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Petition to Ban Eminent Domain Submitted

Updated: 09/30/2010 - Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation president, David Waide, says he's confident voters will approve an amendment that would ban the government from taking private property for private economic development projects.

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'See the Spending' Website Operational

Updated: 09/30/2010 - If you've ever wondered how much your city, county, or the state government is spending, the answers are now just a few clicks away.

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City-County Jail Contract in Limbo

Updated: 09/29/2010 - Meridian's agreement to house prisoners at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility will expire Sept. 30.

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Census, Redistricting Could Snag 2011 Elections

Updated: 09/29/2010 - As Mississippians get geared up for state and county elections next year, there are concerns that redistricting from the 2010 census could cause major problems.

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Hearing Set on Challenge to Personhood Amendment

Posted: 09/24/2010 - A Hinds County circuit judge is set to hear arguments Oct. 7 in a lawsuit that seeks to block a proposed state constitutional amendment defining life as beginning at conception.

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Residents Weigh In on Garbage Debate

Updated: 09/23/2010 - The mayor and three members of the Meridian City Council have been at odds for a month about which company should get a new waste pickup contract. Thursday, Newscenter 11 asked residents for their opinions.

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ECCC Hosts Voter Registration Drive

Updated: 09/23/2010 - East Central Community College took a step Thursday to make sure eligible students are registered to vote.

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Deadline Looming on Garbage Contract

Updated: 09/22/2010 - The city of Meridian has eight days to come up with a solution to its garbage dispute. If not, it could get smelly.

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Universities Seek Restoration of Stimulus Funds

Posted: 09/22/2010 - Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds says Mississippi's universities have shaved $91 million from operating expenses, but will still need more state money next fiscal year.

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Lawmakers Tackling Budgets

Posted: 09/20/2010 - Lawmakers are meeting this week to start on the 2012 budget. They estimate this could mean $500 million less going in to the 2012 budget year.

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Meridian City Hall Update

Updated: 09/17/2010 - Meridian officials expect to be in a newly renovated city hall by the end of February 2011.

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Choctaw Approved for Funding

Posted: 09/16/2010 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will get more than a million dollars from the Department of Justice for crime fighting.

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Hundreds Rally for Release of Mississippi Women

Life Sentence (WOWT)

Posted: 09/15/2010 - Nearly 200 protesters marched to the governor's mansion and the Mississippi Capitol to call for the release of two sisters who are serving life sentences for a robbery that netted $11.

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