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School Board Allows Kent to 'Resign'

Updated: 03/12/2010 - The Meridian School Board has reached a settlement with former superintendent Charlie Kent over his termination.

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Two Identified as Suspects in BP Holdup

Updated: 03/11/2010 - The Meridian Police Department reports that it has identified two suspects in the Mar. 1 armed robbery of BP Xpress Lane, 1019 Highway 39 Bypass in Meridian.

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Animal Cruelty Law Remains Misdemeanor

Updated: 03/12/2010 - Mississippi's animal cruelty law is under scrutiny following the seizure of about 170 animals from Raven's Hope Animal Sanctuary.

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Missing Juvenile Located

Posted: 03/11/2010 - The Meridian Police Department says a teen runaway has been located.

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Open Meetings Bill Dies

Posted: 03/11/2010 - A House chairman has killed a bill that was designed to strengthen Mississippi's Open Meetings laws.

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Foreclosure Notices Spike in Mississippi

Updated: 03/11/2010 - Although the pace of the foreclosure crisis is slowing down in the United States, 41 percent more Mississippi households received some sort of a foreclosure-related notice last month, compared to February 2009.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in Decatur

Updated: 03/11/2010 - An arrest was made in Decatur after officers allegedly discovered precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine in a motor home.

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Key Chapter Looking for Help

Updated: 03/10/2010 - Helping the victims of things like severe weather and fires is really difficult for the American Red Cross Key Chapter right now. Its local disaster fund is critically low.

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Lee to be Remembered at Marine Base

Posted: 03/10/2010 - A Georgia military base is naming its kennel in honor of a local Marine canine handler who died in Iraq.

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Harrell Pleads Not Guilty

Posted: 03/10/2010 - A man arrested in Meridian Feb. 11th on child pornography charges has pleaded not guilty.

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Update on Animals Seized in Preston

Updated: 03/10/2010 - One hundred seventy dogs and four cats have been seized from Raven's Hope Animal Sanctuary in Preston. Now those animals are in a safe place and are receiving care.

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EMCC Instructor Receives Humanities Award

Posted: 03/10/2010 - East Mississippi Community College history instructor Kelly Elizabeth Cantrell of Columbus has been honored with a Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher Award.

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Sen. Gordon Appears Briefly at Capitol

Posted: 03/10/2010 - State Sen. Jack Gordon made a brief appearance Wednesday at the state Capitol, days after being hospitalized for an undisclosed condition.

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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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