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Ex-Senate Aide Sentenced for Corruption

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A former aide to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has been sentenced to time in a halfway house and home detention for swapping legislative favors for gifts and favors.

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City Council Hears 2011 Priorities

Updated: 01/04/2011 - The Meridian City Council heard about the mayor's plans for the new year during its first meeting of 2011.

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Candidates Make Plans for Supervisors Races

Posted: 01/04/2011 - On the first day for qualifying, several candidates either filed their qualifying papers to run for Lauderdale County supervisor or declared their intentions to do so.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Face Redistricting

Updated: 01/04/2011 - Because of population shifts in the past 10 years, big changes are expected for some Mississippi voting districts. It could also reshape the state legislature.

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Redistricting Talk Already A Bit Testy

Posted: 01/03/2011 - Even before the 2011 Mississippi Legislature convenes, there is a little controversy surrounding plans for redistricting from the 2010 U.S. Census.

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Bryant Announces Gubernatorial Run

Updated: 01/03/2011 - Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant included Meridian in a string of cities where he announced his plans to seek the Republican nomination for governor.

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Candidates Enter Mississippi Governor's Race

Updated: 01/03/2011 - Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, makes an appearance in Meridian Monday to announce he's running for governor. Others have also made their intentions official.

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Graves Nomination Dies in U.S. Senate

Updated: 12/23/2010 - The U.S. Senate has failed to act on the nomination of Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James E. Graves, Jr., to a federal appeals post.

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Council Approves Hiring Lobbyist

Posted: 12/22/2010 - The Meridian City Council voted Tuesday night to move forward with plans to hire a Washington lobbying firm.

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District 5 Reacts to Boswell

Updated: 12/21/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisor Ray Boswell has accused the media and law enforcement of being against him, and has said that his life has been threatened.

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Barbour Responds to Criticism of Interview

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Gov. Barbour is rebutting critics who say he sugar-coated Mississippi's history of racial integration in an interview with The Weekly Standard.

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Supervisors Approve Payment of Fine

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisors voted Monday night to pay a fine imposed by the state Department of Environmental Quality.

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Twin States Won't Pick Up House Seats

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Mississippi and Alabama are not expected to gain or lose a congressional seat because of U.S. Census population figures.

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Auditor Probes MDOT Consultant Contract

Posted: 12/20/2010 - The Mississippi Auditor's Office is investigating a Mississippi Department of Transportation contract that reportedly paid a Virginia railroad consultant more than $800,000.

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Ethics Chief: Sups Violated Open Meetings Act

Posted: 12/18/2010 - The head of Mississippi's Ethics Commission says Lauderdale County supervisors violated Mississippi's Open Meetings Act during a closed session in September.

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Alabama House Votes to Cut Off AEA Dues

Posted: 12/15/2010 - The Alabama House ended a 15-hour round-the-clock filibuster and passed a bill that would cut off the main source of funds for the Alabama Education Association and other groups representing public employees in the state.

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EMSH Lobbies Amid Budget Cutting

Updated: 12/14/2010 - State budget cuts are hitting local mental health facilities in Mississippi hard, but they are lobbying for funds as we come upon the next legislative session in January.

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