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Spelling Bee

Updated: 02/20/2004 - You've probably heard of the "Queen Bee," but how about the "King Bee!" One was crowned Friday at Meridian Community College.

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Boards, Officials Weigh Education Options

Updated: 02/19/2004 - Three school boards, representing all levels of education, met with state officials to talk about ways to get what is needed for education.

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Calling All Teachers

Updated: 02/19/2004 - Two new education bills, aimed at getting more teachers into the classroom, were introduced in the legislature Thursday.

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FBI Joins Probe

Updated: 02/19/2004 - The search for a missing Yazoo County family is being expanded.

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Healthcare Job Fair

Updated: 02/19/2004 - Medical students at Meridian Community College got a head start on their job search on Thursday. Lucky for them they will entering the job market at a good time.

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Driver Charged with DUI

Updated: 02/19/2004 - A driver was charged with DUI by Meridian police after he was involved in a collision on the interstate.

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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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