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Education Behind Bars

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Seven inmates at the Lauderdale County Jail recently earned General Equivalency Diplomas through courses offered at the jail by Meridian Community College.

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Fighting a Common Enemy

Updated: 02/20/2003 - Local agencies discussed how to make the investigations of child abuse more efficient from a prosecution standpoint and easier for the young victims.

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Prison Overload?

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Two associations of state employees have joined together to protest overcrowded prisons in Alabama.

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Healthwatch: Chickenpox Vaccines

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A study to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine is raising questions about whether just one dose of the chickenpox vaccine is enough.

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Fed Dollars Help Bonita

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A half million dollars in federal money will help the city of Meridian repair the dam at Bonita Lakes Park.

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Knox Seeks Public Office

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Beverly Knox, local coordinator for the Keep America Beautiful Commission, is running for justice court judge in District 4.

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Plant Closure Part 2

Updated: 02/19/2003 - The last garment factory in Choctaw County is facing closure. However, the owner is doing everything he can to save it!

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Plant Closure?

Updated: 02/19/2003 - The last garmet factory in Choctaw County, Alabama is facing closure. Meanwhile, the owner is doing everything he can to save it!

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Barbour Stops in Meridian

Updated: 02/19/2003 - On a campaign stop in Meridian, Republican gubernatorial candidate Haley Barbour said he thinks the state senate might swing to the GOP.

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Principal Resigns

Updated: 02/19/2003 - A principal who had been on administrative leave from West End Elementary School turned in her resignation Monday.

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Driving Force

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Lauderdale County deputies are being put to the test behind the wheel, which experts say is just as important as marksmanship.

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Crime Prevention Awards

Updated: 02/18/2003 - Law enforcement officers took center stage Tuesday, courtesy of the Meridian Exchange Club.

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Moore Shocks Crowd

Updated: 02/18/2003 - Attorney General Mike Moore announced at a Tuesday news conference he is exiting politics.

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School Alert

Updated: 02/18/2003 - Schools throughout the twin states are now on alert status. What does this mean for local children? Here's the story.

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Bartee Calls News Conference

Updated: 02/17/2003 - Clarke County Justice Court Judge Tobey Bartee said he wanted to set the record straight and clarify recent controversy involving justice court.

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Meridian Reading Fair

Updated: 02/17/2003 - Two hundred students competed in the local reading fair, sharing what they learned from reading a book.

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EU Passes Compromise

Updated: 02/17/2003 - The European Union reaches a compromise that affirms solidarity with the United States, but resists a deadline for Iraq to disarm.

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Education Funding Sought

Updated: 02/17/2003 - Mississippi legislators will try to identify education funding sources this week.

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Barbour Tours State

Updated: 02/17/2003 - Haley Barbour, a GOP candidate for governor of Mississippi, is touring the state Monday and Tuesday to kickoff his campaign.

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Gov. Reviews Split Decision

Updated: 02/17/2003 - The Mississippi Supreme Court was evenly divided on the issue of Ronald Chris Foster's mental capacity.

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Theatre Robbed

Updated: 02/14/2003 - Meridian's Bonita Lakes Cinema was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning, the latest in a string of similar theatre robberies across the state.

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Gathright Preserving Heritage

Updated: 02/17/2003 - A new television documentary premiering Sunday on Encore's Black Starz channel features Meridian's own, Patrice Gathright.

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Barbour Makes It Official

Updated: 02/14/2003 - GOP strategist Haley Barbour will finally say the words--"I'm running for governor of Mississippi."

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Arbor Day 2003

Updated: 02/14/2003 - An oak tree was planted at the "front door" of Meridian, as part of an Arbor Day observance.

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Congress Approves Project Funding

Updated: 02/14/2003 - Projects that were put on hold in Meridian and Lauderdale County should be built or completed, as a result of Congressional approval.

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