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Hitt Elected Board VP

Posted: 03/01/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisors settled the issue of a board vice-president with a vote at Monday's meeting.

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Hearing on Valley Road Closure

Updated: 03/01/2010 - Residents of Meridian and Lauderdale County get to make their voices heard Monday night on an issue that has stirred some strong emotions.

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More Talks on Budget But No Agreement

Posted: 02/26/2010 - Negotiators met briefly Friday at the Mississippi Capitol, but didn't agree on a plan to plug holes in the state budget.

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ACLU Loses Appeal on Felons Voting

Posted: 02/26/2010 - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of lawsuit filed by the ACLU, which claimed convicted felons in Mississippi were being denied their constitutional right to vote in presidential elections.

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Health Care Summit Ends

Updated: 02/25/2010 - Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker says about 59 percent of Americans and most Mississippians don't want the bill proposed by Democrats.

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Barbour Vetoes Budget Bill

Posted: 02/25/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour followed through on his promise to veto a bill that would've restored more than one-fifth of the budget cuts he has made.

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State Troopers to Drive Less

Posted: 02/24/2010 - Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Simpson says his agency has cut the miles troopers can travel as part of an effort to save money.

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Senator Richard Shelby on Iran and NASA

Posted: 02/22/2010 - United States Senator for Alabama Richard Shelby discusses issues the country is facing as well as the rest of the world. He talks about dealing with Iran and their nuclear power.

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Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Visits the State

Posted: 02/22/2010 - Alabama Senator Richard Shelby visited the state Saturday. He made three stops within Alabama. First Sumter County, then Marengo County, and finally Choctaw County, all to speak with residents.

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Meridian Smoking Ordinance Now in Effect

Updated: 02/19/2010 - A smoking ordinance went into effect Friday in Meridian. It effectively bans smoking in public buildings, including restaurants and bars. Not everyone is happy about it.

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County Administrator Never Formally Resigned

Updated: 02/18/2010 - It has been one month since the debate began about whether Lauderdale County administrator, Mike Sumrall resigned or was fired. Now an e-mail has surfaced which could answer some questions.

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College Board Asks Universities to Confer

Posted: 02/18/2010 - Mississippi University for Women president, Dr. Claudia Limbert, says she and Mississippi State University officials will explore ways to consolidate operations.

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Alabama Senate to Address Bingo Legislation

Posted: 02/18/2010 - The chairman of the Alabama Senate Rules Committee said he plans to seek a vote in the Senate next week on legislation that would regulate, tax and expand electronic bingo casinos statewide.

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Senate Approves $79 Million Budget Plug

Posted: 02/18/2010 - The Mississippi Senate has agreed to a House plan to restore $79 million in state budget cuts. It will likely be vetoed by the governor.

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Community Colleges Seek Funding Boost

Updated: 02/18/2010 - Representatives of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges went to the Capitol Thursday, urging legislators to steer more money their way.

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