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Council to Consider Barry Appointments

Posted: 09/15/2009 - The Meridian City Council is expected to vote Tuesday night on Mayor Cheri Barry's appointments for police chief and fire chief.

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Ceiling Falls on Residents

Updated: 09/15/2009 - Two people were taken to the hospital as a precaution, after part of a ceiling collapsed at a Meridian apartment.

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House Fire on 29th Avenue

Updated: 09/15/2009 - A structure fire Tuesday had Meridian firefighters hard at work around the lunch hour.

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DA Mulling Charges in Bus Gun Incident

Posted: 09/15/2009 - Yazoo County District Attorney James Powell said he has reviewed preliminary assessments of a 14-year-old girl accused of threatening students with a gun on a school bus.

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James Skewes Dies

Updated: 09/15/2009 - James B. "Jimmy" Skewes, whose family owned newspapers and broadcast outlets in east Mississippi for more than 60 years has died at the age of 81.

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ATM Suspect Arrested

Updated: 09/14/2009 - Law enforcement officials have arrested a suspect in the attempted break-in at an ATM in Meridian.

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Mayor Responds to Criticism

Updated: 09/14/2009 - Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry says she is surprised by complaints about her recent appointments and those to come.

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Group Questions Other Barry Appointments

Updated: 09/14/2009 - Aside from the appointment of a new chief of police in Meridian, members of the NAACP and newly-formed Committee for Diversity and Inclusion are calling attention to concerns they have about other appointments.

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Group Objects to Barry Appointments

Updated: 09/14/2009 - A Meridian group is asking Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry to reconsider her choice for the new chief of police.

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Post-Katrina Census Changes

Posted: 09/14/2009 - The U.S. Census Bureau will hand deliver questionnaires to residents in areas of Mississippi most devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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First Trial Over 'Toxic' Trailers Begins

Posted: 09/14/2009 - A jury will soon begin hearing testimony in the first trial over whether Gulf Coast storm victims were exposed to potentially dangerous fumes while living in government-issued trailers.

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A Power-lifting Church Service

Updated: 09/13/2009 - A national touring act, the Power Team, came to Meridian's Northpark Church to showcase their strength. It wasn't all physical though. They performed tough tasks that they say are possible because of their faith.

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Mississippi Legislation Talks Budget

Updated: 09/13/2009 - Across the board, Mississippi is hurting from the overall budget cut. Legislation has had to plan diligently in order to balance the budget. After evaluating their options, the legislation had to dig into the education budget.

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Meridian Tea Party Rally

Posted: 09/13/2009 - While tens of thousands filled the streets of our nation's capitol, Meridian's Tea Party gathered in Dumont Plaza to rally behind the 9/12 March on Washington. They meet to promote the constitution, fiscal responsibility, and individual responsibility.

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MDOT Discusses Need For New Taxes

Posted: 09/12/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation's executive director says that without new taxes, the department will be in trouble.

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Scruggs Faces More Allegations

Posted: 09/12/2009 - Two Gulf Coast attorneys accuse former attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs and associated law firms of using money owed to them in a scheme to bribe judges and other elected officials.

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Dunn's Falls Dedication

Posted: 09/14/2009 - An historical marker has been placed at Dunn's Falls, one of this area's historical sites and tourist attractions.

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NAS Remembers POW's and 9/11 Victims

Posted: 09/11/2009 - Naval Air Station Meridian took time to remember Prisoners of War as well as the victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

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