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Alabama Seeks to Enforce Payday Loan Limits

Posted: 09/19/2013 - Alabama's Banking Department plans to start a database of payday loans to make sure lenders don't issue more of the loans than state law allows.

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Call Made to 'Fully Fund' Education Budget

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Education officials are making their legally-mandated push to support Mississippi's school funding formula, but it's not clear they'll be any more successful in 2015 than in other recent years.

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PEER Report Says Port Jobs May Lag Until 2035

Posted: 09/13/2013 - A legislative watchdog report warns that Mississippi's state-owned Port of Gulfport may not meet a goal of creating 1,300 jobs from its Hurricane Katrina recovery program until 2035.

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Appeals Court Sides with Lee County Sheriff

Posted: 09/13/2013 - A federal appeals court has sided with a Mississippi sheriff in a lawsuit in which a former corrections officer said the department infringed on her religious beliefs.

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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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