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Proposed Bill to Fund Research

Updated: 01/31/2012 - Alabama state Sen. Marc Keahey has proposed a bill that would use fees paid for traffic violations, such as DUI and reckless driving, to fund research into spinal cord injuries.

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Grand Jury Urges Juvenile Center Solution

Posted: 01/27/2012 - The latest Lauderdale County grand jury has recommended officials move ahead with a solution to address problems at the juvenile center.

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Lawmakers Working to Expand Charter Schools

Posted: 01/27/2012 - With even opponents conceding that a bill expanding charter schools in Mississippi is likely to pass, lawmakers are trying to hash out details of a new law.

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Mississippi Supreme Court Suspends Judge

Posted: 01/27/2012 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has suspended Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey W. Thompson from office for 30 days without pay.

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Defense Cutting Plans

Updated: 01/26/2012 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta outlined a plan for dealing with nearly $500 billion in defense cuts over the next decade, including a new round of domestic base closures.

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No Files on Pardoned Trusties, Others

Posted: 01/25/2012 - The Associated Press made public records requests for documents on trusties and some others pardoned by Haley Barbour, but state officials say they don't have them.

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Scrushy Sentenced to 70 Months

Posted: 01/25/2012 - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy was given 70 months in prison at his second sentencing hearing.

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Sheriff Proposes New Choctaw County Jail

Updated: 01/25/2012 - The Choctaw County Jail just recently reopened after being shut down due to fire hazards determined by the state. Now, officials want to build a new facility.

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Judge to Hear Hood's Challenge of Pardons

Posted: 01/23/2012 - The Mississippi attorney general's office says it has not been able to find one of the five former trusties pardoned by Haley Barbour during his final days as governor.

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Governor Honors Tuskegee Airmen

Posted: 01/20/2012 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Friday signed a proclamation honoring the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

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Hearing on Barbour's Pardons Set for Monday

Posted: 01/20/2012 - Some people who could lose pardons granted by former Mississippi governor, Haley Barbour, may not have met constitutionally required public notification standards because they received ambiguous instructions.

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