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Grant Awarded for Winston County Economic Plan

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Posted: 08/27/2014 - The Economic Development Administration has awarded a $100,000 grant to help foster economic development in Winston County, damaged by a tornado Apr. 28.

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Louisiana Governor Sues Feds over Common Core

Updated: 08/27/2014 - Louisiana's governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

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AG Gets More Time to File Response

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood now has until Sept. 26 to file a response to Charles Ray Crawford's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction.

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Mississippi Ballot Lists Cochran as Senate Nominee

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Mississippi elections commissioners have approved a November ballot listing Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate.

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Advocates for Poor Concerned about New Law

Posted: 08/25/2014 - A new law in Mississippi could lead to drug testing of applicants for welfare, but advocates say they're concerned about the ripple effect.

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Challenger Wants Debates with Governor

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Parker Griffith says he's challenging Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to a series of debates. But Bentley's office says Griffith has not contacted the governor's campaign.

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House Speaker Plans Listening Tour of State

Updated: 08/25/2014 - Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will make several stops across the state in late September to gather ideas for the 2015 legislative session.

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Election Dispute Trial Moved to Sept. 16

Posted: 08/22/2014 - A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win.

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Council Discusses New Budget

Updated: 08/21/2014 - Members of the Meridian City Council Thursday discussed departmental proposals that have been submitted for the FY 2015 budget.

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Bentley, Griffith Make Pitch to Commissioners

Updated: 08/22/2014 - Republican Gov. Robert Bentley and his Democratic opponent, former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, were invited to address the annual convention of county commissioners in Orange Beach.

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Meridian City Council Reviewing 2015 Budget

Updated: 08/20/2014 - The Meridian City Council is taking the final steps in passing the city's budget for the next fiscal year, and members say they're trying to do so without a tax increase.

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Status Hearing Held on Election Challenge

Updated: 08/22/2014 - A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says his intention is to have the case settled in time for the November general election.

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McDaniel Files Election Challenge

Updated: 08/14/2014 - State Sen. Chris McDaniel has filed a petition in Jones County Circuit Court, seeking a review of the June 24 GOP runoff.

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