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Lawmakers Hold Budget Hearings

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Mississippi lawmakers kick off hearings this week as they start the long road toward budgeting taxpayers' money for the coming fiscal year.

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Celebrating the Gift of Life

Updated: 09/21/2009 - There is no gift, like the gift of life. Organ recipients and donors know this better than anyone. They got to show their appreciation at an Organ Donor Ceremony.

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Coastal Restoration Plan Recommended

Posted: 09/20/2009 - An Army Corps of Engineers' report is recommending a $1.2 billion coastal restoration plan for Mississippi.

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Mississippi Budget Process Starts

Posted: 09/20/2009 - Mississippi lawmakers this week will begin the long process of deciding how to spend taxpayers' money next year.

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Meridian Citizens Initiate Neighborhood Watch

Updated: 09/21/2009 - A serious of break-ins have led Meridian citizens to take action. They've initiated a Neighborhood Watch to protect each other. For them, it will be all about observation and awareness.

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Gourd Festival 2009

Updated: 09/19/2009 - It's been six years since the Gourd Festival first started and it's still going strong. The annual event drew a crowd from near-by areas and places as far as the coast. Gourd enthusiasts were everywhere!

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Jackson State Band Members Accused of Hazing

Posted: 09/19/2009 - Jackson State University officials say about 20 members of the school's marching band are accused of being involved in hazing and have been suspended.

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Cosgrove: Shelton Not Catholic Priest

Updated: 09/18/2009 - A man arrested in Lauderdale County for computer luring of a minor allegedly made false claims that he is a Catholic priest.

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More Apparent Swine Flu in Schools

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Updated: 09/18/2009 - As swine flu widens its net, more students are falling victim to it, including dozens of students who were out sick this week at Southeast Lauderdale campuses.

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Portion of 7th Street Open Again

Updated: 09/18/2009 - Meridian officials say a portion of a downtown street that has been closed for several weeks is now back open.

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Church Van Wrecks on Interstate

Updated: 09/18/2009 - A van from a Louisiana church wrecked Friday morning on Interstate 59 in Clarke County, near the north Enterprise exit.

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State NAACP Chief: MHP Promotion System Flawed

Posted: 09/18/2009 - The head of a civil rights group says a new promotion system for Mississippi Highway Patrol officers still runs the risk of discriminating against black troopers.

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Weighing Skill Trades vs. College Degree

Posted: 09/18/2009 - Mississippi's relatively new high school redesign program lets students choose coursework based on their career interest. So far, the program is in 39 of the state's 152 school districts.

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Temple Brings Nostalgia Back to Town

Updated: 09/17/2009 - A big concert Friday night at the Temple Theatre will feature some of the best-loved groups from the fifties and sixties.

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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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