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Donation Made to Wesley House

Updated: 02/21/2008 - Three Meridian entities donated over $2,000 to The Wesley House, to help replace its playground equipment.

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Tobacco Tax Increase Passes House

Updated: 02/21/2008 - A tax on cigarettes to help raise money for a shortfall in the Medicaid system in Mississippi passed its first hurdle in the House of Representatives Thursday. But those who oppose the plan say it will never become law.

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Rain Welcomed and Looking for More

Updated: 02/21/2008 - The rain Mississippi has received over the last two months has made a difference in the state's drought levels. But some people are still looking for more rain.

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Movie Casting Call Issued

Posted: 02/21/2008 - An Alabama filmmaker will hold a Mar. 1 open casting call for movie "extras" in Philadelphia.

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MDOT Awards Bridge Contract

Posted: 02/21/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation has awarded the contract to replace a bridge south of Clara, Miss., on Highway 63.

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Chief Justice Has Surgery

Posted: 02/21/2008 - Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Smith had what was described as a "minor coronary procedure".

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Suspect in Coach Slaying Gets 20 Years

Posted: 02/21/2008 - A Kosciusko man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2006 death of McAdams High School basketball coach Chad Jackson.

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Clinton, Obama Invited to Mississippi

Updated: 02/21/2008 - The Mississippi Democratic Party has invited the two Democratic presidential candidates to the 26th Annual Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner.

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Opinions Vary on Hood

Updated: 02/20/2008 - Differing opinions abound on Attorney General Jim Hood's refusal to file state charges against Mississippi attorneys charged with judicial bribery.

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Land Conservation Burning Issue

Updated: 02/20/2008 - A group in Mississippi is working to educate landowners about the benefits of prescribed burning. Some say it has become an urgent issue.

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Lawyer Sentenced for Bank Robbery

Posted: 02/20/2008 - A Louisiana lawyer convicted of federal bank robbery charges has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

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Scruggs Loses Bid to Toss Bribery Counts

Posted: 02/20/2008 - A federal judge won't dismiss an indictment in a judicial bribery case against Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs and two others.

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Plans Announced for King Anniversary

Updated: 02/20/2008 - The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis will bring together several civil rights leaders on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death.

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Car Damaged on Interstate 20

Updated: 02/20/2008 - A motorist on Interstate 20 fortunately escaped injury when someone apparently dropped an object from an interstate overpass.

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Shows Withdraws from Senate Race

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Former Mississippi congressman, Ronnie Shows, has bowed out of the race for a U.S. Senate seat.

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Senate Committee Passes Voter Reform

Posted: 02/19/2008 - Backed by the Mississippi secretary of state's office, a comprehensive voting reform bill passed its first hurdle when the Senate elections committee moved it to the Senate floor for a vote.

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City Launching Green Initiative

Updated: 02/19/2008 - The city of Meridian announced Tuesday that it is "going green", taking steps to save costs on energy and be more eco-friendly.

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Good News Looking for Funding

Updated: 02/20/2008 - The Good News Jail and Prison Ministry has been a fixture at the Lauderdale county detention facility for years. Leaders hope to secure a permanent source of funding.

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