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Shelters Reopen

Updated: 09/22/2005 - It was a week ago that the local Red Cross consolidated all of its shelters. Now the agency is looking to reopen them.

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Storm Causes Problems for Bonita

Updated: 09/22/2005 - Damage caused by Hurricane Katrina has prompted the city of Meridian to close almost all the trails at Bonita Lakes Park.

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GOP Names Committee, Pelosi Rejects Idea

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Mississippi's third district congressman, Chip Pickering, has been appointed to an investigative committee looking into government response to Hurricane Katrina, but Democrats want no part of it.

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Canadian TV Station Sends Relief

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Some new friends in Canada are helping out the relief effort here in Meridian and on the Gulf Coast.

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Kemper Seeks "Scam Artist"

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Authorities in Kemper County are asking for the public's help in locating an alleged scam artist.

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Power Bills May Raise Temperature

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Meridian residents may be seeing unusually high electric bills from Mississippi Power Company this month.

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Mississippi Rising for Katrina Victims

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Mississippi Rising, a fundraising concert in support of the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund, has the support of a growing list of celebrities and entertainers. It will air Oct. 1 on WTOK-TV.

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Katrina Hits MPS Hard

Updated: 09/20/2005 - The Meridian Public School District estimates its damage from Hurricane Katrina at $220,000.

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Plea Made for Local Government Employees

Updated: 09/20/2005 - A plea has been made for gift certificates to help city and county government employees in Mississippi who suffered losses due to the hurricane.

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Local Cleanup Taking Weeks, Months

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Meridian officials say the city should be cleared of most of its debris in a month. Lauderdale County officials say it should be clear in two months.

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Riley Raises Travel Reimbursements

Updated: 09/20/2005 - Alabama's governor has rolled back cuts he made in per diem travel payments for state employees in 2003.

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President Visits Gulf Coast Again

Updated: 09/20/2005 - President Bush returned to the Gulf Coast Tuesday to meet with local officials and business leaders about Hurricane Katrina recovery work.

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Barbour Names New Medicaid Director

Updated: 09/20/2005 - Gov. Haley Barbour has tapped the former director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation to lead the state office of Medicaid.

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Minnesotans Help South Mississippi

Updated: 09/20/2005 - A former resident of Mississippi and New Orleans has made it a mission to get relief supplies to people in south Mississippi.

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Food Assistance

Updated: 09/20/2005 - Assistance is now available to help west Alabama residents who lost food because of Hurricane Katrina.

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UM Posts Record Enrollment

Updated: 09/20/2005 - Fall enrollment at the University of Mississippi shows record number of state residents and minority students.

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More Evacuations in Gulf

Updated: 09/19/2005 - Chevron, Shell Oil and BP are evacuating employees from Gulf of Mexico platforms and drilling rigs because of Tropical Storm Rita.

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Lawmakers Called Back to Jackson

Updated: 09/19/2005 - Mississippi's governor has called a special legislative session for next week to deal with Katrina-related issues.

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Volunteers Continue to Pour In

Updated: 09/19/2005 - More volunteers are in Meridian this week to help elderly people and other residents who are unable to get their properties cleaned up without help. For some, it's a homecoming.

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FEMA Assistance

Updated: 09/19/2005 - In the wake of Katrina, many victims still have questions about how to receive assistance. Very soon some of those questions could be answered.

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College Board Steps in for Katrina Victims

Updated: 09/19/2005 - The national College Board is offering SAT and PSAT/NMSQT exams free of charge to high school students affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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