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Proposal Coming to Merge Schools, Force Elections

Updated: 12/08/2011 - When the 2012 Mississippi legislative session opens, state superintendent, Dr. Tom Burnham, will propose a law allowing the state to either forcibly merge schools or require new elections within failing school districts.

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EMSH Hosts Lawmakers

Updated: 12/06/2011 - East Mississippi State Hospital hosted state legislators Tuesday to show how state funding is being used and make a case for future funding.

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Flags to be Lowered for Pearl Harbor Day

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has ordered state flags lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.

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PSC Fines Two Telemarketers

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Two telemarketers have been fined a total of $220,000 for reportedly violating Mississippi's no-call law.

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Barbour Backs Taxing Online, Catalog Sales

Posted: 12/05/2011 - Gov. Haley Barbour is backing a congressional proposal to allow states to directly collect sales taxes from Internet and catalog merchants.

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Waller Remembered

Posted: 12/03/2011 - Former Mississippi Governor William "Bill" Waller was laid to rest Saturday

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New Alabama Districts Approved

Posted: 11/22/2011 - The U.S. Justice Department has approved new lines for congressional districts and for the state school board that were drawn by the Alabama Legislature earlier this year.

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Judges Ready to Redraw Congressional Districts

Posted: 11/22/2011 - A panel of three federal judges said Tuesday that it would draw new lines for Mississippi's four congressional districts, if the state legislature doesn't meet a deadline in about two weeks for a new map.

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Boswell to Retire a Bit Early

Posted: 11/22/2011 - One of the most vocal figures within Lauderdale County government is stepping down a couple of days before the end of his term.

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