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National Safe Digging Month

Updated: 04/06/2016 - Citizens are encouraged to call 811, to know what is below the ground before doing any digging or excavating.

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Bill Allowing Guns in Church Sent to Bryant

Posted: 04/06/2016 - Churches in Mississippi could let some members have guns inside the building to protect the congregation under a bill heading to the governor.

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House Passes Smaller Tax Cut

Posted: 04/06/2016 - Mississippi House members are supporting a pared-down tax cut, even as the chamber's leaders indicated they are still trying to increase transportation funding.

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Governors Ban State-Funded Travel to Mississippi

Updated: 04/06/2016 - Several states have banned official travel to Mississippi over passage of a religious objections law that allows groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples when it violates their personal religious beliefs.

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Seattle Mayor Bans City Employee Travel to Mississippi

Posted: 04/06/2016 - Seattle's mayor has barred the use of city funds for employee travel to Mississippi because Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on their personal religious beliefs.

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Community Gives Feedback on Superintendent Search

Updated: 04/06/2016 - A series of town hall meetings were held Tuesday night to allow the community to give feedback on what they want to see in the new superintendent of Meridian Public Schools.

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Students Use Acting To Break Classroom Stereotypes

Updated: 04/06/2016 - Students at Magnolia Middle School in Meridian will perform in the upcoming play "No Child" by Nilaja Sun. The play is about a teacher who has to learn how lead a rowdy group of kids in New York while balancing her own life.

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Civil Rights Group Speaks Out on Sentencing

Updated: 04/05/2016 - A civil rights group visited Lauderdale County Tuesday, speaking out against what it says is harsh prison sentencing for non-violent offenders.

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Governor Signs Religious Objections Law

Updated: 04/05/2016 - Mississippi's governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers' personal religious beliefs.

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States, Environmentalists Weighing in on BP Pact

Courtesy: MGN Online

Posted: 04/05/2016 - Environmental groups and officials in Gulf of Mexico states are weighing in on a federal court's approval of the $20 billion settlement that was announced last year in the 2010 BP oil spill.

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First Lady to Address Jackson State Graduates

Posted: 04/05/2016 - Jackson State University's spring graduates will be among the last group of graduates to hear from First Lady Michelle Obama, who has included the Mississippi college as part of her Reach Higher initiative.

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