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Lawmakers Discuss IHL Funding

Posted: 09/25/2009 - More tuition and fewer academic programs were two possibilities discussed during budget talks with the Institutions of Higher Learning in Jackson.

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Group to Hold Protest Rally

Posted: 09/24/2009 - Citizens for Diversity and Inclusion has scheduled a rally for Sunday, to protest Mayor Cheri Barry's pick for police chief and his confirmation by the city council.

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Hosemann: Voter ID Likely on 2011 Ballot

Posted: 09/23/2009 - Mississippi's top election official says a voter-identification initiative is more likely to appear on statewide ballots in 2011, rather than 2010.

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Legislative Budget Committee Conducts Hearings

Posted: 09/21/2009 - This week, state lawmakers will hear from dozens of state agencies, as they start to plan next year's budget. But with financial challenges, not all the requests can be fulfilled.

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Barbour Wants State ACORN Funding Cut Off

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour has issued an executive order ending any state funding given to the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, known as ACORN.

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Senate Votes to Allow Guns on Amtrak

Posted: 09/16/2009 - The U.S. Senate has passed a measure that would let Amtrak rail passengers carry handguns in their checked bags.

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Groups Call for Henson, Smith to Resign

Updated: 09/16/2009 - The Meridian-Lauderdale County chapter of the NAACP and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion are calling for two city council members to resign.

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County Approves New Budget

Updated: 09/16/2009 - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has passed the fiscal 2010 budget.

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Mayor Responds to Criticism

Updated: 09/14/2009 - Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry says she is surprised by complaints about her recent appointments and those to come.

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Group Questions Other Barry Appointments

Updated: 09/14/2009 - Aside from the appointment of a new chief of police in Meridian, members of the NAACP and newly-formed Committee for Diversity and Inclusion are calling attention to concerns they have about other appointments.

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Group Objects to Barry Appointments

Updated: 09/14/2009 - A Meridian group is asking Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry to reconsider her choice for the new chief of police.

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Wicker: "There are major problems"

Posted: 09/09/2009 - In advance of President Barack Obama's health care speech to Congress, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker spoke about proposed reform.

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Supervisors Review Budget Proposal

Posted: 09/09/2009 - Supervisors checked each area of the budget Tuesday to see what needed adjusting. After making a few moves, the board said it believes they have a good year ahead.

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Obama's Speech Stirred Controversy

Updated: 09/08/2009 - A speech by President Obama to students via the Internet Tuesday caused a controversy, locally and around the nation.

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Supervisors Analyze New Budget

Posted: 09/03/2009 - The county budget was of concern for the Lauderdale County board of supervisors at its Thursday work session.

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Harper Visits 186th ARW

Updated: 09/02/2009 - There is still some concern about the future of Meridian's Air National Guard unit. Cong. Gregg Harper discussed its status with base officials Wednesday.

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Harper on Health Care Reform

Posted: 09/02/2009 - Third District Congressman Gregg Harper is expressing doubts about the future of proposed health care reform.

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Team Says First Impressions Matter

Updated: 08/31/2009 - There is a saying that 'you never get a second chance to make a first impression'. Some local small towns are taking that advice to heart.

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