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March of Dimes Fundraiser Underway

Updated: 09/17/2009 - The March of Dimes is preparing for its annual March for Babies, a fundraiser to help in the fight against birth defects.

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Macon Reports Missing Person

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Investigators in Macon are looking for help from the public in finding a man who has been missing since late last week.

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Suspect Arrested in Memphis

Posted: 09/17/2009 - A man featured as one of Wayne County's most wanted suspects is now back in custody.

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MHA Gets Funding for Scholarships

Updated: 09/17/2009 - The Meridian Housing Authority is celebrating getting one of only three public housing grants for scholarships in the nation.

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Summit on Education Strategies

Posted: 09/17/2009 - During a statewide education summit Wednesday, Gov. Haley Barbour hinted that we may see more of the state's budget cut this year.

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New Indictment in Immigration Raid

Updated: 09/17/2009 - The personnel director of a Mississippi company targeted in the nation's largest raid on undocumented workers faces a new federal indictment for allegedly hiring people he knew were illegal immigrants.

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Senate Votes to Allow Guns on Amtrak

Posted: 09/16/2009 - The U.S. Senate has passed a measure that would let Amtrak rail passengers carry handguns in their checked bags.

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Remembering Hurricane Ivan

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Wednesday marked the anniversary of a storm that has almost been forgotten, Hurricane Ivan.

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Wreck Near WLHS

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Three young people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after an accident near West Lauderdale High School.

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Groups Call for Henson, Smith to Resign

Updated: 09/16/2009 - The Meridian-Lauderdale County chapter of the NAACP and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion are calling for two city council members to resign.

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Teens and Safe Driving

Posted: 09/16/2009 - Riley Hospital hosted a teen driver safety awareness program to talk about dangerous behavior, such as drinking and driving.

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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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