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Meridian and Mardi Gras

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Meridian's annual Mardi Gras celebration is getting a makeover this year.

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PSC Conducts More Hearings

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Another round of hearings for the proposed Mississippi Power lignite plant in Kemper County is going on in Jackson this week.

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MPD Deals with Officer Shortage

Posted: 02/02/2010 - The Meridian Police Department needs officers to replace others who have left for better pay elsewhere.

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Charges Filed Against Local Man

Posted: 02/02/2010 - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department has charged a local man with lustful touching of a child.

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Toyota Dealer Deals with Recall

Updated: 02/02/2010 - The last seven days have been a roller coaster ride for the staff at John O'Neil Johnson Toyota in Meridian. But it expects replacement parts for recalled vehicles sometime next week.

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It's Open!

Posted: 02/02/2010 - The long awaited reopening of Meridian's main downtown gateway came very quietly Tuesday.

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Pseudoephedrine Bill Headed to Governor

Updated: 02/02/2010 - Mississippi is poised to become only the second state in the nation to require a doctor's prescription for cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.

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A Pro-Life Initiative Could End Up in Court

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Abortion opponents who want life defined in Mississippi as beginning at fertilization said they plan to file a lawsuit as part of their effort to get an initiative on a statewide ballot.

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Talk But No Action on Lottery Proposal

Posted: 02/02/2010 - A Mississippi House Committee took no action Monday on a bill that proposes creating a state lottery to help pay for college scholarships.

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Phillip Martin Hospitalized

Updated: 02/03/2010 - Former chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Phillip Martin, was admitted to a Jackson hospital Monday.

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Groups Oppose Prescription Requirement

Updated: 02/03/2010 - Some groups like stopmethnotmeds.com are not happy about recent legislation proposed to make the purchase of pseudoephedrine illegal without a prescription.

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Physical and Marketing Upgrades for Historic Theater

Updated: 02/01/2010 - Efforts at the Temple Theater to show new releases and generate non-traditional revenue is not only helping the theater, it is also generating more traffic for other downtown businesses.

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Supervisors Approve FEMA Flood Plain Map

Updated: 02/01/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisors Monday approved an amendment to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, but not without a complaint on the timing.

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Supervisors Set Hearing Date

Posted: 02/01/2010 - After two failed attempts at a meeting last week, Lauderdale County supervisors agreed Monday to set a public hearing on a proposal to close a portion of Valley Road.

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Budget Bill Stalls in Senate

Posted: 02/01/2010 - A bill to restore about one-fourth of the money Gov. Haley Barbour has cut from Mississippi's budget has stalled in the Senate.

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Decisive Vote Coming Soon on Garbage Switch

Updated: 02/01/2010 - The possible switch from dumpsters to residential pickup in Lauderdale County didn't come up at Monday's supervisors meeting, but it is likely to soon.

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18-Wheeler Wreck Jams Traffic

Updated: 02/02/2010 - An overturned 18-wheeler slowed traffic Monday morning on Interstate 20 in Newton County, and was hauling more than produce.

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One Dies in Louisville Fire

Posted: 02/01/2010 - Authorities say a woman died in a fire Monday at a group home in Louisville, Miss.

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