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No Tuition Hikes

Updated: 02/21/2003 - Presidents of Mississippi's eight universities told the College Board an increase in tuition is not necessary.

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Open Meetings Bills Considered

Updated: 02/21/2003 - The House Judiciary B Committee Thursday replaced two Senate-passed open meetings bills with its own versions.

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Children First: Reading Success

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A reading program called Success for All is being praised by educators at Southeast Elementary School.

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Man Charged in Scam

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A Meridian man has been arrested, accused of charging a Meals on Wheels client for food intended to be free to the elderly and disabled.

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Hanging Ruled Suicide

Updated: 02/21/2003 - The results of an autopsy on the body of Nick Naylor, found hanging near his Porterville, Miss., home Jan. 9, indicate his death was suicide. But his family is not convinced.

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Product Recalls

Updated: 02/20/2003 - Fireworks of Alabama announces the recall of bamboo-stick sparklers and Playnation Play Systems announces a recall of "Fun Buckets" on backyard play sets.

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Runoff Set in Newton

Updated: 02/20/2003 - A special election runoff is scheduled for Feb. 25, to fill the vacated board of aldermen seat in Newton.

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Explosive Charge

Updated: 02/20/2003 - A Newton County resident was charged for alleged possession of a pipe bomb and dynamite.

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Education Behind Bars

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Seven inmates at the Lauderdale County Jail recently earned General Equivalency Diplomas through courses offered at the jail by Meridian Community College.

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Fighting a Common Enemy

Updated: 02/20/2003 - Local agencies discussed how to make the investigations of child abuse more efficient from a prosecution standpoint and easier for the young victims.

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Prison Overload?

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Two associations of state employees have joined together to protest overcrowded prisons in Alabama.

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Healthwatch: Chickenpox Vaccines

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A study to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine is raising questions about whether just one dose of the chickenpox vaccine is enough.

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Fed Dollars Help Bonita

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A half million dollars in federal money will help the city of Meridian repair the dam at Bonita Lakes Park.

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Knox Seeks Public Office

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Beverly Knox, local coordinator for the Keep America Beautiful Commission, is running for justice court judge in District 4.

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Plant Closure Part 2

Updated: 02/19/2003 - The last garment factory in Choctaw County is facing closure. However, the owner is doing everything he can to save it!

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Plant Closure?

Updated: 02/19/2003 - The last garmet factory in Choctaw County, Alabama is facing closure. Meanwhile, the owner is doing everything he can to save it!

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Barbour Stops in Meridian

Updated: 02/19/2003 - On a campaign stop in Meridian, Republican gubernatorial candidate Haley Barbour said he thinks the state senate might swing to the GOP.

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Principal Resigns

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A principal who had been on administrative leave from West End Elementary School turned in her resignation Monday.

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Driving Force

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Lauderdale County deputies are being put to the test behind the wheel, which experts say is just as important as marksmanship.

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Crime Prevention Awards

Updated: 02/18/2003 - Law enforcement officers took center stage Tuesday, courtesy of the Meridian Exchange Club.

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Moore Shocks Crowd

Updated: 02/18/2003 - Attorney General Mike Moore announced at a Tuesday news conference he is exiting politics.

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School Alert

Updated: 02/18/2003 - Schools throughout the twin states are now on alert status. What does this mean for local children? Here's the story.

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Bartee Calls News Conference

Updated: 02/17/2003 - Clarke County Justice Court Judge Tobey Bartee said he wanted to set the record straight and clarify recent controversy involving justice court.

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Meridian Reading Fair

Updated: 02/17/2003 - Two hundred students competed in the local reading fair, sharing what they learned from reading a book.

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EU Passes Compromise

Updated: 02/17/2003 - The European Union reaches a compromise that affirms solidarity with the United States, but resists a deadline for Iraq to disarm.

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