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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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Sewell, Smoot Hope to Make Alabama History

Updated: 07/07/2010 - The winner of the Democratic primary runoff Tuesday for the 7th Congressional District seat could become the first woman elected to Congress from Alabama in a contested vote.

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Feds Seek Reinstatement of Drilling Moratorium

Updated: 07/07/2010 - Federal authorities have asked an appeals court to reinstate a moratorium on deep water drilling declared after BP's oil well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico.

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New Administrator Begins Work

Updated: 07/06/2010 - Lauderdale County's new administrator is coming into the job facing the same tight budget for Fiscal 2011.

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Sheriff Appointment Latest

Updated: 06/29/2010 - A new sheriff has been appointed in Greene County, Ala., but commissioners are trying to block the governor's choice.

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Vice-President to Visit Gulf

Updated: 06/25/2010 - The White House confirms that Vice-President Joe Biden will travel to the Gulf Coast Tuesday to review the efforts to combat the massive oil spill.

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Supervisors Working on New Budget

Updated: 06/24/2010 - Lauderdale County's board of supervisors has begin the lengthy process of budget meetings, as it prepares an FY 2011 budget.

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