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Senator Roger Wicker on the Economy

Updated: 08/28/2010 - The national unemployment rate for the month of July was 9.5 percent. According to the United State Department of Labor, 25 states posted jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S.figure. Seven states, however, had measurably higher rates. One of them was Mississippi. For the month of July, Mississippi had a jobless rate of 11.5 percent. That's why Senator Roger Wicker is focusing on job creation.

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Northeast Elementary School Leading the Way

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Northeast Elementary School is only 1 of 10 schools in Mississippi to receive a Nutritional Integrity Grant through the Bower Foundation. With that grant, a new combitherm oven was bought that will drastically improve the nutritional value of the foods the children eat.

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Feds to Remove Temporary Cap from Gulf Well

Updated: 09/24/2010 - The federal government says it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap keeping oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that it can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed.

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Judge upholds MBCI Decision

Updated: 09/24/2010 - A judge has upheld a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians decision denying a petition for an election on a casino

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Devastating Fire Engulfs former Headstart Building

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Many questions remain about exactly what caused a devastating fire Friday morning at a former Headstart building. Firefighters responded around 2:15 Friday morning to the Old East End Headstart Center on 11th Avenue. Upon arrival they say the entire 400 foot long structure was engulfed in flames.

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Fire At Old Meridian Headstart Building

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Many questions are remaining about exactly what caused a devastating fire Friday Morning at a former headstart building.

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Meridian Police Get Dive Training

Posted: 08/27/2010 - The officers learned to search for bodies, evidence and also weapons that could possibly be thrown in the water.

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New Plant Coming to Newton County

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Thanks to a 500 million dollar economic development project, three new plants will be built within Mississippi, creating 1000 jobs. The plants will be located in Columbus, Franklin and Newton counties.

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United Way Campaign Kickoff

Updated: 08/26/2010 - The United Way Campaign of East Mississippi kicked off Thursday with a big goal in mind. Last year, volunteers of United Way set a goal of 800,000 dollars and easily surpassed that. That's why they've raised the bar this year. They're hoping to raise 900,000 dollars and that will go to various agencies in our area.

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Meridian-Based Company Looking to Hire

Help Wanted

Updated: 08/26/2010 - People interested in a new job took advantage of a job fair sponsored by Meridian-based One Life America Insurance.

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Wicker Conducts 'Listening Tour'

Updated: 08/26/2010 - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker made a stop in Meridian Thursday. He's currently on a 5-week recess from Washington.

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Yates Creates Jobs with Recycling Idea

Updated: 08/26/2010 - A local construction company that usually builds courthouses and casinos has invented a way to clean oily boom so it can be stored, recycled or used again.

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Strong Armed Robbery in Meridian

Updated: 08/26/2010 - Meridian police were called to Village Apartments Thursday morning, after a reported robbery.

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Barbour Asks EPA to Stop Casino

Posted: 08/26/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has asked the federal government to stop construction of a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians casino in Jones County, citing possible wastewater problems.

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Budget Work in High Gear for City

Updated: 08/25/2010 - In a difficult economic time, many people are having to find ways to make cuts in their budgets. Cities like Meridian are having to do the same thing.

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Law Enforcement Hoping 'Spice' Will Be Banned

"dragon spice"

Updated: 08/25/2010 - Local law enforcement officials say more and more people, particularly young people, are using and getting high off a synthetic form of marijuana.

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Patients Say CMRC Services Vital to Them

Updated: 08/25/2010 - With the possibility it might be closed, some of the people who say they have been helped by Central Mississippi Residential Center are speaking out about its benefits.

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Local Tea Party Meets

Posted: 08/25/2010 - is urging people to not only vote in upcoming elections, but to also get involved in the process.

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