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Universities Support Capital Funding Plan

Posted: 08/20/2013 - As they present their annual request for capital spending, leaders of Mississippi's eight public universities say they're pleased with the legislature's pledge to borrow $100 million a year to cover the schools' needs.

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Mississippi Flood Insurance Rates to Surge

Posted: 08/19/2013 - National Flood Insurance Program premiums are increasing under legislation Congress passed last year to make up for deficits in the federal program, which is billions in debt.

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Palmer "Roast and Toast"

Updated: 08/18/2013 - A "Roast and Toast" honored former Councilman Jesse Palmer, Sr.

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Alabama's Unemployment Rate Drops

Updated: 08/16/2013 - Alabama's unemployment rate declined to 6.3 percent in July, which is the lowest rate in nearly five years.

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Opponents of Finger Scanners Make Plea in Court

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Opponents of a plan to require parents to use a finger scanner to sign children in and out of federally subsidized child care say the state hasn't proceeded properly.

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186th Begins Second Round of Refueling

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Meridian's 186th Air Refueling Wing Tuesday carried out its first mission since the KC-135 Stratotankers returned to Key Field.

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Chaney Visits Meridian

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney spoke at the EMBDC's Business Before Hours meeting Tuesday.

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Council Budget Talks Continue

Updated: 08/13/2013 - The Meridian City Council continued working toward a final budget for FY 2014.

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Lawmaker Denies Republican Slant in Redistricting

Posted: 08/09/2013 - An Alabama state senator who was in charge of a committee that drew the state's Senate districts has denied that the process was intended to create more Republican districts.

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Speaker Won't Stop House Prayers

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he has no plans to stop opening session prayers, despite a legal challenge to the practice in a New York town.

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Alabama Private School Tax Credits Topic of Hearing

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The Alabama Department of Revenue has set aside a full day for a public hearing on its proposed rules for implementing Alabama's new tax credits for private school attendance.

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Interim Superintendent to Serve on Charter Board

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Interim state Superintendent of Education Lynn House will serve on the new Charter School Authorizer Board, but probably only until a new permanent superintendent is named.

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Warren County Official Indicted

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Palmertree has been indicted on two felony counts of embezzlement.

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City Budget Talks Begin

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Budget talks for the new fiscal year have started for the Meridian City Council and department leaders.

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