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Sollie: Jails Not Equipped for the Mentally Ill

Updated: 10/09/2009 - Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says jails and prisons in Mississippi do not have the staff or training to deal with people who are arrested and also suffer from mental illnesses.

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Inmate Back in Custody

Posted: 10/09/2009 - New charges have been filed against a man who's accused of walking off a city work detail Thursday and then ran from county deputies.

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Care Lodge Receives Verizon Grant

Updated: 10/09/2009 - A new business in Philadelphia is helping Care Lodge in its quest to stop domestic violence and help its victims.

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City Evaluating Drainage System

Updated: 10/09/2009 - The city of Meridian is looking to see if there are any fixable problems with drainage pipes, as rain continues to dominate the forecast.

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Navy Honors Medgar Evers

Updated: 10/09/2009 - Slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers has been honored with a Navy supply ship named for him.

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Friday is Deadline for Microsoft Claims

Updated: 10/14/2009 - The deadline to file a claim in Mississippi's settlement with software giant Microsoft is nearing an end. The deadline is Oct. 16.

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Mississippi Supreme Court Issues Katrina Ruling

Updated: 10/08/2009 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies must cover damage from a hurricane's wind, even if the home is later inundated by storm surge.

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Pink Thursday Oct. 8

Updated: 10/08/2009 - Riley Hospital was on the road again for Pink Thursday, taking its educational message about breast cancer to a local business.

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Rain Causes Challenges for Football

Updated: 10/08/2009 - The wet weather that has come to Mississippi and Alabama in recent weeks has created plenty of planning problems for high school football teams.

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Jail Inmate Sought

Updated: 10/09/2009 - Two Lauderdale County deputies were injured Thursday pursuing a city jail trusty who walked off his work detail.

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Car Crashes into Ditch

Updated: 10/08/2009 - A car crashed through a guard rail and off a bridge Thursday morning in Meridian.

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Jackson State Band Suspensions Eased

Updated: 10/08/2009 - Jackson State University has eased its punishment for students involved in the hazing of freshmen marching band members.

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Hurricane Recovery Update

Updated: 10/08/2009 - Temporary housing units, necessary because of losses caused by Hurricane Katrina, are still being used in Mississippi. But officials say the number continues to decline.

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Men and Depression

Updated: 10/07/2009 - Residents got a chance to learn about men and depression at a workshop in Meridian.

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Youth Arts Competition Announced

Updated: 10/09/2009 - The Meridian Council for the Arts is conducting a Community Youth Arts Competition, including a literary arts or book review competition and a visual arts competition built around "To Kill A Mockingbird".

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Y'all Versus Us Kickoff

Updated: 10/07/2009 - The buzz surrounding the Cellular South Y'all Versus Us Football game between Meridian High School and Oak Grove High School is at its peak. Representatives from both teams and schools gathered to discuss the televised game.

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Committee Staying in Touch, Up to Date

Updated: 10/07/2009 - The newly-formed Emergency Planning Committee met Wednesday, as part of its continuing plan to have the right response in case of a disaster.

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Teacher Loses Hair for Charity

Posted: 10/07/2009 - Northeast Middle School teacher, Jennie Sherven, gave of herself, literally, to help a child with cancer.

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$5 Million Loan Approved for Threefoot

Updated: 10/07/2009 - A visit to the Threefoot Building by a New Orleans bank representative has paid off for Historic Restorations, Inc.

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