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Mental Commitment Bill Goes to Governor

Posted: 03/10/2010 - The Senate has sent to the governor a bill that aims to simplify the process of having people involuntarily committed for evaluation or treatment of mental illness.

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MPS Board Develops Short List

Posted: 03/09/2010 - Meridian School Board members continued the process of selecting an interim superintendent at a special called meeting Tuesday night.

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State Compromise Helps Counties

Updated: 03/09/2010 - A budget compromise by the Mississippi Legislature will apparently prevent the hole in Lauderdale County's finances from getting bigger.

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Groundbreaking Set for Kemper Hospital

Updated: 03/09/2010 - Work is set to begin later this week on a brand new hospital for Kemper County, to be named after the late John C. Stennis.

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County Revenues Recover

Updated: 03/09/2010 - Lauderdale County departments are spending again after ad valorem revenues began coming into county coffers again.

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MPD Reports Teenager Missing

Updated: 03/10/2010 - Meridian police juvenile detectives are seeking information about 16-year-old Jeremiah Devontae Murray.

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Animals Seized in Preston

Updated: 03/09/2010 - Officials in Kemper County updated the number of animals being seized from Raven's Hope Animal Sanctuary in Preston, Miss., to more than 160.

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USM Student Found Dead

Posted: 03/09/2010 - Authorities are investigating the death of a University of Southern Mississippi student.

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Senate Votes to Revamp Retirement

Posted: 03/09/2010 - The Mississippi Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would change how the state handles employees who retire and then return to work in state government.

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Negotiations Set on School Bus Safety Bill

Posted: 03/09/2010 - The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to negotiate a final version of a bill setting penalties for passing stopped school buses.

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Officials Deplore Loss of Tanker Contract

Updated: 03/08/2010 - Officials in Alabama and Mississippi are blasting the Pentagon after Northrop Grumman decided to end its bid to build Air Force refueling tankers at a site in Mobile.

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Gas Prices Move Back Up

Posted: 03/08/2010 - Gas prices in Mississippi have jumped again, up almost six cents a gallon since last week.

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Controversial School Reduction Idea Still Alive

Updated: 03/08/2010 - A bill in the Mississippi Legislature that will cut back school days and furlough teachers has already passed the Senate and the House vote may not be far behind.

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Voter ID Gets Place on 2011 Mississippi Ballot

Posted: 03/08/2010 - Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says petitioners gathered more than enough signatures to put a voter ID initiative on Mississippi's ballot in November 2011.

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Mother Concerned About Crime

Updated: 03/08/2010 - A Meridian woman speaks out about crime, after her pregnant daughter was beaten with a baseball bat outside her home.

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Keesler Medics Deploy to Aid Chile

Posted: 03/08/2010 - A 60-member team of doctors, field medics, surgical nurses and support staff from Keesler Air Force Base Are helping the recovery effort in Chile.

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3-year-old Dies in ATV Mishap

Updated: 03/08/2010 - A 3-year-old boy died after the ATV he was riding on with other children flipped on its side in Jones County.

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Hood Renews Warning About IRS Email Scams

Posted: 03/08/2010 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has re-issued a consumer alert warning of an email scam that uses the the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, name to obtain personal and/or financial information.

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Sen. Jack Gordon Hospitalized

Updated: 03/08/2010 - Mississippi state Sen. Jack Gordon remained hospitalized Monday but his condition has been upgraded from critical to good.

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