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Smith Defends Demolition Pace

Updated: 02/21/2007 - Meridian mayor John Robert Smith says the city is doing all it can to demolish old dilapidated houses. One Meridian community group is asking for more.

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Lawmakers: Forcing State Farm Not Good Idea

Updated: 02/21/2007 - Attorney Gen. Jim Hood's proposed plan to force State Farm to continue writing homeowner and commercial policies in Mississippi could be in trouble.

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Wednesday's Child

Updated: 02/21/2007 - Two sisters, who are as different as night and day, are looking for very special parents.

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Update on Apartment Fire Probe

Posted: 02/21/2007 - Investigators say they now know more about the cause of a fire at a Meridian apartment complex.

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Boswell Convicted of Misdemeanor

Updated: 02/21/2007 - Lauderdale County Supervisor Ray Boswell was found guilty of disorderly conduct, stemming from a December 2006 incident.

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County: "We're Keeping the Bargain"

Updated: 02/21/2007 - Lauderdale County officials say an agreement with the city of Meridian to demolish dilapidated properties is being honored.

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Teen Dies in Wreck

Updated: 02/21/2007 - A 17-year-old girl was killed in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning, just north of Meridian.

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Rupp Running for Secretary of State

Posted: 02/21/2007 - Former Columbus mayor and former newsman Jeffrey Rupp announced his candidacy for secretary of state Wednesday.

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Community Group Says It Wants Action

Updated: 02/21/2007 - A group of concerned citizens of Meridian asked the city council to do more to get rid of dilapidated housing.

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Resident Speaks Out About Alleged Kidnapping

Updated: 02/20/2007 - A Meridian man says he was kidnapped at gunpoint from his home a week ago, but police did not include the information in a daily listing of crime reports.

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Brownback Courts Mississippi Vote

Updated: 02/20/2007 - Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback, of Kansas, made a second round of appearances in Mississippi Tuesday.

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House Approves Tax-Free Weekend

Updated: 02/20/2007 - Business owners and retailers in Meridian say they are in favor of a bill calling for a sales tax-free weekend.

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Sumter Family Loses Home

Updated: 02/20/2007 - Another Sumter County, Ala., family lost its home to a fire, but the entire family was able to escape physical injury.

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Supervisor Gets Day in Court

Updated: 02/20/2007 - The misdemeanor case involving Lauderdale County supervisor Ray Boswell is on the municipal court docket in Philadelphia Wednesday.

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Goldacker Witnesses Air Refueling

Posted: 02/20/2007 - Meridian's 186th Air Refueling Wing hosted a special guest from NAS Meridian for an orientation ride aboard a KC-135 tanker.

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Student's Death Investigated

Posted: 02/20/2007 - A 17-year-old student at Canton High School collapsed in gym class Monday and later died.

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Meridian, Neshoba to Receive Grants

Updated: 02/20/2007 - Fire departments in Meridian and Neshoba County are designated to share in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Watkins Kicks Off Senate Campaign

Posted: 02/20/2007 - A candidate for Mississippi Senate District 31, Travis Watkins of Lake, has officially begun his campaign for office.

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MPS Students Make the Grade

Posted: 02/20/2007 - Meridian students were recognized by the school board for making perfect scores on standardized testing.

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Seale Motions for Dismissal

Posted: 02/20/2007 - A federal judge has scheduled a Thursday motion hearing for a reputed Ku Klux Klansman accused in two 1964 slayings.

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Carman in Concert Tuesday

Posted: 02/19/2007 - A Meridian church is getting ready to host an award-winning Christian artist.

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Arrest Made in Weekend Raid

Updated: 02/19/2007 - A Marengo County resident has been charged after officers made a large bust over the weekend.

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Inmate Crowding State and Local Problem

Updated: 02/19/2007 - Jail and overcrowding is a problem across the country. Mississippi lawmakers say when planning for the prison system of the future, the state needs to look into the future.

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