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Economy Impacts Downtown Meridian

Updated: 10/29/2009 - The bad economy is putting a damper on efforts to revitalize the downtown area of Meridian. A couple of businesses have closed recently.

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Meridian Faces Declining Revenues

Updated: 10/29/2009 - The city of Meridian is preparing to tighten its budget, based on a 6% drop in sales tax collections in September.

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High Court Puts Question to Trial Judges

Posted: 10/29/2009 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked trial judges why they have not ruled on post-conviction claims of nine death row inmates.

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Barbour: No Special Session This Week

Posted: 10/29/2009 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says there will not be a special legislative session this week, but an economic development project is still in the works.

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Young Charged with Attempted Murder

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Six people are accused of attempted murder for a shooting July 4 at Anthony's Lounge in Sumter County. One suspect was arrested Tuesday.

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Savannah Residents Face Drug Charges

Posted: 10/28/2009 - Two Georgia men have been charged by the East Mississippi Drug Task Force for possession of three illegal drugs.

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ANG Helicopter Visits Oakland Heights

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Oakland Heights Elementary students enjoyed a visit from the Mississippi Army National Guard during Red Ribbon Week.

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Mississippi Educators Meet in Meridian

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Educators from across the state of Mississippi meet in Meridian. They came for the 2009 School Improvement Symposium. Sessions were held all day long focusing on strategies for improvements.

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MPD Says Teenager is Missing

Posted: 10/28/2009 - Investigators with the Meridian Police Department juvenile division say they hope concerned citizens may have information about 16-year-old Frankwin Denise Wilson.

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Runaway Teen Located

Posted: 10/28/2009 - Meridian police report that a runaway juvenile, Johnnika Alford, was located in town and is safe.

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Bus Passengers Delayed for Hours

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Passengers riding a Greyhound bus from Atlanta early Wednesday ran into an unexpected delay here in Meridian, causing frustration and panic.

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H1N1 Shots Arrive in East Mississippi

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Health department officials say east central Mississippi has received 2,500 doses of the H1N1 vaccine in shot form.

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Deputies Arrest Fugitive on Tugboat

Posted: 10/28/2009 - Warren County authorities are holding a Boligee, Ala., man wanted for attempted murder in Sumter County.

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MCC Inducts 34 into Phi Theta Kappa

Updated: 10/27/2009 - Meridian Community College recognized some of its brightest students Tuesday night at the Phi Theta Kappa induction.

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Varela Wins Youth Art Competition

Updated: 10/27/2009 - A Lamar School ninth grader won the Meridian Council for the Arts contest built around "To Kill A Mockingbird."

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Two Students Expelled over Gun Incident

Updated: 10/27/2009 - The Meridian School Board voted Tuesday night to expel two students who allegedly had a gun or knowledge of a gun on campus at Meridian High School.

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Too Much Rain Drowning Crops

Updated: 10/27/2009 - Meridian has seen more than 12 inches of rain in the last six weeks, well above average for this time of year. The situation is far worse for farmers who ordinarily would be harvesting now.

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