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Consumers Get a Break

Updated: 08/18/2003 - A finance company has agreed to a settlement in perhaps the largest-ever consumer protection case.

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Gun Issue Raised at Meeting

Updated: 08/18/2003 - Marion's board of aldermen tabled an ordinance proposal that would ban town employees, except for police officers, to carry a gun while on duty.

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Waller: Ideas Need Capital

Updated: 08/18/2003 - A former governor says east Mississippi has a lot in its favor for attracting economic development.

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Melia Peavey Honored

Updated: 08/18/2003 - A cottage at Hope Village for Children was dedicated Monday to the memory of Melia Peavey, who founded the area's first emergency shelter for abused and neglected children in 1992.

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Reeves Campaigns in East Mississippi

Updated: 08/18/2003 - Republican candidate for state treasurer, Tate Reeves, brought his campaign to Meridian Monday. He's in an August 26 runoff with Wayne Burkes.

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Town's Money Woes Continue

Updated: 08/18/2003 - Financial problems for the town of Marion have started some residents thinking about possible solutions.

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Habitat Opens "Re-Store"

Updated: 08/15/2003 - A store specializing in building materials and related products opened Friday in Meridian. It's operated by and for Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity.

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Choctaw Pay Tribute

Updated: 08/15/2003 - Members of Mississippi's Choctaw tribe remembered those who died in the Vietnam War.

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Two Sides of Justice

Updated: 08/15/2003 - There is support for and opposition to Chief Justice Roy Moore's defiance of a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from Alabama's judicial building.

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Outage Snarls Some Travel

Updated: 08/15/2003 - The power outage in the northeast caused flight delays and adjustments for many. Travelers through Atlanta to Meridian were not immune.

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TVA: "We're Ready"

Updated: 08/15/2003 - The Tennessee Valley Authority assured customers in the southeast U.S. that it has taken measures to prevent "blackouts" here.

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School Grades Analyzed

Updated: 08/15/2003 - Test scores for Mississippi's public schools show improvement in almost every subject and grade level, but education officials say the improvement may not be enough.

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Tax Debate Heating Up

Updated: 08/13/2003 - Supporters and opponents of tax package proposed by Alabama Gov. Bob Riley keep the heat on as Sept. 9 approaches.

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Status of Veto Debated

Updated: 08/13/2003 - The mayor, board of aldermen and town attorney of Marion are at odds over whether a mayoral veto is valid.

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Habitat to Open "Re-Store"

Updated: 08/13/2003 - Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity will open a non-profit retail recycling store Friday.

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Teachers Learn Together

Updated: 08/13/2003 - Teachers and administrators met in their first work session of the new school year, focusing on the topic of poverty and its impact on students.

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Uniform Voting Machines on Horizon

Updated: 08/13/2003 - Even though some of Mississippi's voting machines work well, they'll still have to go, according to the Help America Vote Act.

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Recall May Affect Law Agencies

Updated: 08/13/2003 - Manufacturers are recalling thousands of Crown Victorias and over a million Explorers and Mountaineers, because of possible problems due to defects.

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