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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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Alabama Marriage License Vote

Updated: 09/17/2015 - A proposal to get the state of Alabama out of the marriage business has failed within the state legislature.

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New Song Calls for Changing Mississippi Flag

Posted: 09/11/2015 - Music has been added to the movement to change the state flag. Singer-songwriter Steve Earle's latest song was created as a call for change.

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Senate Committee Approves Cigarette Tax

Posted: 09/11/2015 - An Alabama Senate committee has approved a House-passed cigarette tax and other revenue bills as lawmakers press forward in trying to close a budget shortfall.

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Aug. 25 Tribal Chief Election Certified

Posted: 09/10/2015 - The Tribal Election Committee has certified the results of the Aug. 25 election for chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

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Alabama Committee Approves Gas Tax Hike

Posted: 09/10/2015 - Some Alabama lawmakers are suggesting an additional gasoline tax to pay for road and bridge construction and repairs across the state.

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Judges Decline Thompson Request

Updated: 09/10/2015 - Three judges have dismissed a federal lawsuit that sought to put a justice court judge back on the November ballot in north Mississippi after he was removed from office.

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Nunnelee Papers, Records Donated to MSU

Posted: 09/10/2015 - The family of the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee has donated volumes of papers, along with digital records and memorabilia to Mississippi State University's Congressional and Political Research Center.

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City Council Talks 5th Street Project

Posted: 09/09/2015 - The Meridian City Council met Wednesday with overseers of the 5th Street Project who say progress is being made.

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Challenge to Initiative Costs State

Posted: 09/09/2015 - Public records show the state has paid more than $60,000 to defend Mississippi legislative leaders in a dispute over school funding amendments.

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Joint Land Use Study to Begin in October

Updated: 09/08/2015 - A joint land use study will be conducted to analyze the impact of NAS Meridian on the surrounding population, which has tripled since the base opened.

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