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NAACP Elects New Pres.

Updated: 01/09/2003 - The local chapter of the NAACP will have a new president, Walter Patton. Longtime leader, Obie Clark, is not seeking another term.

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"Sewage" Trial Ends

Updated: 01/09/2003 - The trial of Marion vs. Meridian over the rate charged for sewage treatment ended Wednesday.

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Art for Heart 2003 Planned

Updated: 01/08/2003 - Plans for the 2003 version of Art for Heart were announced Wednesday in Meridian.

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Fatal Alabama Crash

Updated: 01/08/2003 - The collision of a van and an 18-wheeler killed one and injured 10 people.

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Pickering Re-Nominated

Updated: 01/08/2003 - Mississippi Judge Charles Pickering is among 30 names resubmitted to the U.S. Senate for judicial posts by President Bush.

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More Flu Deaths Expected

Flu

Updated: 01/08/2003 - The CDC has released data indicating that the estimated number of people who die from influenza per year in the United States is higher than previous estimates.

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Plane Crashes at N.C. Airport, Killing 21

Updated: 01/08/2003 - A commuter plane carrying 21 people crashed into an airport hangar on takeoff Wednesday and burst into flames, killing everyone aboard, authorities said.

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High Court Rejects Appeal

Updated: 01/08/2003 - The nation's highest court has turned down a review request by death row inmate Ronald Chris Foster.

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More Troops Mobilize

Posted: 01/08/2003 - Members of the Mississippi Air National Guard's 248th Air Traffic Control Squadron in Meridian are part of a build-up of troops.

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'03 Session Underway

Updated: 01/08/2003 - The Mississippi Legislature faces a lack of revenue during the 2003 regular session.

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Sewer Dispute Goes to Trial

Updated: 01/08/2003 - Two years after the city of Meridian first notified the town of Marion about a sewage rate increase, an ensuing lawsuit has gone to trial.

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Robbery Suspect Nabbed

Updated: 01/07/2003 - Police officers caught an alleged robbery suspect within an hour of the incident Monday.

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Computers Slated for Miss.

Updated: 01/07/2003 - The Beaumont Foundation of America will grant over $1 million worth of computers to Mississippi schools, individuals, and organizations during 2003.

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Pennebaker Honored

Updated: 01/07/2003 - The Junior Auxiliary chose Lou Pennebaker to receive its Humanitarian of the Year award.

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MLK Celebration Set

Updated: 01/07/2003 - Meridian will be the site for the 4th Annual Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration on Jan. 20.

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State Gun Law Report Cards

Updated: 01/09/2003 - The Brady Campaign has released its 6th annual Report Card on State Gun Laws Protecting Children.

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Bush's Big Plan

Updated: 01/08/2003 - President Bush asked Congress on Tuesday to "push the economy forward."

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American Lung Association Fuming

Updated: 01/07/2003 - The American Lung Association is fuming over what many states are spending tobacco settlement money on.

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Foster Gets Reprieve

Updated: 01/07/2003 - The scheduled execution of convicted killer Ron Chris Foster has been delayed by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove.

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Lawmakers Head Back

Updated: 01/07/2003 - The Mississippi Legislature convenes for the 2003 session Tuesday, facing a tight budget and education issues.

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Florey to Retire

Updated: 01/06/2003 - A two-term Lauderdale County supervisor announced his coming retirement Monday.

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Property Tax Debate

Updated: 01/06/2003 - The impact of recent property tax increases reached the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors Monday.

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Another GOP Switch

Updated: 01/06/2003 - A south Mississippi legislator is leaving the Democrat Party for the GOP.

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U.S. Proposes Visitor Tracking System

Updated: 01/03/2003 - Millions of travelers arriving and departing the U.S. will have to submit detailed personal information this year under rules proposed by the federal government Friday as part of the war on terrorism.

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Human Remains Found

Updated: 01/03/2003 - Workers digging a pipeline in Clarke County have uncovered human skeletal remains.

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