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$872 Million in Katrina Money Still Unspent

Updated: 09/12/2013 - Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn't spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm.

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Mississippi Gets Labor Department Grant

Posted: 09/11/2013 - The state of Mississippi is receiving of $356,271 from the U.S. Department of Labor to help unemployed residents start their own businesses.

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Facebook Groups Focus on Meridian Crime

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Some Meridian residents who have been upset with the scarce information police have been releasing about crimes committed have taken it upon themselves to get that information out to the public.

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New Attorney Appointed in Ricin Case

Posted: 09/10/2013 - A federal judge has appointed a new lawyer to represent a Mississippi man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials.

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Bond Controversy/Court Action

Posted: 09/10/2013 - A controversial bond issue took center stage Tuesday morning in Lauderdale County Chancery Court.

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Council Members Comment on Police Policy

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Two members of the Meridian City Council commented on the new policies of the police department in releasing information on crimes.

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MPD Crime Information Less Forthcoming

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Numerous violent crimes were reported by residents over the weekend in Meridian. Police released even less information than has been the recent norm.

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Meridian Budget Talks Update

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Meridian residents will get the opportunity this week to express their views about how money for next year's budget should be spent.

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Governor on Trade Mission to Brazil

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Gov. Phil Bryant and a group of Mississippi business leaders are in Brazil this week to meet with local trade organizations and officials.

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Task Force Funding Declining

Updated: 09/05/2013 - Officials say money is spread way too thin trying to fund drug courts, task force units and other crime fighting programs across the state.

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Proposed Salary Concerns

Updated: 09/03/2013 - Officials in Meridian are closer to deciding on a budget for next year. However, concerns are being raised by some about proposals that are being made by the mayor.

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Governor Makes Appointment to PSC

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Steve Renfroe, of Moss Point, to fill the unexpired term of Leonard Bentz on the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

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Jackson County Sheriff Indicted

Posted: 08/30/2013 - A south Mississippi sheriff has been indicted on 31 charges ranging from fraud and embezzlement to perjury, extortion and witness tampering.

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