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Seafood Labeling Bill on Table

Posted: 01/18/2010 - The Mississippi Legislature this year is likely to debate a bill that would require restaurants to notify customers of the country of origin of their seafood.

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MLK Candlelight March

Updated: 01/17/2010 - The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance in Meridian hosted their annual Martin Luther King Junior Candlelight March. The march ended with a celebration service.

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Senator Burton Says Furloughs Likely

Updated: 01/17/2010 - Mississippi Senator Terry C. Burton of District 31 discussed the issue of budget cuts for the state. He says furloughs are likely as well as layoffs.

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Local Church Holds First Service After Fire

Updated: 01/17/2010 - Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Lauderdale held their first church services just five days after their building burnt to the ground. Church members say they are not letting the fire hold back their faith.

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Local Boy Scouts Officially Become Eagle Scouts

Posted: 01/16/2010 - The nine Boy Scouts of Troop Seven in the Choctaw Area Council officially became Eagle Scouts. They were recognized for their hard work and dedication during their Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony

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Local Soldier Returns from Iraq

Posted: 01/16/2010 - Latasha Hodges deployed for Iraq last March. She came home to Meridian for her first time since then with open arms welcoming her from her family.

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Health and Community Awareness Fair

Posted: 01/16/2010 - Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Meridian hosted their first ever 'Health and Community Awareness Fair'. Church members say they did so to help the community become more knowledgeable about their surroundings and health.

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5Th Annual Martin Luther King Parade

Posted: 01/16/2010 - The city of Lisman, Alabama celebrated and honored the memory of Martin Luther King with a parade. Lisman hosted its 5Th annual Martin Luther King Parade Saturday.

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Local Missionary Returns Safely from Haiti

Updated: 01/16/2010 - 71-year-old William Hatcher has returned safely to Meridian. He visited Haiti for a mission trip that was quickly altered by the massive Haiti earthquake. He's now home to tell his story.

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Local Missionary Coming Home

Posted: 01/15/2010 - William Hatcher, the Meridian missionary who was working in Haiti at the time an earthquake struck, is expected home Saturday.

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Suspect Who Fled Police Captured

Updated: 01/15/2010 - Law enforcement officers in Lauderdale County spend hours Friday searching for a man who ran from Marion police after a traffic stop. The suspect was wanted for parole violations.

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Firefighter Dies in Line of Duty

Posted: 01/15/2010 - Family and friends are morning the death of a long-time volunteer firefighter in Neshoba County.

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Lawmakers Object to Some Proposed Cuts

Posted: 01/15/2010 - Some lawmakers say they're concerned about Gov. Haley Barbour's proposal to cut a total of $413 million from the state's $5 billion budget.

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Sentencing Reset in Fraud Case

Posted: 01/15/2010 - Sentencing has been rescheduled for Jan. 22 for three men who have pleaded guilty to charges in an alleged mortgage fraud case.

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MCC Celebrates MLK Day

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Meridian Community College hosted its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Program Thursday, featuring student essay winners.

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Mississippi Responding to Haiti Needs

Posted: 01/14/2010 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is directing state agencies to help people in the nation of Haiti, that was badly damaged by an earthquake Jan. 12.

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Water Service Updates

Posted: 01/14/2010 - Boil water notices are in effect for areas that had their service interrupted in the past week because of freezing temperatures.

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Students Urged to 'Think Again'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health brought to light the uncomfortable topic of suicide with students Thursday.

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Census Office Opens in Meridian

Updated: 01/14/2010 - The Census Bureau's regional office, overseeing 24 counties, officially opened Thursday in Meridian. The agency is offering temporary jobs at an above-average hourly rate.

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