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Benton Honored with Reception

Updated: 08/31/2010 - A longtime local educator was honored for her many years of service to this area.

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State Superintendent Visits Schools

Updated: 08/31/2010 - Mississippi state school superintendent Tom Burnham and state Sen. Videt Carmichael visited Meridian High School and Enterprise schools Tuesday.

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Phillip Martin to be Honored

Posted: 08/31/2010 - East Central Community College will remember one of its own, posthumously, during homecoming activities Oct. 2.

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MVSU Receives 5-Year Grant

Posted: 08/31/2010 - Mississippi Valley State University will receive about $265,000 over five years to expand a program to the help disadvantaged students make it to graduation and beyond.

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'No True' Bills Returned in Hearn Case

Updated: 08/31/2010 - Capital murder charges have been dropped against two suspects, after a Lauderdale County grand jury declined to indict them.

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Settlement Reached in Fraud Suit

Posted: 08/31/2010 - Federal court documents show an Oxford attorney has settled with the final two defendants in a long-running fraud lawsuit.

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Five Years Post-Katrina, Recovery Continues

Updated: 08/30/2010 - Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina created havoc on Mississippi. The state, including the east-central part of the state, is still in recovery.

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Bust Made in Alleged Marijuana Ring

Posted: 08/30/2010 - Eleven people are facing charges in what authorities are calling one of the biggest marijuana rings in Mississippi.

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MHA Awarded for Achievement

Updated: 08/30/2010 - The Meridian Housing Authority has been recognized by state HUD officials for several of its programs.

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Southern Governors Push for Drilling Revenue

Posted: 08/30/2010 - Alabama's and Mississippi's governors are telling federal officials the Gulf coast states deserve more from oil wells drilled in the Gulf, because the states are assuming great risks.

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Boil Water Notice Lifted

Posted: 08/30/2010 - A boil water notice for Townsend Water Association in Kemper County has been lifted.

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Emergency Responders Remember Hurricane Katrina

Updated: 08/29/2010 - When Hurricane Katrina hit, Tim Miller was the Fire Chief for the Meridian Fire Department. He is no the director of Meridian's Department of Homeland Security. In 2005, David Sharp was a Senior Training Instructor for the Meridian Fire Department and the Office of Homeland Security. Currently he is the Director of LEMA. We talked to both men about what they remember when Katrina hit.

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New Flea Market Prepares for Grand Opening

Updated: 08/29/2010 - Penny's Lil Flea Market is located in Marion on Highway 45 North. The flea market officially opened August 2nd, but owners are gearing up for the store's grand opening the first weekend of October. That will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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SUV Flips on North Hills Street In Meridian

Posted: 08/28/2010 - Emergency officials responded to a single car accident Saturday afternoon. Officials say a Toyota 4-runner heading southbound on North Hills Street in Meridian ran off the road and flipped upside down in a ditch. It happened at roughly 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

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'Building Bridges' Conference

Updated: 08/28/2010 - Members of the Meridian District of the United Methodist Church hosted a conference called, 'Building Bridges through Relationships'.

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Senator Roger Wicker on the Economy

Updated: 08/28/2010 - The national unemployment rate for the month of July was 9.5 percent. According to the United State Department of Labor, 25 states posted jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S.figure. Seven states, however, had measurably higher rates. One of them was Mississippi. For the month of July, Mississippi had a jobless rate of 11.5 percent. That's why Senator Roger Wicker is focusing on job creation.

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Northeast Elementary School Leading the Way

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Northeast Elementary School is only 1 of 10 schools in Mississippi to receive a Nutritional Integrity Grant through the Bower Foundation. With that grant, a new combitherm oven was bought that will drastically improve the nutritional value of the foods the children eat.

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Feds to Remove Temporary Cap from Gulf Well

Updated: 09/24/2010 - The federal government says it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap keeping oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that it can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed.

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Judge upholds MBCI Decision

Updated: 09/24/2010 - A judge has upheld a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians decision denying a petition for an election on a casino

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Devastating Fire Engulfs former Headstart Building

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Many questions remain about exactly what caused a devastating fire Friday morning at a former Headstart building. Firefighters responded around 2:15 Friday morning to the Old East End Headstart Center on 11th Avenue. Upon arrival they say the entire 400 foot long structure was engulfed in flames.

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