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Reason for Reading

Updated: 01/24/2003 - How would you like to be able to pour slime on your principal and get away with it?

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Reacting to the Cold

Updated: 01/24/2003 - The ongoing cold snap is getting mixed reaction from locals. While it's creating problems for some, for others it's quite the opposite.

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UWA Alerts

Updated: 01/24/2003 - Officials from the University of West Alabama are speaking out about errors recently found in the state's evaluation process.

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Homeland Security Dept. Starts Friday

Tom Ridge

Updated: 01/24/2003 - After drawn-out debate and a nearly unprecedented reshuffling of the federal bureaucracy, the Department of Homeland Security became the government's 15th Cabinet department Friday.

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Choctaw Land Hard Rock

Updated: 01/24/2003 - A deal between the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will bring the first Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel to Mississippi.

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Troop Deployment

Updated: 01/24/2003 - As the possibility of war looms, some local reservists are preparing to be deployed.

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Congressional Office Opens

Updated: 01/24/2003 - Alabama's newest member of Congress, Rep. Artur Davis, opened his new office at the University of West Alabama.

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Meridian's Super Bowl Ties

Updated: 01/24/2003 - Meridian will have a real presence Sunday at the 2003 Super Bowl in San Diego.

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Children First: Protecting Scouts

Updated: 01/23/2003 - The Boy Scouts of America soon begins a new process of criminal background checks of its adult volunteers and leaders.

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Test Results Pending

Updated: 01/23/2003 - The Mississippi Department of Health will release the results of water sampling in two counties, after threats were made against systems in Scooba and Columbus.

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Charity Hit by Burglars

Updated: 01/23/2003 - Victory Bargain Center, part of a ministry to the poor and needy, was the target of a break-in early Wednesday.

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Weighing the Options

Updated: 01/23/2003 - On the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, a relatively new agency in Meridian works to help support women who face difficult decisions.

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Two Indicted in Bank Robbery

Updated: 01/23/2003 - Two suspects in a Meridian bank robbery were indicted by a federal grand jury.

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Knight: "We Have a Positive I.D."

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Remains discovered in the Stratton community two weeks ago have now been positively identified.

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School Board Decision Pending

Updated: 01/22/2003 - A decision on the new superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools is expected soon. Meridian superintendent Dr. Janet McLin is in the final four.

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NAACP Continues Opposition

Updated: 01/22/2003 - The Mississippi NAACP again spoke out against Judge Charles Pickering's renomination to a federal appeals court.

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Committee to Study Co. Patrol

Updated: 01/22/2003 - The question of keeping or eliminating county patrolmen remains a controversial issue in Lauderdale County. Supervisors have created a committee to study the issue.

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Meridian "Mardi Gras" Planned

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Meridian is preparing to celebrate Mardi Gras for the third straight year, with help from the Jaycees.

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Supt. Search to Involve Citizens

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Meridian's search for a new, permanent school superintendent will involve voices from the community. At least two groups will help identify criteria for the selection.

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Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Updated: 01/22/2003 - Marchers will mark the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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City Continues Redistricting Talks

Updated: 01/21/2003 - A consultant who presented new ward lines to the city council Tuesday said making changes would be difficult.

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Water Supplies Threatened

Updated: 01/21/2003 - An investigation continues into threats that were made Tuesday to public water supply systems in Kemper and Lowndes Counties.

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Senate Passes Base Closure, Education Bills

Updated: 01/21/2003 - The Mississippi Senate took two action on two matters, education and base closure, that could directly impact east Mississippi and the rest of the state.

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Hanging Investigation Update

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Investigators say it will likely be another two weeks before autopsy results are available in the recent hanging death of a Kemper County man.

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McLin in Running for Supt. Post

Updated: 01/21/2003 - Retiring Meridian Public School superintendent Dr. Janet McLin is being considered for superintendent of the third largest school district in Louisiana.

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