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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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Probe Reveals No Chemicals

Updated: 02/13/2004 - Tests on a letter received by a Neshoba County woman indicated no suspicious substances.

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Senate Passes Bill

Updated: 02/13/2004 - The Mississippi Senate passed a measure that would toughen the state's seat belt enforcement.

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Lott on Campaign Trail

Updated: 02/13/2004 - State Rep. Mike Lott talked to residents of the 4th Congressional District in Quitman Friday. He's opposing Democrat incumbent Cong. Gene Taylor.

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Black History Featured

Updated: 02/13/2004 - Magnolia Middle School celebrated Black History Month with possitive messages from outstanding role models.

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MPD Focuses on Interstate

Updated: 02/13/2004 - A Meridian Police Department drug enforcement program that targets interstate traffic is apparently producing results.

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Tate Convicted

Updated: 02/13/2004 - Kirby Glen Tate was convicted for possession of marijuana for the second time in less than a year.

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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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