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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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Clinic Reopens

Updated: 02/14/2003 - A Greene County, Ala., clinic has beaten the odds and continues offering healthcare to residents.

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Fatal Accident

Updated: 02/14/2003 - One person was killed in an accident early Friday, just outside Sweetwater.

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Voter ID Passes Senate

Updated: 02/14/2003 - The Mississippi Senate narrowly passed a bill that includes a requirement to show I.D. when voting in an election.

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Caseload Prompts Cry for Help

Updated: 02/14/2003 - County attorney Robert Compton asked the board of supervisors to ass to the staff to handle cases in justice court.

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Blood Badly Needed

Updated: 02/13/2003 - A critically low blood supply turned into a particular emergency for a patient at Riley Hospital, who needs O-negative.

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Newton Recovery Continues

Updated: 02/14/2003 - Almost two months since a tornado ripped through Newton, in some places, you might never guess how much damage was done.

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Children First: Adopting Seniors

Updated: 02/14/2003 - Students from Northeast Elementary School "adopted" grandparents at Aldersgate Retirement Community and spread love for Valentine's Day.

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Patrol Car Sponsors?

Updated: 02/13/2003 - A proposal to put advertisements on Lauderdale County sheriff's department cars could save taxpayer dollars.

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Healthwatch: Catching Up

Updated: 02/13/2003 - Modern medicine means that many more babies who are born very early and very small can now survive. And a new study has good news for the parents of "preemies."

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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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