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New To America

Updated: 08/03/2009 - Several exchange students from across the world took their first steps in America Sunday.

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Time for School Uniforms

Updated: 08/03/2009 - With school starting in a matter of days for many children in our area, parents are having to buy plenty of school uniforms.

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Two F2 Tornadoes In 2 Months For Olive Branch

Posted: 08/01/2009 - Mayor Sam Rikard says it makes him doubt the old saying that lighting won't strike twice in the same place. He says it's amazing nobody was killed or seriously hurt.

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Alabama Records First Swine Flu Death

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Jefferson County officials say the state's first confirmed death from swine flu has been reported in their county.

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Female Inmates Claim Sexual Assault

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Female inmates at the Choctaw County, Ala., Jail claim they have been victims of sexual assault while incarcerated.

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Probe of Fulton Explosion Begins

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Federal investigators are gathering information one day after an explosion killed an Alabama man and injured three others at copper tubing plant in northeast Mississippi.

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Tools for Schools Drive Underway

Updated: 07/29/2009 - The York, Alabama, branch of Regions Bank has teamed up with the Sumter County Board of Education to get "Tools for Schools".

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Pi Kappa Phi Rolls into Town

Updated: 07/28/2009 - A group of college-aged cyclists rolled into town Tuesday, part of a nationwide journey, raising money for a good cause.

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Committee Approves Sotomayor Nomination

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice.

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Driver Dies from Injuries

Posted: 07/28/2009 - A west Alabama man involved in a 1-vehicle accident two weeks ago has died from his injuries.

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Driver's License Increase

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Starting this week, the cost of getting a driver's license in Alabama will cost a little bit more.

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Official: "Alabama Tuition Plan Can Be Saved"

Posted: 07/28/2009 - An official of Alabama's pension program says the state can likely save the financially ailing prepaid college tuition plan with much cooperation.

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Fatal Crash in Silas

Posted: 07/27/2009 - A one-vehicle crash Sunday claimed the life of a Choctaw County, Ala., man.

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Jackson Mayor Nixes First 48 Shooting

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. has vetoed a plan to allow the filming of a reality crime show in Jackson because it might make the capital city look bad.

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Jackson Working To Get Organized

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Out of nearly 200 people appointed to 28 boards in the city of Jackson, 80 percent are either not there or continuing to work after their terms ended.

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El Nino and What It Means to Us

Updated: 07/24/2009 - For many people, the term El Nino, means extreme weather, from droughts to floods. For Mississippi and Alabama, it might actually make the weather better this year.

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Riley Increases Education Cuts

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Gov. Bob Riley has increased cutbacks in the Alabama education budget because of declining tax collections.

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Salvation Army Donations Down

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The Salvation Army is struggling with dwindling donations across the country that will make it hard to give long-term assistance after a disaster.

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Diabetes: Identification and Prevention

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Diabetes is a major health issue, especially in Mississippi and Alabama. Solving it could have a significant impact on health care costs.

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Driver Runs Straight Into House

Updated: 07/18/2009 - The driver was taken to a Meridian hospital with non life threatening injuries. He was talking to responders at the scene.

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