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Tourism Director Resigns

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Lauderdale County tourism director Sandy Bynum resigned in late November.

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Bush Criticizes Lott Comments

Updated: 12/12/2002 - President Bush sharply criticized recent controversial remarks made by Republican Sen. Trent Lott, but refused to ask Lott to resign as leader.

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UM Charges Vandalism Suspects

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Three African-American students face disciplinary action by the judicial council at Ole Miss.

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Tax Bills Shoot Up

Penny Tax

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Property tax bills were mailed out this week. Many homeowners were apparently surprised by the amount of increase.

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Bush to Offer Smallpox Vaccine to All

Updated: 12/12/2002 - After agonizing for months, President Bush has decided to make a risky but effective smallpox vaccine available to all Americans.

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Putting the Brakes on Speeding

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Radar is being used on county roads but not to issue tickets. Deputies are compiling data to support a lobbying effort in the 2003 Legislature.

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Smallpox Vaccines Loom

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Thousands of Mississippi health care workers could be getting the smallpox vaccine as early as January.

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Annexation a Big Task

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Cities seeking to annex land area have to meet specific standards in order to win the favor of the courts.

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Guardsmen Called to Duty

Updated: 12/11/2002 - The 186th Security Forces Squadron of the Air National Guard based at Key Field left Wednesday morning for undisclosed duty.

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Riley Inauguration Plans

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Alabama's next governor promises an inauguration "for everybody," but some events will be exclusive.

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Feed the World at Home

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Meridian's First Assembly of God Church plans to distribute food to the needy, even after the holiday season, through Feed the World.

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Fire Damages Apartment

Updated: 12/11/2002 - A mother and three children are in need of coats, after a fire takes their possessions.

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Concern Over Base Lobbyist

Updated: 12/11/2002 - A coalition of military communities says Mississippi could lose clout with the replacement of a base closure consultant.

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Kemper County Flap

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Two law enforcement agencies are at odds over money in Kemper County.

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Group Wants Higher Tobacco Tax

Updated: 12/10/2002 - The Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi and the Drug Free Communities Coalition sponsored a Healthy Futures Forum in Meridian.

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Tuck on Money Problems

Updated: 12/10/2002 - Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck told Meridian business leaders about plans and problems for the upcoming legislative session.

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Judge Files Appeal Notice

Updated: 12/10/2002 - Alabama's chief justice has filed notice he is appealing an order to remove the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the state's judicial building.

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Shelby: Accountability Counts

Updated: 12/10/2002 - Sen. Richard Shelby, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he will file a minority report calling for someone or some agency to face the blame for the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Attorney, Client Plead "Guilty"

Updated: 12/10/2002 - A Waynesboro attorney and his former client have entered "best interest'' pleas to charges they attempted to bribe a Hinds County judge.

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Lott Issues Apology

Updated: 12/10/2002 - Reaction to a statement made Dec. 5 at a party for Sen. Strom Thurmond has prompted Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott to apologize for his choice of words.

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Compacts Test Safer

Updated: 12/10/2002 - An annual safety test of small and mid-size cars show improvements in safety features.

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed

Updated: 12/10/2002 - A Texas woman was hit by a vehicle as she crossed a road in Russell Monday morning.

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Developing the Twin States

Updated: 12/09/2002 - The leader of the Montgomery Institute outlined its economic development goals to a Meridian civic club.

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Ward Lines to Change

Updated: 12/09/2002 - Ward lines will apparently shift dramatically for the 2005 municipal elections.

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Starbase: Atlantis

Updated: 12/09/2002 - Preparing students of today for the world tomorrow is the purpose of a new project at NAS Meridian.

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