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Volunteers Tackle Trash

Updated: 05/21/2004 - A group of volunteers hit the streets Friday to help keep Meridian beautiful.

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Alleged Illegal Gaming Crackdown

Updated: 05/21/2004 - Some Lauderdale County businesses received an unwelcome surprise from the state gaming commission.

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Rushing Denied Hearing

Updated: 05/21/2004 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of James Rushing, Jr. of Meridian.

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Four Deployments and Finally Back Home

Updated: 05/21/2004 - One Meridian native has been deployed four times and is finally back home. She joined the Army to pay the bills and ended up spending over ten years around the world.

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Group Still Opposing Pryor

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The Sierra Club claims Bill Pryor is illegally serving on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Employee Fired for Wearing Pin

Updated: 05/20/2004 - A worker at a Chamber of Commerce office near Birmingham, Ala., was fired this week, allegedly for wearing a Ten Commandments lapel pin.

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It's a Wrap!

Updated: 05/20/2004 - Oakland Heights Elementary School kindergarten classes celebrated a successful year.

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City Reduces Annexation Area

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The Meridian City Council has reduced the size of a proposed annexation area.

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House Passes Base Closure Bill

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The U.S. House of Representatives split with the White House and approved a two-year delay in base closings scheduled to begin next year.

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Two Versions of Tort Reform Pass

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The Mississippi House reversed itself Thursday and passed a lawsuit limitations bill similar to one it killed Wednesday night. Meanwhile, a second special session is possible.

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Riley Signs Budget Bills

Updated: 05/20/2004 - Gov. Bob Riley has signed two key bills that will keep state government operating for the next fiscal year.

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Thames Says Better Things Ahead

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The president of the University of Southern Mississippi emerged from a meeting with the College Board promising improved communication.

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Terror Attacks Possible

Updated: 05/20/2004 - The onset of summer is renewing concerns about possible terrorism.

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Ayers Series, Part 3

Updated: 05/20/2004 - Almost 30 years after being filed, Mississippi's college desegregation case is still facing an appeal in court.

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Paving, Overlay Begin

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Resurfacing and overlay projects from a road bond issue have finally started in Meridian.

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Ayers Case Moves On

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Although the Ayers settlement is back in court, officials with universities named in the suit are seeing some of the fruits of it.

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Bryant Lauds Volunteers

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Multi-County Community Service Agency celebrated the volunteers who make its programs possible. Phil Bryant, Mississippi's state auditor, was guest speaker at the annual banquet.

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Indictments Made Public

Updated: 05/19/2004 - A federal grand jury issues criminal indictments in Lauderdale and Newton County cases.

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BRAC Measure Fails

Updated: 05/19/2004 - An amendment co-sponsored by Sen. Trent Lott to look at overseas facilities first in the Base Closure and Realignment process, was defeated on a 49 to 47 vote Tuesday.

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Waste Contract Up for Grabs

Updated: 05/19/2004 - The City of Meridian's current contract for garbage collection expires in late 2004. There could be major changes in a future agreement.

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Work Starts at Park Site

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Installation of water and sewer to the newest industrial park site in Lauderdale County began Wednesday.

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Special Session Underway

Updated: 05/19/2004 - The Mississippi Legislature has begun a special session to discuss voter identification and lawsuit limitations.

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Students Create Tribute to Troops

Updated: 05/19/2004 - Lamar Elementary School students have created a traveling wall mural to honor our nation's service men and women.

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Cancer Survivor: "Early Diagnosis is Key"

Updated: 05/19/2004 - An estimated 90 percent of all men will get prostate cancer. With Lauderdale County's Relay for Life less than a month a way, it’s an opportune time to stress the advantages of early diagnosis.

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Ayers Case 32 Years Later

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Mississippi's college desegregation case has dragged on more than 30 years. What is the effect on the universities involved? A settlement is also being appealed now to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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