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Supervisors Salaries Vary

Updated: 06/22/2004 - State law allows county supervisors to increase their salaries. Lauderdale County's will go into effect July 1. Surrounding counties have not yet taken a vote on the increases.

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Public Response to Pay Raises

Updated: 06/22/2004 - Lauderdale County supervisors have voted to raise their salaries from $37,343 a year to $44,700. We talked with some local residents about how they feel about the raise.

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Drug Arrests

Updated: 06/22/2004 - More arrests have been made in an ongoing drug roundup in Wayne County.

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Board Approves Large Raises

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Lauderdale County's payroll will see an increase, since supervisors voted to follow the new state salary guidelines.

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And the Chief Justice Is...

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Alabama's governor is set to name a new chief justice to the state Supreme Court.

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Voter Jam 2004

Updated: 06/21/2004 - The Freedom Summer 2004 Ride for Justice made its way to Meridian Monday and held one of a series of voter registration drives.

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Remembering, Moving Forward

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Forty years ago Monday, three civil rights workers were killed in Neshoba County. The occasion was marked at the burial site of one in Meridian.

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Crash Claims Four Lives

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Four people died in a head-on crash between a Jeep SUV and Chevrolet Cavalier around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Fruitful Partnership

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell has kicked off a two-week promotion by Wal-Mart to sell Mississippi blueberries exclusively at 142 Supercenters.

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Repair to Cut Water Service

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Some customers of Toomsuba Water Association will be without service for all or part of Tuesday.

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40 Years Later

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Hundreds mark 40 years since the murder of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County.

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Soap Box Derby Rolls On

Updated: 06/20/2004 - Thirty participants competed in the 3rd Annual Queen City Soap Box Derby, the largest in history.

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Police Seek More Info in Suspicious Death

Updated: 06/20/2004 - Autopsy results have been released in the death of 83-year-old Leota Brunson found Thursday. Authorities still have not made a ruling in the death.

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Medicaid Help Website

Updated: 06/20/2004 - A new website offers help links to people with concerns about the proposed Medicaid cuts in Mississippi.

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Meridian Medicaid Forum

Updated: 06/20/2004 - Meridian will host a Medicaid Forum to answer questions and concerns about the proposed cut in Medicaid.

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Cadets Make the Grade

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Members of the Navy Junior ROTC from Mississippi and other states trained this week at Meridian Naval Air Station.

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Jobless Rate Up Slightly in Alabama

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Alabama's unemployment rate inched upward in May to 5.9 percent. In April, the jobless rate was 5.8 percent.

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Troops Return to Hero's Welcome

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Some members of the 185th Army aviation group in Meridian and the 1181st Transportation Company returned home Friday after fighting in both Iraq and Kuwait. One soldier in particular returned home to a special gift.

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Death Investigation Continues

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Meridian police are waiting on an autopsy report before declaring the death of Leota Brunson a homicide.

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Guard Celebration Set

Updated: 06/18/2004 - About 120 Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers will return home Friday. The soldiers are from the First Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery unit in Newton.

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Local Dems Get State Recognition

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Two Lauderdale County residents were honored at the Democrat Party's recent 23rd Annual Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer Day dinner.

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Hospital Expansion a Long Process

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Neshoba County General Hospital is planning to expand. The expansion is far from starting and is critically needed.

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It's Derby Time!

Updated: 06/17/2004 - For the third year in a row, Meridian will be taking part in both the local and national Soap Box Derby competition.

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Commission Hears 9/11 Tapes

Updated: 06/17/2004 - The details of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were brought back in chilling detail on Capitol Hill Thursday.

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