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Johnson Convicted of a Second Murder

Updated: 10/20/2011 - Leon Johnson, serving a life sentence for murdering Meridian convenience store clerk, Eileen Grogan, in 1982, was convicted this week for a 1975 murder in California.

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Man Accused in VA Benefits Fraud

Posted: 10/20/2011 - A Mississippi man is accused of using another person's identity to fraudulently receive more than $90,000 in benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Watkins Buys Old Courthouse in Jackson

Updated: 10/20/2011 - The James Eastland Federal Courthouse in downtown Jackson has been tentatively sold at auction to Watkins Development for $1.45 million.

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Absentee Voting Concerns

Updated: 10/19/2011 - The Mississippi democratic party has taken issue with the availability of absentee ballots leading up to the general election

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Monument Park Dedication Nears

Updated: 10/20/2011 - A plot of land in downtown Meridian, that for years was lifeless, has been transformed into Monument Park.

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MCC Launches Radio Station

Updated: 10/19/2011 - A new radio station is on the air in Meridian, run by student broadcasters.

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LEMA Trains Using Sonar

Updated: 10/19/2011 - Local emergency officials are training this week to help improve their skills under water.

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Arrests Made in Check Fraud Case

Updated: 10/19/2011 - Two local law enforcement agencies have helped put an end to a year-long fraud investigation.

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'No Quick Fix' at Juvenile Center

Updated: 10/19/2011 - Conditions at the Lauderdale County Juvenile Center have long been a source of concern, and some controversy.

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Seniors to Attend College Fair

Posted: 10/19/2011 - About 400 Lauderdale County students will be checking out colleges Thursday during the District College Fair.

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Kemper County Drivers Should Expect Inconvenience

Updated: 10/19/2011 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation is warning motorists in Kemper County to expect the transport of unusually large loads to the lignite plant in the coming months.

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Meridian Hosts Crisis Training

Updated: 10/18/2011 - Force protection training will be going on all week at Meridian's Public Safety Training Facility. Officers will cover everything from assault response to riot control.

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New Information on Burglary Suspect

Updated: 10/18/2011 - A burglary suspect who has twice eluded capture, Patrick Smith, has been spotted in Choctaw County, Ala., and may have burglarized a church Sunday.

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LCSO Takes Over Juvenile Center

Updated: 10/18/2011 - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department has taken over management of the juvenile center.

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MCC Celebrates the Season

Updated: 10/17/2011 - Meridian Community College is celebrating the fall season this week with a 4-day Oktoberfest, but is also sharing a lesson about breast cancer.

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City Hall Close to Reopening

Updated: 10/17/2011 - A top city official says Meridian's renovated city hall is now being cleaned, and staircases are being checked and some cosmetic finishes are being completed.

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Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Highlighted

Updated: 10/17/2011 - Officials say 12% of Mississippians have Type 2 diabetes, the second highest rate in the nation. A pair of events this week seek to raise money and awareness.

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