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Parent Reacts to Child's Punishment

Updated: 08/17/2007 - A Meridian parent said he was outraged when his daughter was sent to in-school suspension for not wearing a belt with her school uniform one day.

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Fire Danger at High Level

Updated: 08/17/2007 - The Mississippi Forestry Commission is warning people to remain alert as drought conditions worsen and the threat of fire increases.

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Logger Dies in Mishap

Posted: 08/17/2007 - A logger working on private property in Winston County died in an accident Thursday morning.

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Test Scores Show Some Positives

Updated: 08/17/2007 - According to the Mississippi Department of Education, test results show most students are proficient in reading, language and math.

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Pickering Open to Other Offices

Updated: 08/17/2007 - Third District Cong. Chip Pickering won't seek a seventh term but has not ruled out a run for Mississippi governor or U.S. Senate in the future.

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Clearing of Kennard's Record Stands

Posted: 08/17/2007 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of the wrongful conviction of a black veteran in 1960.

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Tupelo Teen Dies During Soccer Match

Posted: 08/17/2007 - A 14-year-old soccer player died during a game Thursday night, but the coroner says heat was not the cause.

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Alabama's Jobless Rate Up

Posted: 08/17/2007 - Alabama's unemployment rate increased in July to the highest figure recorded this year.

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State Seeks CDC's Advice

Posted: 08/16/2007 - Mississippi's interim state health officer has asked the CDC for advice in handling an outbreak of whooping cough.

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Children First: Enjoy Some Cool Books

Updated: 08/16/2007 - Children are feeling the heat just like the rest of us. If keeping them entertained is a problem right now, you may consider a safe indoor activity.

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New Drug Surfaces in Philadelphia

Updated: 08/16/2007 - A new illegal drug is popping up in Mississippi. The first documented case is apparently in Philadelphia.

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Heat Wave Prompts Unusual Move

Posted: 08/16/2007 - Livingston, Ala., is opening its old city hall building for use as a cooling center for people who don't have air conditioning. MCCSA in Meridian has taken similar action.

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Welcome Relief in Sight

Updated: 08/16/2007 - The sweltering heat continues and nowhere is it felt more than at the Lauderdale County Courthouse, where air conditioning has been out for a week.

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Fire at Mississippi Refinery

Posted: 08/16/2007 - Chevron officials say an oil fire at the company's largest U.S. refinery was mostly contained about two hours after it started.

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Pickering Not A Candidate in '08

Updated: 08/16/2007 - Cong. Chip Pickering, who represents Mississippi's third congressional district, announced Thursday he will not seek a seventh term next year.

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Blood Shortage Critical

Updated: 08/16/2007 - There is a critical need for blood donations in east Mississippi and west Alabama.

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Lauderdale Looking at Burn Ban

Updated: 08/16/2007 - The continued dry weather is causing Lauderdale County supervisors to take another look at outdoor burning.

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Is There A Housing Slump in Mississippi?

Posted: 08/16/2007 - Foreclosures are up, and so are interest rates, although just slightly. Resale values are down across the country. But is Mississippi a part of the housing slump?

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Thomasville Voters Approve Alcohol Sales

Posted: 08/16/2007 - After seven elections in which alcohol sales were proposed and rejected, the town of Thomasville, Ala., this week approved an ordinance allowing them.

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Two Wreck Victims Identified

Posted: 08/16/2007 - Police say the bodies of two men found in a wrecked vehicle in Tennessee are cousins from Leland, Miss., who had been reported missing.

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MPD Completes Latest Search

Updated: 08/15/2007 - Police say investigators have completed the most recent search for clues to a missing person's case that involved digging in the yard behind a Meridian residence.

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Sexual Assault Reports Increase

Updated: 08/15/2007 - New numbers show an increase in the number of sexual assault cases in the Meridian area, especially those involving children.

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