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Students Return to PHS

Posted: 03/29/2006 - Classes at Philadelphia High School resumed Wednesday, five days after a fire damaged eight classrooms.

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Managing School Conflict

Posted: 03/29/2006 - Recent statistics show school violence is down, and local educators say conflict management is one of the best ways to keep it that way.

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Training Truly Community Effort

Posted: 03/29/2006 - Community colleges in Mississippi and Alabama will be playing a major role in a new alliance between the states.

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Getting WIRED Part of Future

Posted: 03/29/2006 - A plan is in the works to develop the east Mississippi-west Alabama area. With it comes a partnership between the two states.

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Second Override Attempt Fails

Posted: 03/29/2006 - The Mississippi Senate has failed a second time to override Gov. Haley Barbour's veto of a bill that would have increased Mississippi's cigarette tax and cut the state grocery tax in half.

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Edgar Ray Killen Hospitalized

Posted: 03/29/2006 - The former Klansman convicted last year for the deaths of three civil rights workers in 1964 is in a Jackson hospital.

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Ageless Heroes Honored

Posted: 03/28/2006 - For many people age 65 means it's time to retire. For others, it is a time to get started. These are Mississippi's "Ageless Heroes."

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Bank Expanding

Posted: 03/28/2006 - Another new development is set for downtown Meridian. First State Bank of Waynesboro will be opening two new branches here.

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Preparing for Another Disaster

Posted: 03/28/2006 - Officials from the national headquarters of the American Red Cross are in Meridian this week.

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MAEC Funding Dies

Posted: 03/28/2006 - Some bond projects are dead for this session of the Mississippi Legislature, but officials say some could be revived.

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Fisher Decision to Be Made Soon

Posted: 03/28/2006 - The Mississippi Parole Board will make a decision soon on whether or not to parole Larry Fisher.

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Arts Center Bill Gets New Life

Updated: 03/29/2006 - It has been five years since Meridian was chosen as the site for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center. A bill to help fund it died and then was revived Tuesday night.

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Arrest Made in High School Fire

Updated: 03/29/2006 - A suspect has been charged with arson and trespassing for the recent fire at Philadelphia High School.

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Baiting Remains Illegal

Posted: 03/28/2006 - The Mississippi House and Senate were not able to agree on a bill that would allow hunters to bait fields.

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Insurance Lawsuit Update

Posted: 03/27/2006 - Two insurance companies being sued by Mississippi's attorney general are seeking to get the case returned to federal court.

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High School Cleaning Up After Fire

Posted: 03/27/2006 - It's taking longer than expected for classes to resume at Philadelphia High School after a fire damaged the second floor.

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Churches Healing With Help

Updated: 03/27/2006 - It has been nearly two months since four churches in west Alabama were damaged or destroyed by fire. Hope is fueling the recovery and rebuilding.

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Barbour Vetoes Partnership Funding

Posted: 03/27/2006 - On Monday, Gov. Haley Barbour vetoed a bill that would allow the Mississippi Legislature to budget $20 million a year for a private, nonprofit anti-tobacco organization.

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Red Cross Probes Fraud Allegations

Posted: 03/27/2006 - Months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the American Red Cross is now conducting a self-audit amid allegations of fraud.

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Cingular Strike Averted

Posted: 03/27/2006 - A last-minute agreement will keep about 11,000 Cingular Wireless customer service employees in nine states on the job.

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FEMA Begins Stockpiling

Posted: 03/27/2006 - The government's top Gulf Coast emergency official says supplies are being stockpiled ahead of the new hurricane season.

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Final Week of Legislative Session

Posted: 03/26/2006 - As the Mississippi Legislative Session draws to a close lawmakers say much has been accomplished.

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Healthy Women Conference

Updated: 03/26/2006 - Women and women's issues took center stage at a Saturday health conference at MSU Meridian.

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