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Senate Committee Refining Immigration Proposal

Posted: 01/12/2011 - The head of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety says a proposed immigration enforcement law could cause a burden on some law enforcement agencies.

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DuPree Files Qualifying Papers for Governor

Updated: 01/12/2011 - Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree says he's running for Mississippi governor because he wants to help the state reach its full potential in health care, education and jobs.

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Mississippi Elections Still Set for Tuesday

Updated: 01/10/2011 - A spokesman says Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will decide Monday whether to delay Tuesday's special elections because of wintry weather.

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Burnham Runs for Superintendent

Posted: 01/07/2011 - The race for Lauderdale County superintendent of schools got more Friday when a principal threw his hat in the ring.

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Moore to Seek Second Term

Posted: 01/07/2011 - Kemper County's sheriff's race will feature the two men who faced off in the Democratic Primary in 2007.

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County Cleans Illegal Dump Site

Updated: 01/07/2011 - Lauderdale County used workers and equipment to clean up an illegal dump site on private land this week, but says it was authorized.

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Bus Fares Likely to be Raised

Updated: 01/06/2011 - The Meridian Transit System board of directors will likely vote to increase bus fares by a little more than a quarter, to compensate for budget cuts.

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Panel: Gulf Oil Spill Could Happen Again

Posted: 01/06/2011 - A presidential panel concludes that disasters like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig could happen again without significant reform.

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President Resubmits Judicial Nominations to Senate

Posted: 01/05/2011 - President Barack Obama has resubmitted a batch of federal judicial nominations that didn't clear the Senate last year, including Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James Graves.

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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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