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School Board Decision Pending

Updated: 01/22/2003 - A decision on the new superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools is expected soon. Meridian superintendent Dr. Janet McLin is in the final four.

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NAACP Continues Opposition

Updated: 01/22/2003 - The Mississippi NAACP again spoke out against Judge Charles Pickering's renomination to a federal appeals court.

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Committee to Study Co. Patrol

Updated: 01/22/2003 - The question of keeping or eliminating county patrolmen remains a controversial issue in Lauderdale County. Supervisors have created a committee to study the issue.

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Healthwatch: Fighting Breast Cancer

Posted: 01/22/2003 - Radiation to fight cancer has been around for decades, but now there's a new way to target and destroy breast cancer tumors.

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Meridian "Mardi Gras" Planned

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Meridian is preparing to celebrate Mardi Gras for the third straight year, with help from the Jaycees.

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Supt. Search to Involve Citizens

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Meridian's search for a new, permanent school superintendent will involve voices from the community. At least two groups will help identify criteria for the selection.

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Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Marchers will mark the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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City Continues Redistricting Talks

Updated: 01/21/2003 - A consultant who presented new ward lines to the city council Tuesday said making changes would be difficult.

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Water Supplies Threatened

Updated: 01/21/2003 - An investigation continues into threats that were made Tuesday to public water supply systems in Kemper and Lowndes Counties.

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Senate Passes Base Closure, Education Bills

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The Mississippi Senate took two action on two matters, education and base closure, that could directly impact east Mississippi and the rest of the state.

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Hanging Investigation Update

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Investigators say it will likely be another two weeks before autopsy results are available in the recent hanging death of a Kemper County man.

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McLin in Running for Supt. Post

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Retiring Meridian Public School superintendent Dr. Janet McLin is being considered for superintendent of the third largest school district in Louisiana.

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Resegregation Growing

Updated: 01/21/2003 - A study at Harvard University indicates that segregation remains, despite legislation designed to curb it.

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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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