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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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Ethanol Bad for Small Engines?

Updated: 09/08/2010 - Gas that contains up to 10 percent ethanol may be cleaner for the environment, but some mechanics say it could ruin small engines, like lawnmowers.

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Supervisors Hear from Public

Updated: 09/07/2010 - Lauderdale County residents Tuesday evening had the opportunity to speak out about a possible tax increase.

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Suspect Vehicle Still Sought

Updated: 09/07/2010 - Law enforcement continues to seek a suspect vehicle from Lauderdale County, Miss., that could be tied to four murders in Lake Charles, La.

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Override Fails, Compromise Sought

Updated: 09/07/2010 - An effort by the Meridian City Council to override a mayoral veto of a garbage contract failed Tuesday. Budget issues also remain for the city.

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Holloway Lawyer Dismisses Van Der Sloot Claims

Posted: 09/07/2010 - The lawyer for the mother of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in Aruba, has dismissed claims by the Dutchman suspected in the case that he extorted money from the parents to get back at them.

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No Formal Charges Yet in Fatal Shooting

Updated: 09/07/2010 - A fatal shooting Monday in northeastern Lauderdale County is still under investigation. No formal charges have been filed.

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Two Women Die on Highway 19

Updated: 09/07/2010 - Two people on foot were struck by traffic on Highway 19 late Sunday night.

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IDs Released for Victims in Quadruple Killings

Updated: 09/07/2010 - A 26-year-old woman originally from Slidell, La., is identified as the fourth victim of a quadruple killing in a trailer park near Lake Charles, La.

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