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Study Finds Schools Could Save Big

Updated: 09/28/2015 - The Mississippi state auditor's office says school districts could save more than $200 million a year by eliminating inefficient contracts and sharing services with other school districts.

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Hurst, Hood Spar over Corruption Investigation

Posted: 09/25/2015 - Republican challenger Mike Hurst says he thinks Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's office leaked information years ago to the target of a corruption investigation. But Democrat Hood's campaign manager says Hurst "has manufactured a complete lie."

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Bentley Says Budget Language Unconstitutional

Posted: 09/25/2015 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says lawmakers encroached on the powers of the executive branch with budget bill language dictating how state agencies should spend money.

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Conservatives Welcome Boehner Departure

Posted: 09/25/2015 - Some conservative House members are welcoming Friday's news that House Speaker John Boehner is leaving Congress. Others criticized his detractors.

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School Funding Initiative Overshadows Budget Hearings

Posted: 09/23/2015 - Mississippi's public universities and community colleges are seeking more money even as lawmakers warn that the passage of a voter initiative to increase funding for K-12 schools will mean budget cuts.

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Foreclosure Notice Against Watkins Published

Posted: 09/22/2015 - A public notice was issued Tuesday, stating that the man who owns the Meridian Police Department building has defaulted on a loan to Trustmark Bank.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Hearing Agency Requests

Posted: 09/22/2015 - Mississippi lawmakers are being asked to spend millions more on education, Medicaid, mental health and other state services for the coming year.

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Hopkins Drops Civil Service Appeal

Updated: 09/21/2015 - A police officer who was fired by the Meridian Police Department has dropped his appeal before the Meridian Civil Service Commission.

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Grant Scam

Updated: 09/21/2015 - The recent start of school also brought back a scam that targets cash strapped-college students.

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Alabama Court Strikes Down Visitation Rights

Posted: 09/18/2015 - The Alabama Supreme Court says it does not have to recognize a lesbian woman's adoptions of her ex-partner's children that were granted in Georgia.

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Wildlife Commission Approves Deer Baiting Change

Posted: 09/18/2015 - The Mississippi Commission of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has approved a change that will do away with the 'line of sight' restriction in the supplemental feeding law.

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Seven Face Deportation after Convictions

Posted: 09/18/2015 - The Mississippi Attorney General's Office says seven undocumented workers face deportation after being convicted of identity fraud.

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Former Sheriff Ordered to Pay Damages

Posted: 09/17/2015 - A federal jury has ordered former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd to pay $260,000 in damages after a jury found for the plaintiff in a sexual harassment case.

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