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Hope for Hope 6

Updated: 02/13/2003 - Mississippi's junior senator expressed optimism that a federal grant for new public housing may come Meridian's way.

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Hall Seeks Reelection

Posted: 02/13/2003 - The transportation commissioner for Mississippi's central district wants another term. Dick Hall highlighted area projects at a news conference.

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SBA Deadline Ahead

Updated: 02/13/2003 - The deadline to apply for tornado victims to apply for loans through the Small Business Administration is Feb. 24.

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Bucs Chaplain Shares Success Story

Updated: 02/17/2003 - A member of the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers family visited Newton city schools with a message for young people.

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School "Swept" by K-9s

Updated: 02/12/2003 - A search by Meridian Police Department K-9 Units Wednesday found a presence of narcotics, but no actual drugs at a local school.

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Four Arrested on Meth Charges

Meth Lab

Updated: 02/12/2003 - The East Mississippi Drug Task Force arrested four suspects, after getting a telephone tip.

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Gas Prices Continue Upward

Updated: 02/13/2003 - The price of gasoline continues a sharp upward trend across the nation, including Mississippi and Alabama.

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Student Dies from Stabbing

Updated: 02/12/2003 - A 16-year-old student died from stab wounds she received from a fellow student at Wilcox Central High School.

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Roberts to Lead West End

Updated: 02/12/2003 - Owida Roberts is the new acting principal for West End Elementary School.

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Feds Courted for Housing

Updated: 02/12/2003 - The Meridian Housing Authority is seeking an $18 million federal grant to rebuild at the Victory Village site.

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Blackmon Seeks Higher Office

Updated: 02/12/2003 - Sen. Barbara Blackmon of Canton is running for lieutenant governor rather than a fourth term in the state senate.

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High Speed Chase

Updated: 02/12/2003 - An arrest has been made following a high-speed chase in West Alabama.

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Healthwatch: Mandatory Exercise

Updated: 02/12/2003 - During this time of year, many people are trying to get in shape. However, for some exercise is not just an option but instead a must!

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Army Secures Air Force

Updated: 02/12/2003 - The Mississippi Army National Guard is now assigned to protect military aircraft around the state, including for the first time ever, Air Force aircraft and the 186th Air Refueling Wing at Key Field.

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Clarke Business Closes

Updated: 02/11/2003 - Griffco Plastics had to close recently because the county alleges it is delinquent in tax payments.

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Victory Village II

Updated: 02/11/2003 - A Meridian public housing unit has been retired because of age. But with federal help, it may make a comeback.

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Healthwatch: Equipment Danger

Updated: 02/11/2003 - You might be putting a treadmill or stationary bike to good use, but it could be dangerous for children.

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March of Dimes Campaign

Updated: 02/11/2003 - The March of Dimes announced a five-year campaign to reduce premature births.

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2003 Forecast

Updated: 02/11/2003 - One business leader projects small growth in the economy this year, at least in part because of consumer debt.

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FBI, CIA: "Threat Justified"

Updated: 02/11/2003 - Top intelligence officials testified before a senate panel Tuesday in Washington.

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Hanging Death Update

Updated: 02/11/2003 - It has been a month since the hanging death of a Kemper County man and the autopsy results are still not available.

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Slay: Tags Part of Homestead Exemption

Updated: 02/11/2003 - Lauderdale County residents who try to cheat on car tag purchases could pay an even higher price on their property taxes.

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Senate Bill Targets K-5

Updated: 02/11/2003 - A bill passed by the state Senate would, if adopted, require five-year-olds registered for kindergarten to attend classes.

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"Flu" Runs Its Course

Flu

Updated: 02/11/2003 - Area schools still have many absences due to the flu and flu-like symptoms. Some schools had to close for a couple of days, but things are getting a little better.

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Authorities Seek Phony Fed

Updated: 02/10/2003 - Law enforcement received a report Monday of a White male posing as an FBI agent.

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