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MAS Holds Educational Workshop in Meridian

Posted: 10/11/2010 - County supervisors from all parts of Mississippi will be in Meridian for part of this week, attending the Mississippi Association of Supervisors' Educational Workshop.

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Jones: Health Care Should Be Priority

Updated: 10/11/2010 - Some Mississippi lawmakers say funding health care programs in the state could be more difficult, due to a tough economy.

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Hosemann Launching Voter Education Campaign

Posted: 10/11/2010 - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he is launching a voter education campaign for the weeks leading up to the general election.

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Judge Hears Arguments on 'Personhood' Initiative

Posted: 10/07/2010 - Attorneys on both sides are scheduled to make arguments Thursday in a lawsuit that challenges a proposed 'personhood' amendment for the 2011 Mississippi ballot.

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Barbour Issues Statewide Burn Ban

Updated: 10/06/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has issued a statewide burn ban, as record dry weather continues to increase the risk of wildfires in Mississippi.

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Candidates Weigh in on Bingo Charges

Posted: 10/05/2010 - Some present and former candidates for governor of Alabama commented on indictments that were issued in a probe into an alleged bribery scheme involving the state's bingo parlors.

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Eleven Indicted, One Guilty Plea in Bribery Probe

Updated: 10/04/2010 - Federal officials have indicted the owner of Alabama's largest casino, four state senators and several top lobbyists in an alleged scheme to buy and sell votes.

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Southern Waste Gets to Work

Updated: 10/03/2010 - Southern Waste went to work Friday as the provider of Meridian's waste collection.

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Drainage Problem Fixed in Quitman

Updated: 10/01/2010 - A drainage problem in Quitman, that contributed to the death of a 5-year-old boy, has now been fixed.

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Former Governor William Winter and Wife Honored

Updated: 10/01/2010 - The group usually names a citizen of the year, but with this year's candidates, the Human Relations Commission of Lauderdale County Council of Governments thought Former Mississippi Governor William Winter and his wife, Elise Winter deserve a lifetime achievement award for all their state and national contributions.

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City, County Have Jail Agreement

Updated: 09/30/2010 - The Meridian City Council agreed Thursday to renew its contract with Lauderdale County to house city inmates at the county jail.

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Petition to Ban Eminent Domain Submitted

Updated: 09/30/2010 - Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation president, David Waide, says he's confident voters will approve an amendment that would ban the government from taking private property for private economic development projects.

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'See the Spending' Website Operational

Updated: 09/30/2010 - If you've ever wondered how much your city, county, or the state government is spending, the answers are now just a few clicks away.

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City-County Jail Contract in Limbo

Updated: 09/29/2010 - Meridian's agreement to house prisoners at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility will expire Sept. 30.

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Census, Redistricting Could Snag 2011 Elections

Updated: 09/29/2010 - As Mississippians get geared up for state and county elections next year, there are concerns that redistricting from the 2010 census could cause major problems.

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