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Homeland Security Grant Awarded

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Following the storms of 2005, Meridian's Homeland Security office received some incentives. Now it is receiving more, however this time, officials say looks can be deceiving.

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Update: Missing Man Located

Updated: 09/16/2009 - A man who was reported missing to Clarke County authorities has been found.

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County Approves New Budget

Updated: 09/16/2009 - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has passed the fiscal 2010 budget.

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Putting on Pink Pays Off

Updated: 09/15/2009 - Local volunteers who go all out to raise money to help cancer patients made a presentation Tuesday at the Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian.

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Swayze Had Ties to East Mississippi

Updated: 09/15/2009 - Actor Patrick Swayze was known for his blockbuster movies, but his love of horses brought him to Newton, Miss.

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Initiative Encourages Hiring

Posted: 09/15/2009 - Mississippi leaders announced an initiative Tuesday aimed at revitalizing the state's economy. And it all starts with small businesses.

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Dubose Sees Progress

Updated: 09/15/2009 - As Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose gets ready to leave his job, the FBI released numbers of how things have looked in the city during his last year at the helm.

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Protest Held at City Council Meeting

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Protesters displayed signs of discontent at the Meridian City Council meeting Tuesday. They object to the forced retirement of Meridian's police chief and the hiring of another person from from out-of-town.

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Missing Person's Report

Posted: 09/15/2009 - Clarke County officials say a missing person, Leroy Burns, 49, was last seen in Laurel heading toward Gulfport.

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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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