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UWA President Placed on Administrative Leave

Updated: 03/03/2014 - After a two-hour meeting Monday afternoon, the University of West Alabama board of trustees voted to not renew the contract for Dr. Richard Holland.

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Reeves Unveiling New Teacher Pay Raise Proposal

Updated: 03/03/2014 - The Mississippi Senate will consider a teacher pay raise plan that's different from a proposal already passed by the House. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants to see whether February tax collections were weak or strong before deciding whether to seek a new, larger revenue estimate for the coming year.

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Childers Enters Mississippi Senate Race

Posted: 02/28/2014 - Travis Childers, a Democrat who served just over two years in Congress, says he's running for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi.

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Gene Taylor Switches Parties

Updated: 02/28/2014 - Longtime Democratic congressman, Gene Taylor, who lost his seat in 2010, is running again but this time as a Republican.

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Alabama Senate Passes Education Budget with Bonus

Posted: 02/28/2014 - The Alabama Senate has approved an education budget that would fund a one-time bonus of 1 percent for public school employees and add 250 teachers in middle schools.

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Butler Breaks Ground for McDonald's

Updated: 02/27/2014 - The Choctaw County (Ala.) Chamber of Commerce held the official groundbreaking for a new McDonald's location Thursday.

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House Passes MAEC Funding Bill

Posted: 02/26/2014 - A bill passed overwhelmingly in the Mississippi House to provide funding for the Arts and Entertainment Center in Meridian.

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Committee Revises Teacher Pay Raise Proposal

Posted: 02/26/2014 - An Alabama Senate committee has approved an education budget that tosses out the governor's recommended 2 percent pay raise for public school employees.

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Appeals Court to Hear Mississippi Abortion Law Case

Updated: 02/26/2014 - A federal appeals court is expected to hear oral arguments in late April or early May in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 law that could close Mississippi's only abortion clinic.

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Mayor of Jackson Has Died

Updated: 02/25/2014 - Numerous sources have confirmed the death of Jackson's mayor, Chokwe Lumumba.

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Proposed State Poem and Cat Head Biscuits

Updated: 02/25/2014 - A bill to make "I Am Mississippi" the state poem has again been filed in the Mississippi Legislature. Its author says at the heart of a previous controversy was a line about cat head biscuits.

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