

Updated: 09/08/2004 - Thousands of people are expected to attend visitation for the late Gov. Kirk Fordice Thursday in Jackson.

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