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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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HDTV in Meridian

Updated: 01/16/2003 - High Definition Television may be the industry's biggest advance in technology since color. WTOK will telecast the 2003 Super Bowl in HDTV.

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MPS Names New Supt.

Updated: 01/15/2003 - Sylvia Autry will lead the Meridian Public School District in the next school year as superintendent. Carver principal Robert Markham will also move to the central office.

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Leadership Lauderdale Youth

Updated: 01/15/2003 - A group of Lauderdale County 11th Grade students is learning about leadership. Students got some hands-on experience Tuesday.

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Judges Running Again

Updated: 01/15/2003 - Lauderdale County's four justice court judges are seeking reelection.

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Principal Under Investigation

Updated: 01/15/2003 - The principal of Meridian's West End Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the results of a probe by the state auditor's office.

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Khayat: "Invest in Education"

Updated: 01/14/2003 - University of Mississippi chancellor touted the strong tie between education and economic success to Meridian-area business leaders.

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WorldCom Firings Loom

Updated: 01/14/2003 - WorldCom announces that some employees will be fired, due to alleged abuses within its own accounting system.

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Taylor Talks

Updated: 01/14/2003 - Cong. Gene Taylor of Mississippi's 4th Congressional District visited a new area he now represents, Clarke County, for the first time since being reelected.

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Meridian Kmart to Close

Updated: 01/14/2003 - Kmart will close 326 stores in 44 states, including Big K on South Frontage Road. The Meridian location employs 80 people.

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Human Remains Found

Updated: 01/14/2003 - Human remains and a gun were found in the Stratton Community of Newton County.

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MPS Board to Name Interim Supt.

Updated: 01/14/2003 - The Meridian School Board will name an interim school superintendent on Wednesday. Several educators agree the choice for a permanent replacement for the retiring Dr. Janet McLin is critical for this community.

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Deputies Locate Meth Lab

Meth Lab

Updated: 01/14/2003 - A lab for the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine was found and destroyed in Clarke County Friday.

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Leaders Push Local Option

Updated: 01/14/2003 - A local option sales tax proposal will again be brought to Mississippi lawmakers during the 2003 legislative session.

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Murder Arrest

Updated: 01/13/2003 - An arrest has been made in a stabbing death in West Alabama.

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Family Suffers Second Loss

Updated: 01/14/2003 - For the second time in less than a year, a Clarke County family is devastated by a house fire.

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Siegelman Prepares Farewell

Updated: 01/13/2003 - Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman will leave office in a week with one regret, not fulfilling a goal to get a state lottery to help fund education.

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Budget, Etc., on Table

Updated: 01/13/2003 - Budget bills aren't the only ones being discussed at the Mississippi Capitol.

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Frist on Pickering

Updated: 01/13/2003 - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said a threat by Democrats to filibuster the renomination of Judge Charles Pickering are "playing politics."

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