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Heggie Enters Race

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Wallace Heggie announced his run for chancery clerk of Lauderdale County on Tuesday. Incumbent Ann Wilson Hayes is also seeking another term.

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Wamble Takes Spelling Crown

Updated: 02/26/2003 - Jake Wamble of West Lauderdale and Southeast Lauderdale's Nykolas Alford placed first and second, respectively, in the 2003 Lauderdale County Spelling Bee.

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Four Dead in Shooting

Updated: 02/26/2003 - A man opened fire Tuesday morning, after an argument at a temporary employment service.

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Push for Optional Tax

Updated: 02/26/2003 - A group of Mississippi mayors and county supervisors lobbied for passage of a local option sales tax.

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Double Murder Update

Updated: 02/25/2003 - New information was released Tuesday about the murders of two brothers in Meridian.

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Consumer Confidence Nears 10-Year Low

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Consumer confidence in the economy plunged to its lowest level in nearly 10 years in February as Americans grew bleak about jobs and oil prices in the face of war with Iraq.

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Fire Claims Life

Updated: 02/25/2003 - A fire on Feb. 21 claimed the life of an elderly resident.

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Loaded Rig Stolen

Updated: 02/25/2003 - A loaded 18-wheeler trailer was reported stolen overnight from a local truck stop.

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Brown Expands

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Expansion of Brown Bottling Company will add some new jobs to the Pepsi distributor, in business here for over 30 years.

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Wrongdoing Alleged at 186th

Updated: 02/25/2003 - A report filed by the Air Force Inspector General has revealed substantiated charges of racism, cheating on military exams, and false reporting in official statements by the leadership of Meridian's 186th Air Refueling Wing of the Mississippi National Guard.

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Clarke Co. Battles Flooding

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Flooding has become a major concern for many because of heavy rain last week.

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MPD Probes Deaths

Updated: 02/24/2003 - Police officials investigate the discovery of two brothers found dead in their home Monday afternoon.

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Backup Wreaks Havoc

Updated: 02/21/2003 - As steady rain causes flooding problems for some outside, it is causing quite another problem for one local family.

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MDOT Makes Drug Haul

Updated: 02/21/2003 - Officers with the Mississippi Department of Transportation discovered a load of 1,000 pounds of marijuana Thursday near Meridian.

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Purvis Visits Carver

Updated: 02/21/2003 - Meridian physician, Dr. Ronnye Purvis, spoke from the heart to students attending Carver Middle School's annual Black Awareness Program.

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Smallpox Vaccines Given

Updated: 02/21/2003 - For the first time in more than 30 years, people in the Meridian area received the smallpox vaccine Friday.

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Cole: Dishonesty Not Tolerated

Updated: 02/21/2003 - The executive director of Multi-County Community Service Agency Friday defended the good work of many volunteers.

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Nightclub Fire Kills at Almost 100

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A nightclub erupted in a raging fire during a pyrotechnics display at a rock concert, killing at least 95 people.

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Appeal Leads to "Miracle"

Updated: 02/21/2003 - On Feb. 13, an emergency call for help went out to the Meridian area to help save a young mother with a rare blood type. The community rallied around Jamie Vaughan and she's recovering.

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Bondsman Arrested

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A Meridian bail bondsman was arrested Thursday, charged with embezzlement and uttering forgery.

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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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