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Williams' Bail Set at $5 Million

Updated: 09/10/2010 - A Meridian man who is a suspect in a Louisiana murder case has been returned to Lake Charles.

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Standing Up to Cancer

Updated: 09/10/2010 - A special program Friday night, Stand Up to Cancer, seeks to boost funding for research. Julie Blaine knows the value of finding a cure.

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Educational Committee Releases Report

Posted: 09/10/2010 - A commission reviewing Mississippi's public school structure has proposed steps to smooth the way for school districts to consolidate.

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School Performance Up Slightly in Mississippi

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Updated: 09/10/2010 - New state accountability numbers show some performance improvement in Mississippi school districts and individual schools, but the news is not good for Meridian and Kemper County school districts.

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Fire Reported in Meridian

Posted: 09/10/2010 - Meridian firefighters were called out to a structure fire Thursday night.

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Lee Roy Williams is in Custody

Updated: 09/24/2010 - The person of interest from Meridian is in the custody of law enforcement tonight ending the multi agency search for him for questioning in the Lake Charles quadruple murder.

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Meridian to Welcome New Restaurant

Updated: 09/09/2010 - A new, national chain restaurant is coming to Meridian. Officials say it plans to hire 100 people.

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Williams Taken into Custody Near LSU Campus

Updated: 09/09/2010 - Authorities in Louisiana have apprehended Lee Roy Williams, a person of interest in a quadruple murder in Louisiana, near the campus of Louisiana State University.

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Prank Results in Charges

Updated: 09/10/2010 - An already intense high school football rivalry has risen to the felony level in Neshoba County, all tied to the Neshoba Central-Philadelphia football game last week.

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Southeast High Among 'Blue Ribbon' Schools

Updated: 09/09/2010 - Four Mississippi schools, including Southeast Lauderdale High School, have been named National Blue Ribbon winners by the U.S. Department of Education.

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MPD Says Bohannon Located

Updated: 09/09/2010 - Meridian police say a wanted suspect, Sedrick Bohannon, has been located and arrested.

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Barbour Advises Schools to Save Stimulus Money

Posted: 09/09/2010 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is telling school districts it might be smarter to save their federal stimulus money for next year, rather than spending it all this year.

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Funding Crisis Averted at Mental Health Centers

Updated: 09/09/2010 - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health has agreed to pay half the cost of Medicaid matching funds to help the state's 15 community mental health centers through June 2012.

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Library Encouraging Usage

Updated: 09/08/2010 - September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library is encouraging people to get, and use, a library card.

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Jimmie Rodgers Remembered on Birthday

Updated: 09/08/2010 - Sept. 8 is the birthday of "The Father of Country Music", Jimmie Rodgers. He was born in Meridian 113 years ago.

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Tax Hike Expected

Updated: 09/08/2010 - It appears that a property tax increase in Lauderdale County is all but inevitable.

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MHSAA Penalizes Philadelphia High School

Updated: 09/08/2010 - The Mississippi High School Activities Association has penalized Philadelphia High School for an incident Friday night at its football game with Neshoba Central.

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School Rankings Released Friday

Posted: 09/08/2010 - The Mississippi Department of Education will release to the public Friday the latest accountability rankings for Mississippi's public schools and districts.

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