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Special Session

Updated: 09/23/2002 - Week three of the Mississippi legislature's special session will begin Monday.

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Airport Upgrades

Updated: 09/23/2002 - Local officials are now working to upgrade the Meridian Regional Airport.

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West Nile Virus Rising

Updated: 09/23/2002 - The number of confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus in Mississippi continues to rise.

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Fatal Train-Truck Collision

Updated: 09/20/2002 - The Amtrak Crescent was involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler late Friday afternoon, at a crossing parallel to Highway 11 near the Meridian Regional Airport.

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Water Rates Stay Level

Updated: 09/20/2002 - A proposal to increase water rates in Meridian took an unexpected turn Friday, as the city council passed the FY 2003 budget.

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Appeals Court Endorses Ruling

Updated: 09/20/2002 - A Choctaw County man may be a step closer to freedom. An Alabama appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision to overturn his guilty plea.

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KKK Plans Area Marches

Updated: 09/20/2002 - The Ku Klux Klan plans to conduct recruiting marches in Philadelphia and DeKalb next week.

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J.C. Watts Visit

Updated: 09/20/2002 - Oklahoma Congressman, J.C. Watts paid a visit to Meridian on Friday.

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Murder Investigation

Updated: 09/20/2002 - Scott County authorities are assisting in a murder investigation in Rankin County.

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County Approves Budget

Updated: 09/19/2002 - Lauderdale County supervisors passed the Fiscal 2003 budget Thursday, but not without dissent.

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Beating Could Lead to Charges

Updated: 09/19/2002 - Winston County family members who were beaten after a recent football game, received a visit from officials representing the University of Southern Mississippi and law enforcement.

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West Nile and Blood Supply

Updated: 09/19/2002 - Officials have found that West Nile virus can survive in donated blood.

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Session on Hold

Updated: 09/19/2002 - Mississippi lawmakers will not meet again until Monday. Leaders of the special legislative session advised a "cooling off" period.

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Toyota Not Interested in East Miss.

Updated: 09/19/2002 - According to the president of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, Toyota has no interest in building a plant in east Mississippi.

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Soup Kitchen Updated

Updated: 09/19/2002 - A modernized kitchen and other renovations have changed the face of the Salvation Army's soup kitchen.

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Snag for Industrial Park

Posted: 09/19/2002 - The evaluation process for selecting an engineer to design a new interstate interchange for an industrial park has come under fire.

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Jail Escapee Followup

Updated: 09/19/2002 - State officials have wrapped up their on-site investigation at the Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility.

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Bush Sends Iraq Text to Congress

Updated: 09/19/2002 - Read Bush's text to Congress for authority to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, if U.N. inspectons cannot eliminate Iraq's banned weapons.

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Local Diagnosed with West Nile

Updated: 09/19/2002 - The number of West Nile Virus cases has reached 144 in Mississippi. Five new human cases include one in Lauderdale County.

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Drug Roundup

Updated: 09/18/2002 - Law enforcement agencies made 10 felony arrests, after a long investigation into illegal drug activity.

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Legislative Finale?

Updated: 09/18/2002 - Negotiators for the Mississippi House and Senate will give medical malpractice reform another, and perhaps last, try on Thursday.

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See You at the Pole

Updated: 09/18/2002 - Local students joined millions across the country in praying together in the 12th Annual "See You at the Pole."

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POW-MIA Ceremony

Updated: 09/18/2002 - A remembrance ceremony was conducted at Naval Air Station Meridian, to remember former prisoners of war, those missing in action, and the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Budget Deadlines Loom

Updated: 09/18/2002 - After months of meetings, discussions, and number crunching, neither the Meridian City Council nor the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors yet has an approved budget for FY 2003.

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Iraq Action Sought Before U.N. Vote

Updated: 09/18/2002 - The Bush administration pressed Congress to take the lead in authorizing force against Iraq Wednesday after the U.S. campaign for a tough new U.N. resolution was undercut by Saddam Hussein's offer on inspections.

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