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Tourism and Economic Development

Updated: 02/12/2004 - Tourism is Mississippi's second-largest service industry but is aiming higher. State officials say its growth is part of economic development.

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Brothers Accused in Coke Bust

Updated: 02/12/2004 - Creashay and Marcus Bennett were charged in a bust that allegedly involved $100,000 worth of cocaine.

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Riley Willing to Wait

Updated: 02/12/2004 - Even though Alabama lawmakers have not agreed yet to a special session, Gov. Bob Riley says he is patient.

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Economic Forecasting

Updated: 02/12/2004 - When it comes to predicting the future, nothing is certain but trends can be analyzed.

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"Lighting" the Path Home Part 2

Updated: 02/12/2004 - How do the problems with local traffic lights directly impact you and what is the main problem with traffic signals in Meridian?

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TB a Concern for County Jails

Updated: 02/12/2004 - A representative from the Mississippi Department of Health made safety recommendations to prevent outbreaks of tuberculosis in the county jail inmate population.

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Medical Scare in Union

Updated: 02/12/2004 - A quarantine has been lifted at Alliance Laird Hospital following a scare that shut down the emergency room for most of Thursday.

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"Spending Commission" Proposed

Updated: 02/11/2004 - Some Alabama lawmakers propose a commission to review spending by the governor's administration.

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Church Remains Split

Updated: 02/11/2004 - A top church official says Mississippi Episcopalians are still deeply divided over the confirmation of a gay bishop and other issues.

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Book Club Formed

Updated: 02/11/2004 - A new book club for adults has been organized in Meridian. It meets at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library.

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Career Center Showcased

Updated: 02/11/2004 - Preparing students for the workplace includes academics and hands-on training offered by facilities like Ross Collins Career and Technical Center.

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City Leaders Push for Option

Updated: 02/11/2004 - City officials from across Mississippi packed a house committee room at the state legislature seeking support for a local option tax.

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Barbour Unveils Initiatives

Updated: 02/11/2004 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour unveiled two work force development initiatives Wednesday.

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Comcast Vies for Disney

Updated: 02/11/2004 - Comcast has made an unsolicited bid to purchase Walt Disney Corporation.

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"Lighting" the Path Home

Updated: 02/11/2004 - A closer look at the traffic light situation in the city of Meridian.

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Top Jobs in Computers

Updated: 02/11/2004 - A new report shows there's high demand in Mississippi for employees in the computer and health care fields. See the Top 25 list.

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Reimbursement for Inmates Changing?

Updated: 02/10/2004 - A proposal has been made to reduce the per-day payments to county and regional jails for housing state inmates.

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Tchula Mayor Aims High

Updated: 02/10/2004 - Yvonne Brown, the only African American Republican mayor in the nation, wasted no time pursuing the help she says her town needs.

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Technical Education Recognized

Updated: 02/10/2004 - Lauderdale County supervisors issued a proclamation marking National Career and Technical Education Week.

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Musgrove to Lecture

Updated: 02/10/2004 - Mississippi's former governor will lecture on politics Wednesday and Thursday at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi.

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Board Reverses Termination

Updated: 02/10/2004 - The Chickasawhay Natural Gas District board of directors reversed itself a week after terminating its district manager.

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UWA Lawsuit Resolved

Updated: 02/10/2004 - A lawsuit filed by one faction of the University of West Alabama Board Against Another Faction has apparently been resolved.

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Amtrak Cries Foul

Updated: 02/10/2004 - The president of Amtrak says $900 million won't be enough to keep the rail service afloat.

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Law Enforcement Honored

Updated: 02/10/2004 - The Meridian Exchange Club recognized "top cops", trooper, police officer and deputy of the year.

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House Exempts Mental Health

Updated: 02/09/2004 - Due to a high turnover rate, Mississippi House lawmakers removed the Department of Mental Health from a state hiring freeze.

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