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Sen. Jack Gordon to Undergo Brain Surgery

Posted: 07/22/2010 - Colleagues say longtime state Sen. Jack Gordon of Okolona is scheduled for brain surgery Friday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

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A.G. Finds No Basis to Halt New Choctaw Casino

Posted: 07/21/2010 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says there is "no viable legal cause of action" for the state to block a casino proposed on Choctaw tribal land in Jones County.

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Homeland Security Gets Grants

Updated: 07/20/2010 - Meridian's homeland security department has received two grants from the state of Mississippi.

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Winter Calls for Pre-K Education

Updated: 07/20/2010 - The Mississippi governor who championed the establishment of kindergarten in public schools says the state is still being left behind.

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MVSU Honors Thompson

Posted: 07/19/2010 - Mississippi Valley State University has named its student plaza in honor of U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson.

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Sumter Sheriff-Elect Talks About Goals

Updated: 07/16/2010 - There will soon be a new sheriff in Sumter County, after voters made their decision at the polls earlier this week.

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House OKs Overhaul of NFIP

Posted: 07/16/2010 - The U.S. House has voted to overhaul the debt-ridden federal program that provides flood insurance to more than 5 million homeowners and businesses located in flood-prone areas.

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Supervisors Fair or Unfair on Budget?

Updated: 07/15/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisors have wrapped up their first round of budget talks with department heads. According to one supervisor, so far, the process has not seemed fair.

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Sparks, Bentley Pledge to Stay Positive

Posted: 07/14/2010 - The Republican and Democratic nominees for governor of Alabama say they plan to run positive campaigns without attacking each other with negative ads.

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State Officials Spotlight Misuse of Funds

Updated: 07/14/2010 - State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney announced an investigation into the misuse of volunteer fire department funds.

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City Employees Appeal Layoffs

Posted: 07/13/2010 - Three Meridian employees who were laid off in a round of city budget cuts have appealed their termination to the Civil Service Commission.

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Elected Officials Oppose Choctaw Casino Expansion

Posted: 07/13/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour and six other statewide elected officials are asking the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to drop plans to expand tribal gaming into Jones County.

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Turnout Light in Alabama Runoffs

Posted: 07/13/2010 - Alabama voters appear to be turning out in small numbers in the Democratic and Republican primary runoffs.

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Alabama Voters Decide Runoffs Tuesday

Updated: 07/12/2010 - Alabama's runoff elections are Tuesday. There are Democratic runoffs for sheriff in both Choctaw and Sumter counties.

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Lawmakers Still Have Two Retirement Plans

Posted: 07/09/2010 - Mississippi lawmakers continue to see two retirement pensions: the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan (SLRP).

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Petition to Force Choctaw Casino Vote Fails

Updated: 12/23/2010 - The election commission of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has rejected a petition that sought an election on expansion of tribal gaming into Jones County.

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