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Threat to Water Supply?

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Residents have been advised to drink only bottled water while an alleged threat made to poison the water supply is investigated.

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37,000 Troops, 2 Carriers Heading to Gulf

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The Army is sending its most modern combat division to the Persian Gulf region and the Navy is dispatching two aircraft carriers to join two others already within striking distance of Iraq, officials said Tuesday.

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Inmate Death Probed

Updated: 01/21/2003 - An inmate at a state prison at Lost Gap died after lockdown on Sunday.

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Special Report: County Patrols??

Posted: 01/21/2003 - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors may vote to end the County Patrol in its present form at a meeting Tuesday. The issue has been a budget battle for years.

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Ala. Swearing-In Ceremonies

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The state of Alabama hosted ceremonies to inaugurate its top leaders and mark the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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Healthwatch: RX Share Cards

Updated: 01/21/2003 - A recent Harris Poll indicates 40 percent of low-income adults don't fill their prescriptions as recommended. A Louisiana woman is helping spread the word about a possible solution.

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Boil Water Notices Issued

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Two rural water associations in Lauderdale County have issued boil water notices to customers.

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King Remembered

Martin Luther King Jr.

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was remembered all day in activities in the Meridian area.

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Putting Education First?

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The Mississippi House is already working on an education funding bill, targeting quick passage.

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Leading to Success

Updated: 01/20/2003 - More than 300 business people, government officials and educators attended the First Annual Leadership Summit, aimed at improving the economy of east central Mississippi and west Alabama.

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MCC Remembers the Dream

Updated: 01/20/2003 - A commemoration service at Meridian Community College Friday marked the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Sen. Alice Harden delivered the keynote address.

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Gov. at Oakland Heights, MCCSA

Updated: 01/20/2003 - Mississippi's governor visited a Meridian school and a service agency to talk about community needs and education.

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Lee to Lead MSU

Updated: 01/17/2003 - Dr. Charles Lee, interim president of Mississippi State University, was tapped by the College Board to take the position on a long-term basis.

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Four Star Visit

Updated: 01/17/2003 - The four star general in charge of deployment of troops across the world visited Meridian's Air National Guard base.

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Ridge Clears Hurdle

Updated: 01/17/2003 - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge was approved unanimously by a committee, but faces a vote by the full Senate next week.

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Redistricting Approved

Updated: 01/17/2003 - The U.S. Justice Department has approved the county's redistricting plan, clearing the way for elections in November.

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House Destroyed By Fire

Updated: 01/17/2003 - Meridian firefighters responded to an early morning blaze but were unable to save a house on 57th Avenue.

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Base Closure Discussed

Updated: 01/16/2003 - The topic of base closure was on the table Thursday at the U.S. Defense Department.

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Build-A-Bear Recall

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Build-A-Bear Workshop has announced a recall of "Founding Bear" stuffed bears because of a choking hazard.

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Children First: Coats for Kids

Updated: 01/16/2003 - As temperatures continue to drop, the demand for coats continues to rise. Here's how you can help.

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Spotlight: Miss. Gov.'s Race

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Analysts expect an exciting contest in a gubernatorial race between incumbent Democrat Ronnie Musgrove and Haley Barbour, former chairman of the national Republican Party.

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Education and Leadership Initiative

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Grants aimed at educational leadership for east Mississippi and west Alabama were announced Wednesday by the Phil Hardin Foundation.

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Deputies Track Possible Murder

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Authorities in Newton County say they may soon make an arrest in a 6-year-old homicide. New evidence surfaced eight months ago.

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KAB Promotes Youth Participation

Updated: 01/16/2003 - Mini-grants are available through the Keep America Beautiful Commission for young people working on environmental projects.

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