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Hickory Day

Updated: 10/02/2010 - Saturday marked Hickory Day. This is a tradition in the town that has been going on for more than 20 years. It's also a fundraiser for the Hickory Fire Department.

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Family Fun Day to Make Learning Fun for Parents and Students

Updated: 10/02/2010 - Administration with Meridian Public Schools hosted today the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day. This is a district initiative done through the Parent Resource Center. Staff say they do this every year so that parents are involved in their children's educations.

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Queen City Race Brings Hundreds to Downtown Meridian

Updated: 10/02/2010 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With this disease impacting so many lives, community members in Meridian made sure to bring attention to the cause with a 5k run. The Queen City Race was held Saturday morning at Meridian's Dumont Plaza.

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Death in Lauderdale County Car Accident

Posted: 10/02/2010 - Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol say the driver of a car in an accident Friday night in Lauderdale County has died.

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Stewart's Bond Increased

Updated: 10/01/2010 - A victim of domestic violence in Lauderdale County says she's relieved that bond was increased for the man charged with beating her.

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Southern Waste Gets to Work

Updated: 10/03/2010 - Southern Waste went to work Friday as the provider of Meridian's waste collection.

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Drainage Problem Fixed in Quitman

Updated: 10/01/2010 - A drainage problem in Quitman, that contributed to the death of a 5-year-old boy, has now been fixed.

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Large Section of Gulf Reopened to Fishing

Updated: 10/01/2010 - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat.

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FBI Building Named for Civil Rights Workers, Agent

Posted: 10/01/2010 - The new FBI headquarters in Mississippi will be named for three civil rights workers killed in the state in 1964 and a veteran FBI agent who led the investigation into their deaths.

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Numerous Mississippi Counties Have Burn Bans

Posted: 10/01/2010 - More than a dozen Mississippi counties have issued burn bans to prevent uncontrolled fires, as much of the state bakes in unusually dry weather.

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Former Governor William Winter and Wife Honored

Updated: 10/01/2010 - The group usually names a citizen of the year, but with this year's candidates, the Human Relations Commission of Lauderdale County Council of Governments thought Former Mississippi Governor William Winter and his wife, Elise Winter deserve a lifetime achievement award for all their state and national contributions.

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Meridian's Got Talent.... A Lot of It!

Updated: 10/01/2010 - More than thirty competed in Meridian's Got Talent contest at the Queen City Fair. After a night full of great talent, the contest has come to an end.

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Walk for Diabetes Set for Oct. 10

Updated: 09/30/2010 - Organizers are gearing up for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi's annual Walk for Diabetes in Meridian.

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Soldier Returns Home on Leave

Updated: 10/01/2010 - A soldier received a warm 'welcome home' Thursday afternoon at the Meridian Airport.

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Closer Look at Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Updated: 10/01/2010 - Officials say that most victims of domestic violence will return to their abuser seven times before they leave for good.

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Drought Impacting Farmers

Updated: 09/30/2010 - The U.S. Drought Monitor puts almost all of east Mississippi and west Alabama under slight drought conditions. That's having an impact on farmers.

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City, County Have Jail Agreement

Updated: 09/30/2010 - The Meridian City Council agreed Thursday to renew its contract with Lauderdale County to house city inmates at the county jail.

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Petition to Ban Eminent Domain Submitted

Updated: 09/30/2010 - Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation president, David Waide, says he's confident voters will approve an amendment that would ban the government from taking private property for private economic development projects.

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'See the Spending' Website Operational

Updated: 09/30/2010 - If you've ever wondered how much your city, county, or the state government is spending, the answers are now just a few clicks away.

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MECA Annual Meeting This Week

Updated: 09/29/2010 - The Mississippi Energy Coordinators Association is conducting its annual meeting and expo this week in Philadelphia.

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