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Harper Campaigns in Meridian

Updated: 02/22/2012 - Cong. Gregg Harper included Meridian in his campaign stops during the congressional recess.

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Governor Seeks Funding for His Staff

Updated: 02/22/2012 - Gov. Phil Bryant is requesting additional funding to cover staff expenses through the end of this fiscal year and to replace the free labor formerly provided by inmates.

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City Issues Paving, Drainage Bonds

Posted: 02/21/2012 - The city of Meridian Tuesday night authorized a bond issue of $4.5 million for paving and drainage work.

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Bryant Sees Progress on His Agenda

Updated: 02/17/2012 - As lawmakers hammer out, debate and sometimes argue over policy and legislation, the state's top leader is working to maneuver his plans through the legislative maze.

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Parole Board Turned Down 16 Inmate Requests

Posted: 02/17/2012 - The Mississippi Parole Board rejected 16 inmates' requests for freedom before they were given full pardons by Gov. Haley Barbour. State law does not require a governor to follow the board's recommendations.

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Reaction to Mississippi Immigration Bill

Updated: 02/16/2012 - A bill has been proposed in the Mississippi Legislature to crack down on illegal immigration, but some say it could cost the state jobs.

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City Hall Gets Back to Business

Updated: 02/16/2012 - Employees have returned to Meridian City Hall, five years after it was closed for renovations.

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House Passes A.G. Bill

Posted: 02/16/2012 - A bill designed to limit the power of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has passed the House

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New Section of Highway 19 Now 4-Lane

Updated: 02/15/2012 - Driving between Philadelphia and Meridian just became a bit easier as a four-lane portion of Highway 19 in Lauderdale County reopened Wednesday.

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Lawmakers Consider New Immigration Law

Posted: 02/15/2012 - A bill in the House of Representatives is looking to change Mississippi's immigration laws. The measure is modeled after an Alabama law that passed about six months ago.

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Alabama House Passes Economic Development Bills

Posted: 02/14/2012 - The Alabama House has passed a bill that was a key component of an economic development package supported by Republican legislative leaders and by Gov. Robert Bentley.

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Proposed Interstate from Augusta to Natchez

Updated: 02/14/2012 - A federal report details plans for a possible new interstate highway that would move traffic from Augusta through central Georgia and Alabama to Natchez, Miss.

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Council of Governments Meets

Updated: 02/14/2012 - At the first 2012 meeting of the Council of Governments, the tax assessor reminded property owners of the homestead exemption deadline.

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Court Hears Arguments over Pardons

Updated: 02/10/2012 - The Mississippi Supreme Court held a lengthy hearing Thursday on whether recent pardons by Gov. Haley Barbour were legal.

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