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Lawmakers Tackling Budgets

Posted: 09/20/2010 - Lawmakers are meeting this week to start on the 2012 budget. They estimate this could mean $500 million less going in to the 2012 budget year.

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Meridian City Hall Update

Updated: 09/17/2010 - Meridian officials expect to be in a newly renovated city hall by the end of February 2011.

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Choctaw Approved for Funding

Posted: 09/16/2010 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will get more than a million dollars from the Department of Justice for crime fighting.

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Hundreds Rally for Release of Mississippi Women

Life Sentence (WOWT)

Posted: 09/15/2010 - Nearly 200 protesters marched to the governor's mansion and the Mississippi Capitol to call for the release of two sisters who are serving life sentences for a robbery that netted $11.

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Governor Appoints Judge

Updated: 09/14/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour is filling a circuit judgeship in four central Mississippi counties by moving the area's top prosecutor into the job.

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Norma L. Fields Dies at 86

Updated: 09/24/2010 - A veteran reporter who spent nearly three decades covering state politics, feature stories and other news for the North Mississippi Daily Journal has died.

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Delegation Seeks Federal Funding

Updated: 09/13/2010 - A city of Meridian delegation is headed to Washington this week to try to secure funding to relocate the police department and some county departments into the old Sears building.

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A Look Ahead at State Budget

Updated: 09/13/2010 - Mississippi lawmakers are a week away from the start of committee budget talks for the upcoming year.

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Educational Committee Releases Report

Posted: 09/10/2010 - A commission reviewing Mississippi's public school structure has proposed steps to smooth the way for school districts to consolidate.

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Funding Crisis Averted at Mental Health Centers

Updated: 09/09/2010 - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health has agreed to pay half the cost of Medicaid matching funds to help the state's 15 community mental health centers through June 2012.

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Tax Hike Expected

Updated: 09/08/2010 - It appears that a property tax increase in Lauderdale County is all but inevitable.

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Supervisors Hear from Public

Updated: 09/07/2010 - Lauderdale County residents Tuesday evening had the opportunity to speak out about a possible tax increase.

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Override Fails, Compromise Sought

Updated: 09/07/2010 - An effort by the Meridian City Council to override a mayoral veto of a garbage contract failed Tuesday. Budget issues also remain for the city.

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City Council Faces Money Decisions

Updated: 09/03/2010 - Many requests have been made by groups and organizations for contributions and grants from the city of Meridian. Many are likely to be disappointed.

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