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Mississippi Family Missing

Updated: 02/18/2004 - Relatives of a missing Yazoo County family have taken their search to national television.

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Health Care Dilemma

Updated: 02/18/2004 - Why are five mental health patients being held in the Lauderdale County Jail?

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Trio Confirmed for UWA Board

Updated: 02/18/2004 - Three of Gov. Bob Riley's five appointees to the University of West Alabama board have been approved by the state Senate.

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Newton Disability Dispute

Updated: 02/18/2004 - A Newton city ordinance about motorized wheel chairs has been found to be in contradiction with state law. Meanwhile, improvements to meet disability regulations are underway.

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Facility Lacks Only Funding

Updated: 02/17/2004 - Some mentally ill individuals are housed at county jails, because state facilities have no room for them.

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UWA Optimistic About Future

Updated: 02/17/2004 - Officials at the University of West Alabama are looking ahead with hope that a one year probation will be removed.

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"Operation: Streamline" Unveiled

Updated: 02/17/2004 - While the governor's budget has sold support in the Senate, its future in the House is not as certain.

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Businesses Damaged by Fire

Updated: 02/17/2004 - A blaze on Meridian's 6th Street early Tuesday caused damage to three companies.

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Grant Awarded

Updated: 02/17/2004 - Some major efforts are underway to improve rural healthcare for a number of residents in our area.

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Crash Claims a Life

Updated: 02/16/2004 - The driver of a car bearing Texas plates crashed into a tree off Interstate 20 near Meridian.

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Seeking Mental Health Care

Updated: 02/16/2004 - A facility in Newton built to reduce the pressure on state mental hospitals has never opened.

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District Gets Serious With Incentives

Updated: 02/17/2004 - After recently reporting some of the lowest scores in the state, officials in the east Jasper County school district are working to improve test scores and image.

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School Improvements

Updated: 02/16/2004 - Down but not out might best describe one local school district. After recently reporting some of the lowest scores in the state, officials in east Jasper County are not only trying to improve test scores but also perception.

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Groups Oppose Amendment

Updated: 02/16/2004 - Two gay and lesbian rights groups oppose a bill filed in the Mississippi Senate that would protect an existing law from changes by the courts.

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Parents Want Road Altered

Updated: 02/16/2004 - The parents of two young drivers want the state of Alabama to make changes to Highway 216.

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Virus Targets Vidalias

Updated: 02/16/2004 - A new virus identified in sweet Vidalia onions poses no threat to humans, according to an official with the Georgia extension service.

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No Mandate on Uniforms

Updated: 02/16/2004 - The Meridian School Board heard the results of a parental survey on school uniforms, but took no action to impose them.

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Mississippi Education Could Face Major Cuts

Updated: 02/15/2004 - A legislative recommendation places the budget for public education in Mississippi a $161 million, which could mean layoffs for this area.

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Sam's Moving In

Updated: 02/15/2004 - Construction on the new Sam's Warehouse has begun.

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Buckle Up or Else

Updated: 02/15/2004 - How often do you buckle up before you get behind the wheel? The Mississippi legislature is in the process of approving a bill that would make penalities for not wearing your seat belt tougher.

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