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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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Lott Proposes Cuts Overseas First

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott said U.S. bases overseas should be closed before any more are shut down stateside.

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District to Borrow for Repairs

Updated: 05/18/2004 - The Meridian Public School Board intends to borrow $2 million for repairs to seven district schools.

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Torch Run Honors Special Olympics

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Law enforcement officers in Lauderdale County pounded the pavement Tuesday. They joined in the torch run for Mississippi Special Olympics.

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MCC Sets New Record

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Meridian Community College graduated its largest class ever on Monday night.

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KG Awards Day 2004

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Kate Griffin Junior High School celebrated the successes of the 2003-2004 school year during its annual ''Awards Day'' program.

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AAA: "Travel as Usual"

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the peak summer driving season in the United States, but how will gas prices affect it?

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Felony Suspect Wanted

Updated: 05/18/2004 - Meridian police ask for your help in locating Herbert Mitchell, 31, also known by the nickname ''Q''.

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