HATTIESBURG — Pine Belt Quilters 17th Biennial Fiber Art and Quilt Show is Oct. 5 and 6 at Lake Terrace Conference Center. Hours are Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children

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UPDATED 11:15 a.m. 9/21, Mayor Percy Bland statement: "It is the ongoing practice of this administration, under advice from legal counsel, to refuse comment on active litigation and ongoing investigations. I continue to be excited about my current team, our progress and the great things happ…

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Following a public hearing about a tax increase on Tuesday, the Meridian City Council elected to ignore Mayor Percy Bland's request for a tax increase and cut funding to various departments with unfilled positions.

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Despite passing nearly a decade from the 2008 recession, Mississippi has recovered slowly economically by roughly 1.7 percent annually, state Attorney General Jim Hood told Rotary Club members Tuesday.

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A public hearing on a proposed tax increase in Meridian brought a large crowd to the normally quiet City Council meeting Tuesday evening, ending with at least four of the five council members saying they would vote against a hike. 

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The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to accept the highest bid for timber on a parcel of land just off Sweet Gum Bottom Road. 

In honor of POW/ MIA Recognition Week, the Naval Air Station in Meridian and the 186th Air Refueling Wing will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Meridian's City Hall on the third floor.

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A string of deaths in Mississippi prisons last month prompted public scrutiny, made national headlines and raised questions about conditions in state correctional facilities as well as transparency at the Department of Corrections.

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The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has cleared nearly every obstacle for the annual $56.6 million budget, waiting only for a vote of approval on Thursday.

Law enforcement charged Christopher Paul Ordone Sr. following an investigation initiated by a tip from the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department. 

While conducting a welfare check Wednesday evening, deputies discovered a person being held against their will, prompting kidnapping and aggravated domestic violence charges against a Memphis man. 

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DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Blamed for the death of a Florida baby and intense wind and rain that pummeled parts of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, Tropical Depression Gordon weakened Wednesday but still spread bands of heavy rains across a swath of the South as it swirled over central Mi…

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Rick Young, the interim president of East Mississippi Community College, submitted his letter of resignation to the college's Board of Trustees on Tuesday.   

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate heritage group has no special status to try block the University of Mississippi from adding historical context to Old South symbols, a state appeals court said Tuesday.

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PHILADELPHIA—Neshoba Central High students have been busy, crafting Native American necklaces in their school colors of red, white and blue.