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Barbour Pledges Jobs, Unity

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Haley Barbour was sworn in as Mississippi's 63rd governor and pledged to make jobs and unity his priorities.

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High Court Okays Stops

Updated: 01/13/2004 - The nation's highest court ruled that law enforcement roadblocks are allowed for the purpose of gathering information.

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Freedom Summer Remembered

Updated: 01/13/2004 - A lecture series sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi focuses on the role of churches in the civil rights movement.

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New Governor Takes Action

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Within hours of taking office, Mississippi's new governor re-established the Mississippi Military Communities Council.

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Remains Found Update

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Still somewhat of a mystery, that's how Newton County authorities describe the case of human remains that were found a year ago Tuesday.

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Burning Permit

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Last week we told you about efforts to demolish some abandoned houses in Meridian. Tuesday, one homeowner took matters into his own hands.

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Barbour Takes Oath of Office

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Haley Barbour was sworn in as Mississippi's 63rd governor Tuesday. He pledged to make jobs a priority.

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Musgrove Grants Pardons

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Outgoing Gov. Ronnie Musgrove issued several pardons as his last official action as Mississippi's 62nd governor.

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Double Murder Update

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Prosecutors say it will likely be May before a suspect is tried in a double murder case in Marengo County.

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Fatal Accident

Updated: 01/13/2004 - An investigation continues into a fatal accident Monday in Noxubee County.

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Road Bonds for City and County

Updated: 01/12/2004 - Leaders say a proposed road bond issue for Lauderdale County will be used for projects inside as well as outside Meridian.

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Barbour Taps Temp for Medicaid

Updated: 01/12/2004 - Governor-elect Haley Barbour named an interim director for the state division of Medicaid, while a permanent replacement is sought.

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Dems Stump in Iowa

Updated: 01/12/2004 - The democratic presidential candidates were busy Monday picking up endorsements, raising money and courting voters in Iowa.

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Muslim Claim Rejected

Updated: 01/12/2004 - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit brought by a Muslim who challenged the design of Mississippi's state flag.

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Snowden: State Tax Hike Unlikely

Updated: 01/12/2004 - A Meridian legislator told government leaders that new leadership in Jackson are not looking at raising taxes.

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Airport Report

Updated: 01/12/2004 - There's good news for Meridian Regional Airport.

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Ten Commandments Controversy Continues

Updated: 01/12/2004 - Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor is responding to the most recent challenge presented by former Chief Justice Roy Moore.

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Fire Arrest Update

Updated: 01/12/2004 - Authorities have released the name of a man charged with a fire, which destroyed two homes last week in Lisman.

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Harpole May Go to Supreme Court

Updated: 01/11/2004 - Johnny Harpole may take his case against Sheriff Sam Tisdale to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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Board of Health Revamp

Updated: 01/11/2004 - Proposed legislation to revamp Mississippi state Board of Health.

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Alabama Parole Block

Updated: 01/11/2004 - Gov. Bob Riley's plan to speed up paroles for thousands of Alabama inmates is being opposed.

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JSU Expansion Opposed

Updated: 01/11/2004 - Jackson State University’s plan to expand its campus and improve the surrounding neighborhood has drawn fire from some surrounding property owners.

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Choctaw County Arrest

Updated: 01/10/2004 - Arrest made in fires that destroyed two homes in Lisman, Alabama last Tuesday.

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